Power Proverbs

By | June 26, 2016

Sayings about Power

Always be patient with the rich and powerful. ~ Spanish Proverb

The barking dog gives you no power — it gives you fear. ~ Malagasy Proverb

You can’t use your hand to force the sun to set. ~ Nigerian Proverb

Under a powerful general there are no feeble soldiers. ~ Japanese Proverb

Community is not made by force. ~ Afghani Proverb

Beauty is power. ~ Arabian Proverb

Where power reigns there is no room for reason. ~ French Proverb

If power can be bought then sell your mother to get it. ~ Ghanaian Proverb

Force without forecast is to little avail. ~ Traditional Proverb

If the devil is powerless, send him a woman. ~ Ukrainian Proverb

Power lasts ten years; influence not more than a hundred. ~ Korean Proverb

The tree breaks that takes all the force of the wind. ~ African Proverb

Power acquired by guilt was never used for a good purpose. ~ Latin Proverbs

Patience is power; with time and patience the mulberry becomes silk. ~ Chinese Proverb

Only when a new government comes to power do you learn to appreciate the values of the old one. ~ Myanmar Proverb

Against the beastly human being even the gods are powerless. ~ Czech Proverb

No matter how hidden a force is, it will attract some kind of resistance. ~ Native American Proverb

The powerful are never faithful. ~ Chinese Proverbs

Hurrying and worrying are not the same as strength. ~ Nigerian Proverb

Loving and singing are not to be forced. ~ German Proverbs

Cunning is better than force. ~ Uruguayan Proverb

You can’t force anyone to love you or lend you money. ~ Jewish Proverb

Give up the smallest part of a secret, and the rest is no longer in your power. ~ German Proverbs

Who is forced to go to church will not pray. ~ Slovenian Proverb

When a king is about to lose his power his orders burn more intensely than fire. ~ Tibetan Proverb

Where right has no power — there power likes to be. ~ Croatian Proverb

A little subtleness is better than a lot of force. ~ Congolese Proverb

Deceive the rich and powerful if you will, but don’t insult them. ~ Japanese Proverb

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so. ~ Bible

Fashion is more powerful than any tyrant. ~ Latin Proverb

The less power a man has, the more he likes to use it. ~ Chinese Proverb

The lion’s power lies in our fear of him. ~ Nigerian Proverb

Who has power in his hands has no need to lie; he uses violence. ~ Turkish Proverbs

He who fears something gives it power over him. ~ Moorish Proverbs

Force is that which rules the actions without regulating the will. ~ Traditional Proverb

Patience is power; with time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown. ~ Chinese Proverb

If a man becomes powerful even his chicken and his dog go to heaven. ~ Chinese Proverb

Man has responsibility, not power. ~ Tuscarora proverb

Use power to curb power. ~ Chinese Proverbs

The devil tempts but doesn’t force. ~ Guyanese Proverb

Three are powerful: the Pope, the king, and the man who has nothing. ~ Italian Proverbs

None are more haughty than a common place person raised to power. ~ French Proverb

Never give a sword to a fool or power to an unjust man. ~ Greek Proverbs

A powerful man has big ears. ~ Japanese Proverb

Stupidity is a force unto itself. ~ Latin Proverb

Every tree feels the force of the wind. ~ Afghan Proverb

The power of the crocodile is in the water. ~ Bantu Proverbs

Go with the powerful and people will kneel before you. ~ Palestinian Proverbs

Persuasion is better than force. ~ Traditional Proverb

Unless a serpent devour a serpent it will not become a dragon. Unless one power absorb another, it will not become great. ~ Traditional Proverb

Advertising is the driving force of business. ~ Russian Proverb

A powerful friend becomes a powerful enemy. ~ Ethiopian Proverbs

The word of a powerful man is the truth. ~ Bambara Proverb

If power is for sale, sell your mother to buy it. You can always buy her back again. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb

The raggy colt often made a powerful horse. ~ Irish Proverbs

He who is afraid of a thing gives it power over him. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Dogs that fight each other will join forces against the wolf. ~ Armenian Proverb

You can’t use your hand to force the sun to set. ~ Nigerian Proverbs

Community is not made by force. ~ Afghani Proverb

Force without forecast is to little avail. ~ Traditional Proverb

The tree breaks that takes all the force of the wind. ~ African Proverb

No matter how hidden a force is, it will attract some kind of resistance. ~ Native American Proverb

Cunning is better than force. ~ Uruguayan Proverb

A little subtleness is better than a lot of force. ~ Congolese Proverb

Force is that which rules the actions without regulating the will. ~ Traditional Proverb

Every tree feels the force of the wind. ~ Afghan Proverb

Persuasion is better than force. ~ Traditional Proverb

Advertising is the driving force of business. ~ Russian Proverbs

Dogs that fight each other will join forces against the wolf. ~ Armenian Proverb

Quotations about Power

Favorite quote about Power

The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself. ~ Winston Churchill Quotes

What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens. ~ Epictetus

Their insatiable lust for power is only equaled by their incurable impotence in exercising it. ~ Winston Churchill

Longer in your power – he’s free again. ~ Aleksander Solzhenitsyn

Only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit. ~ Chuck Palahniuk

The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future. ~ Eric Hoffer

Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power. ~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes

Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

The steps of power are often steps on sand. ~ Edward Counsel

All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

There is no knowledge that is not power. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Power is when you have every justification to kill someone, and then you don’t. ~ Oskar Shindler

Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have. ~ Saul Alinsky

I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Each one of us has the power to make others feel better or worse. Making others feel better is much more fun than making others feel worse. Making others feel better generally makes us feel better. ~ Author Unknown

He, who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. ~ Alice Walker

Power is not alluring to pure minds. ~ Thomas Jefferson Quotes

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. ~ Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Knowledge is power. ~ Francis Bacon

The secret of power is the knowledge that others are more cowardly than you are. ~ Ludwig Borne

The power of a thing or an act is in the meaning and the understanding. ~ Nicholas Black Elk

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. ~ Jimi Hendrix

We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world – or to make it the last. ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Anyone can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way – that is not within everyone’s power and that is not easy. ~ Aristotle Quotes

Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. ~ Peace Pilgrim

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo F. Buscaglia

Between stimulus and response is our greatest power – the freedom to choose. ~ Stephen R. Covey

He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. ~ Lao Tzu

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse. ~ Edmund Burke

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while. ~ Albert Einstein

Power gradually extirpates for the mind every humane and gentle virtue. ~ Edmund Burke

In order to obtain and hold power, a man must love it. ~ Leo Tolstoy

But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power. ~ James Baldwin

Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just. ~ Blaise Pascal

Power over a man’s subsistence amounts to power over his will. ~ Alexander Hamilton

You shall have joy, or you shall have power, said God; you shall not have both. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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