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  • Ravnoteža moći
    • Edmund Berk, govor, (1741). Sir Robert Walpole—Speech. (1741). Džon Vesli, Dnevnik (20. septembar 1790), pripisuje ga „kralju Švedske”. Nemačka dijeta ili ravnoteža Evrope. Naslov folije iz 1653. godine.
  • Biti moćan je kao biti dama. Ako moraš da kažeš ljudima da si, ti nisi.
    • Džesi Kar, šef Lokalnog saveza vozača kamiona , u Njuzviku, tom 88 (1976), str. 77
  • Ko je svemoćan, treba da se plaši svega.
  • Moć se širi kroz distribuciju tajnosti.
    • Dejvid Džon Mur Kornvel (rođen 1931), britanski autor i jedanput špijun, intervjuisao Pip Ajers u časopisu Uživo, Pošta (10. jul 2011).
  • Šta prava moć može da kupi, naravno, je anonimnost.
  • Veliki ljudi su oni koji vide da je duhovna moć jača od bilo koje materijalne sile.
    • Ralf Voldo Emerson, u Džosaja Hočkis Žilber, Rečnik vatrenih reči briljantnih pisaca (1895), str. 456.
  • Moć je svuda … jer dolazi od svuda.
    • Mišel Fuko, u Who's Who in Contemporary Gay & Lesbian History : From World War II to the Present Day (2001) uredio/la Robert Oldrič i Gari Voterspun.
  • Ja bih nazvao moćnim onim koji kontroliše oluje njegovog uma.
    • Valter S. Landor, “Diogenes and Plato,” Imaginarne konverzacije Grka i Rimljana,tom 4 (1829)


  • If you want to discover just what there is in a man — give him power.
    • Francis Trevelyan Miller (1910), Portrait Life of Lincoln: Life of Abraham Lincoln, the Greatest American.
  • Without his rod revers'd,
    And backward mutters of dissevering power.



  • You who are sitting before me have the power to change my consciousness into painting, poem, melody or anything else!


  • Next to enjoying ourselves, the next greatest pleasure consists in preventing others from enjoying themselves, or, more generally, in the acquisition of power.
  • The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics.
  • The pursuit of knowledge is, I think, mainly actuated by love of power. And so are all advances in scientific technique.


  • The function of the law is not to provide justice or to preserve freedom. The function of the law is to keep those who hold power, in power.
    • Gerry Spence, How to Argue and Win Every Time (1995), Ch. 6: The New King: Tyranny of the Corporate Core, p. 90.
  • If you were handed power on a plate you'd be left fighting over a plate.


  • All power corrupts, absolute power is even more fun.
  • Suspectum semper invisumque dominantibus qui proximus destinaretur.
    • Rulers always hate and suspect the next in succession.
    • Tacitus, Annales (AD 117), I. 21.
  • Imperium flagitio acquisitum nemo unquam bonis artibus exercuit.
    • Power acquired by guilt was never used for a good purpose.
    • Tacitus, Annales (AD 117), I. 30.
  • Imperium cupientibus nihil medium inter summa et præcipitia.
    • In the struggle between those seeking power there is no middle course.
    • Tacitus, Annales (AD 117), II. 74.
  • Potentiam cautis quam acribus consiliis tutius haberi.
    • Power is more safely retained by cautious than by severe councils.
    • Tacitus, Annales (AD 117), XI. 29.
  • Cupido dominandi cunctis affectibus flagrantior est.
    • Lust of power is the most flagrant of all the passions.
    • Tacitus, Annales (AD 117), XV. 53.


  • Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo.
    • If I can not influence the gods, I shall move all hell.
    • Virgil, Æneid (29-19 BC), VII. 312.


  • An untoward event. (Threatening to disturb the balance of power.)
    • Duke of Wellington, on the destruction of the Turkish Navy at the battle of Navarino (Oct. 20, 1827).
  • Power consists in one's capacity to link his will with the purpose of others, to lead by reason and a gift of cooperation.


  • Power never takes a back step — only in the face of more power.


  • Every Communist must grasp the truth: "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[uredi]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 622-24.
  • Give me a lever long enough
    And a prop strong enough,
    I can single handed move the world.
  • Iron hand in a velvet glove.
    • Attributed to Charles V. Used also by Napoleon. See Carlyle, Latter Day Pamphlets, No, II.
  • To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it: the pains of power are real, its pleasures imaginary.
  • Qui peut ce qui lui plaît, commande alors qu'il prie.
    • Whoever can do as he pleases, commands when he entreats.
    • Pierre Corneille, Sertorius, IV. 2.
  • So mightiest powers by deepest calms are fed,
    And sleep, how oft, in things that gentlest be!
  • For what can power give more than food and drink,
    To live at ease, and not be bound to think?
  • Du bist noch nicht der Mann den Teufel festzuhalten.
  • O what is it proud slime will not believe
    Of his own worth, to hear it equal praised
    Thus with the gods?
  • Nihil est quod credere de se
    Non possit, quum laudatur dis æqua potestas.
    • There is nothing which power cannot believe of itself, when it is praised as equal to the gods.
    • Juvenal, Satires, IV. 70.
  • Et qui nolunt occidere quemquam
    Posse volunt.
    • Those who do not wish to kill any one, wish they had the power.
    • Juvenal, Satires, X. 96.
  • Ut desint vires tamen est laudanda voluntas.
    • Though the power be wanting, yet the wish is praiseworthy.
    • Ovid, Epistolæ Ex Ponto, III. 4. 79.
  • A cane non magno sæpe tenetur aper.
    • The wild boar is often held by a small dog.
    • Ovid, Remedia Amoris, 422.
  • Nunquam est fidelis cum potente societas.
    • A partnership with men in power is never safe.
    • Phaedrus, Fables, I. 5. 1.
  • Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.
  • And deal damnation round the land.
  • The powers that be are ordained of God.
  • Kann ich Armeen aus der Erde stampfen?
    Wächst mir ein Kornfeld in der flachen Hand?
    • Can I summon armies from the earth?
      Or grow a cornfield on my open palm?
    • Friedrich Schiller, Die Jungfrau von Orleans, I. 3.
  • Ich fühle eine Armee in meiner Faust.
  • Quod non potest vult posse, qui nimium potest.
    • He who is too powerful, is still aiming at that degree of power which is unattainable.
    • Seneca the Younger, Hippolytus, 215.
  • Minimum decet libere cui multum licet.
  • No pent-up Utica contracts your powers,
    But the whole boundless continent is yours.
    • Jonathan Sewall, Epilogue to Addison's Cato. Written for the performance at the Bow Street Theatre, Portsmouth, N.H.
  • The awful shadow of some unseen Power
    Floats, tho' unseen, amongst us.
  • Male imperando summum imperium amittitur.
    • The highest power may be lost by misrule.
    • Syrus, Maxims.
  • He never sold the truth to serve the hour,
    Nor paltered with Eternal God for power.
  • A power is passing from the earth.

Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations (1989)[uredi]

  • There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it.
  • In the main it will be found that a power over a man's support [salary] is a power over his will.
  • For we put the power in the people.
    • William Penn. Robert Proud, The History of Pennsylvania in North America, vol. 1, p. 139 (1797).

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