Quotation Explorer - 'Powers'

While an author is yet living we estimate his powers by his worst performance, and when he is dead we rate them by his best. - Samuel Johnson
An ancient gate, sealed by the powers of Light and Darkness, barred the way to the Pillars beyond. To depart this place and continue my journey, I would have to find the means to open it. - Amy Hennig
It is grief that develops the powers of the mind. - Marcel Proust
The feelings in love and the orgasm in sex are the supernatural powers inside every one of us. - M.F. Moonzajer
On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Coming into your powers can be a very confusing time. Perhaps there is a book on the subject. If you like, we can go see Marian."Yeah, right. Choices and Changes. A Modern Girl's Guide to Casting. My Mom Wants to Kill Me: A Self-Help Book For Teens. - Kami Garcia
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. - Norman Vincent Peale
Every line we succeed in publishing today - no matter how uncertain the future to which we entrust it - is a victory wrenched from the powers of darkness. - Walter Benjamin
Every time you understand something, religion becomes less likely. Only with the discovery of the double helix and the ensuing genetic revolution have we had grounds for thinking that the powers held traditionally to be the exclusive property of the gods might one day be ours. . . . - James D. Watson
Maimed, mad, and sexually different people were believed to possess supernatural powers by primal cultures' magico-religious thinking. For them, abnormality was the price a person had to pay for her or his extraordinary gift. - Gloria E. Anzaldúa
Blake's song isn't really a song for England alone," said Dym. "It's a song for every land. We're all building the unseen Jerusalem together. But the powers of darkness don't want to see a time when the earth shall be filled with the glory of the God as the waters cover the sea. - Constance Savery
When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. - Napoleon Hill
To a woman nothing seems quite impossible to the powers of the man she worships. - O. Henry
If we have received a precious gift from God, it is our imagination. When we tap into our powers of imagination, we are bombs of possibilities. - Hiroko Sakai
the fact that every people feel itself threatened by the others gives the state it's definite unifying powers; it depends upon the instinct of self-preservation of society itself; the latent external crisis enables it to get the upper hand in internal crises - Martin Buber
The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forebearing. - Epictetus
Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers. - Henri-Frédéric Amiel
The deepest of powers are often the most subtle. Something that most fail to realize... - Luis Marques
We are always imagining something, It is practically impossible to be awake without imagining something. Then why not imagine something at all times that will inspire the powers within us to do greater and greater things? - Christian D. Larson
Lady you bereft me of all words, Only my blood speaks to you in my veins, And there is such confusion in my powers. - William Shakespeare
The movers & shakers of the world are not imbued with special powers. Once you realize that, you too can attain your rightful mantle. - Mario J. Lucero
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle. - Phillips Brooks
Human reason has this peculiar fate that in one species of its knowledge it is burdened by questions which, as prescribed by the very nature of reason itself, it is not able to ignore, but which, as transcending all its powers, it is also not able to answer. - Immanuel Kant
Atheism is a lack of belief...what about the powers of darkness, and that of light, will you trace both to nothing? Then you must have created yourself. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I could have all of the powers of mind in the world, but still be alone. Until I have met with the curiosity of others, I will remain alone and in hell. I have a dream, but I am not living it.At least I feel some solace in completing CAPTCHA challenges. - Michael Brett Turner
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks. - Johann Gottfried Von Herder
Life is an amazingly mysterious and interesting game. To win, you have to play with the magical powers of love and kindness. - Debasish Mridha
Women always think in the catastrophic, and when there is a calamity to rectify that might require a unmarried granddaughter, there older women will always act. Their powers of foresight and vigilance might make any disheveled or nubile young haggage ready for the altar in five minutes. - Michelle Franklin
After death something new begins, over which all powers of the world of death have no more might. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive. It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad. And if this is lacking, no teacher can supply it or take its place - Carl Jung
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others. - Tryon Edwards
Each morning in every family, men, women and children, if they have nothing better to do, tell each other their dreams.We are all at the mercy of the dream and we owe it to ourselves to submit its powers to the waking state. - La Révolution Surréaliste No. 1
What we believe and trust becomes the very ruler for our souls by the influence of powers which work either righteously or evilly - S. E. Entsua-Mensah
