Quotes about Power

"What connects two thousand years of genocide? Too much power in too few hands."

Simon Wiesenthal (31 December 1908 – 20 September 2005) was a Jewish Austrian Holocaust survivor who became famous after World War II for his work as a Nazi hunter.


"God must have loved the People in Power, for he made them so very like their own image of him."

Kenneth Patchen (December 13, 1911 – January 8, 1972) was an American poet and novelist.


"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama and he wrote more than 60 plays.


"Nobody is going to delegate a lot of power to a secretary that they can't control."

Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman and politician who is currently Mayor of New York City. With a net worth of $25 billion in 2012, he is also the 10th-richest person in the United States. He is the founder and 88% owner of Bloomberg L.P., a financial data-services firm.


"There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together."

Josh Billings (20 April 1818 – 14 October 1885) was the pen name of humorist born Henry Wheeler Shaw. He was perhaps the second most famous humor writer and lecturer in the United States in the second half of the 19th century after Mark Twain, although his reputation has not fared so well with later generations.


"Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is a shadow of the other."

Carl Gustav Jung (26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist, an influential thinker and the founder of analytical psychology.


"In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience."

W.B. Prescott (-)