Not to be cheered by praise, Not to be grieved by blame, But to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers Are the characteristics of an excellent man. - Saskya Pandita
Surrealism is not a movement. It is a latent state of mind perceivable through the powers of dream and nightmare. - Salvador Dalí
When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat. - Henry Miller
Stand up for who you are. Respect your Self and ignite the divine sparks in you. Access your powers. Choose your rights and work together with others to bring blessings into the lives. - Amit Ray
Without your stories, without your heroes and their awesome powers, how could you explain this, this here, this incomprehensible real that ever refuses to embrace any rule, any cliché besides the intransigent, pathetic truth that we all end, that no one comes back. - Tom King
We may be invisible to the powers that be but we are many and our invisibility makes us stealthy like ninjas. We can sneak up on the corrupt society and TAKE BACK what they took away - Levon Peter Poe
Whether a thought is spoken or not, it is a real thing and has powers of reality. - Frank Herbert
If only I had used my powers for good instead of for trivia! - Hermester Barrington
There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by unfolding of his powers. - Erich Fromm
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. - Thomas Jefferson
As the soil of a garden is richer and as the harvest of the garden bears healthier nourishment from the decay of leaf matter and banana peel and egg shell and human hair and chicken bone and fireplace ash, so the accumulation of death in teh ground of a city implants therein energies and powers. - Tim Gilmore
The powers that be are ordained of God, - Bible
It's terrible to have to fear that your powers will activate at any given moment. Especially when you draw close to people... and find that your only choice is to pull away. It's overwhelming when you find a time, a person, with which there's nothing to fear. - Zechariah Barrett
The powers of a man's mind are directly proportioned to the quantity of coffee he drinks. - James Mackintosh
There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives to his life by the unfolding of his powers. - Erich Fromm
The best historian is he who combines knowledge of the evidence with the largest intellect, the warmest human sympathy and the highest imaginative powers. - G. M. Trevelyan
Do not pray for easy lives.Pray to be stronger men.Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers.Pray for powers equal to your tasks.Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle. - Phillips Brooks
What is unbelief but the despair, dictated by the dominant powers, that nothing can really change? - Ched Myers
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man. - Euripides
There are pauses amidst study, and even pauses of seeming idleness, in which a process goes on which may be likened to the digestion of food. In those seasons of repose, the powers are gathering their strength for new efforts; as land which lies fallow recovers itself for tillage.
WEAKNESSES, n.pl. Certain primal powers of Tyrant Woman wherewith she holds dominion over the male of her species, binding him to the service of her will and paralyzing his rebellious energies. - Ambrose Bierce
Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth our powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered. - Daniel Webster
There is more than enough for everyone. Any idea of lack and so its experience comes from fear. Fear powers greed, which encourages people to save for later just for themselves. - Raphael Zernoff
We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. - Compton Gage
Imagine Himalayas without glaciers. Imagine 3 nuclear powers without water. - Vinita Kinra
We've determined that Ms. Hauptman is a potential threat to the public safety, and we are bringing her in as a murder suspect who has supernatural powers that make her too dangerous to be incarcerated in the usual ways. - Patricia Briggs
I am a storyteller, for better and for worse. I suspect that a feeling for stories, for narrative, is a universal human disposition, going with our powers of language, consciousness of self, and autobiographical memory. - Oliver Sacks
There are powers inside of you, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become. - Orison Swett Marden
Laughter, while it lasts, slackens and unbraces the mind, weakens the faculties, and causes a kind of remissness and dissolution in all the powers of the soul. - Joseph Addison
I will to my dying day oppose, with all the powers and faculties God has given me, all such instruments of slavery on the one hand and villainy on the other, as this Writ of Assistance is. - James Otis
When you use life's curve balls to create positive energy, you cultivate a Don't Die® spirit that powers you through moment by moment so that you live your life to the fullest until the very end. - Andrea Goeglein
Be bold and mighty powers will come to your aid. - Basil King
PICTURE, n. A representation in two dimensions of something wearisome in three. "Behold great Daubert's picture here on view -- Taken from Life." If that description's true, Grant, heavenly Powers, that I be taken, too. Jali Hane - Ambrose Bierce
Rather, she [Death] simply is the Ultimate Hostess who tells you when your table's ready. It's up to other powers what section you're seated in (smoking or non-smoking).
Wisdom is a state of stability and unconcern. It is a balanced confidence based on stable reasons. Wisdom is not a talent or power sourced at your birth. It is the power of ruling over all the other powers you have born with. - Alper Mazun
"Only a novel"... in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language. - Jane Austen
There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women. - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
A smile remains the most inexpensive gift I can bestow on anyone and yet its powers can vanquish kingdoms. - Og Mandino
To be happy you must have taken the measure of your powers, tasted the fruits of your passion, and learned your place in the world. - George Santayana
Meditation, education and beauty are the three transforming powers that can change individual and the whole world. - Amit Ray
Secrets, like tyrants, have influence that extends far beyond their own thrones. To silence their oppressive powers, they must be uncrowned. - Ina Catrinescu
The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reality is the manifestation of the inner workings, carried out by the supreme powers. Whatever you think and do right now, either positive or negative is working on your behalf because you are a co-worker of the divine. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Soul and mind are the powers of mankind - Akinwale Musa Oluseun
There is a goddess of Memory, Mnemosyne; but none of Forgetting. Yet there should be, as they are twin sisters, twin powers, and walk on either side of us, disputing for sovereignty over us and who we are, all the way until death. - Richard Holmes
No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. - Edmund Burke
Basically all the religions,sciences and powers of the world boil down to a simple truth. The Best Story Teller will win in the end! - Stanley Victor Paskavich
A witch is wise. She has earned her wisdom. She has learned to love her shadows and has grown more beautiful because of it. She has proven she can stand comfortably within her powers. She has become the true embodiment of a witch. - Dacha Avelin
Knowledge is the switch that turns on the light;wisdom is the battery that powers it. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Any person that has LEARNED the use of his subconscious powers is in HEAVEN already, But any person that has UNLEARNED the use of his subconscious powers is already in HADES. - Auliq-Ice
It is good for a student to be poor. Getting and spending, the typical American college student lays waste his powers. Work and contemplation don't mix, and university days ought to be days of contemplation. - Russell Kirk
I could have all of the powers of mind in the world, but still be alone. Until I have met with the curiosity of others, I will remain alone and in hell. I have a dream, but I am not living it.At least I have comfort in completing CAPTHA's. - Michael Brett Turner
To display the greatest powers, unless they are applied to great purposes, makes nothing for the character of greatness. - William Hazlitt
Communities that can't read and translate what the powers are putting out will always be tricked. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Knowledge is the switch that turns on the light; wisdom is the battery that powers it. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Integrity and self trust are the two important powers that can help you to reach success. - Debasish Mridha
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solved each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They kept going regardless of the obstacles they met.
Presumption means nothing more than as stated by Lord Mansfield, the weighing of probabilities, and deciding, by the powers of common sense, on which side the truth is. - Sir William Draper
Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but is sure to repent of every ill-judged outlay. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Consciousness of our powers augments them.
The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence. - John F. Kennedy
Nothing we ever imagined is beyond our powers, only beyond our present self-knowledge. - Theodore Roszak
From social intercourse are derived some of the highest enjoyments of life; where there is a free interchange of sentiments the mind acquires new ideas, and by frequent exercise of its powers, the understanding gains fresh vigor. - Joseph Addison
The images of Myth are reflections of Spiritual and Depth potentialities of every one of us. Through contemplating those we evoke those powers in our own lives to operate through ourselves. - Joseph Campbell
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. - Thomas Jefferson
Resign your destiny to higher powers. - William James
Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts: Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed By hymns of praise. From him alone of all The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof.
I have three powers to win the world: my omnipotent love, my omnipresent kindness, and my omniscient compassion. - Debasish Mridha
TELL HER I AM POISONED... AND BY THE POWERS OF GODS I WILL BE GIVEN WHAT IS MINE... HER LOVE, HER BODY, HER SPIRIT, MY WHOLE WORLD - Konstantinos Kyriakou.K.K
I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. - Thomas Jefferson
Nothing is more likely than that [the] enumeration of powers is defective. This is the ordinary case of all human works. Let us then go on perfecting it by adding by way of amendment to the Constitution those powers which time and trial show are still wanting - Thomas Jefferson
...And eventually, he (Charles Manson) testified to an empty court, as Bugliosi had convinced the presiding judge Older, that Manson's hypnotic powers might convince the jury he was innocent. - Nikolas Schreck
it was impossible to confine a Government to the exercise of express powers; there must necessarily be admitted powers by implication, unless the Constitution descended to recount every minutia - James Madison
There is a journey that’s waiting for you, you will make great discoveries, you will find treasures and hidden powers, it’s a journey divinely design just for you, Today be brave in self-love and start the journey within yourself, There God is waiting to show you his masterpiece of love. - Micheline Jean Louis
Black people have always been used as a buffer in this country between powers to prevent class war. - Toni Morrison
you need to listen to the silence in order to hear the messages from universe..because beyond the silence there's more sounds connecting you with universal powers.. - gayan fonseka
It is much easier to try one's hand at many things than to concentrate one's powers on one thing. - Quintilian
It is an infirmity of our nature to mingle our interests and prejudices with the operation of our reasoning powers, and attribute to the objects of our likes and dislikes qualities they do not possess and effects they can not produce. - Andrew Jackson
Angels are the powers hidden in the faculties and organs of man - Idries Shah
One of George H. W. Bush's early teachers at Andover wrote, "At the moment he is intellectually immature for his powers of reasoning are not entirely developed. - H.W. Brands
Her taste still teased my tongue, and her touch tipped my fingers. Her smile licked my lips, and her heart beat my own. So I tugged on her sheets, like it was a cape. To me, she was a God damned super hero, and underneath, was everything I need. Her super powers on top of me. - J. Raymond
The power of turning your life around lays in your ability to unleash your personal powers to accomplish it. - Abdulazeez Henry Musa
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. - Edmund Burke
Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character. - James Bridie
Awareness is the fuel that powers change - Theresa French
Smiling has special powers that you can't believe it is capable of doing, like calming fears, insecurities, hurt and anxiety just like beauty around you. - Auliq-Ice
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