Powerful quotes

  • Unconditional love is an illogical notion, but such a great and powerful one.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Powerful #Inspiration #Unconditional Love

  • There's a beauty to forgiveness, especially forgiveness that goes beyond rationality. Unconditional love is an illogical notion, but such a great & powerful one
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Powerful #Unconditional Love #Love Is

  • A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
    -- A. Philip Randolph

    #Powerful #Struggle #Rights

  • I think the names of colors are at the edge, between where language fails and where it's at its most powerful.
    -- A. S. Byatt

    #Powerful #Thinking #Names

  • You may be sitting in a room reading this book. Imagine one note struck upon the piano. Immediately that one note is enough to change the atmosphere of the room - proving that the sound element in music is a powerful and mysterious agent, which it would be foolish to deride or belittle.
    -- Aaron Copland

    #Powerful #Book #Reading

  • Human curiosity, the urge to know, is a powerful force and is perhaps the best secret weapon of all in the struggle to unravel the workings of the natural world.
    -- Aaron Klug

    #Powerful #Struggle #Curiosity

  • An interface can be a powerful narrative device. And as we collect more and more personally and socially relevant data, we have an opportunity, and maybe even an obligation, to maintain [our] humanity and tell some amazing stories.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Powerful #Technology #Opportunity

  • It's too late. We can't win, they've gotten too powerful.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Powerful #Winning #Too Late

  • If you want to shine like the sun, first burn like the sun.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Powerful #Shining #Want

  • The Earth is the most powerful and energetic planet.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Powerful #Earth #Planets

  • No matter how powerful, countries cannot rule the whole world. The world is ruled by brains, by justice, by morals and by fairness.
    -- Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

    #Country #Powerful #Justice

  • In keeping people straight, principle is not as powerful as a policeman.
    -- Abel Hermant

    #Powerful #People #Police

  • If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Funny #Witty #Powerful

  • Corporation 2020 is an indispensable contribution to the global transformation of finance and corporations as humanity re-integrates centuries of knowledge and continues its inevitable transition from the first Industrial Era... Pavan Sukhdev is a powerful standard-bearer leading us to the cleaner, knowledge-rich Green Economy globally, and this book provides a benchmark and guide to this better future for humanity.
    -- Achim Steiner

    #Powerful #Book #Humanity

  • A new, a vast, and a powerful language is developed for the future use of analysis, in which to wield its truths so that these may become of more speedy and accurate practical application for the purposes of mankind than the means hitherto in our possession have rendered possible.
    -- Ada Lovelace

    #Powerful #Mean #Analysis

  • We need to move beyond the demonisation of overpaid traders ... In finance and economics, ill-designed policy is a more powerful force for harm than individual greed or error.
    -- Adair Turner, Baron Turner of Ecchinswell

    #Business #Powerful #Moving

  • The single most powerful element of youth is that you don't have the life experiences to know what can't be done.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Powerful #Elements #Done

  • The special virtue of freedom is not that it makes you richer and more powerful but that it gives you more time to understand what it means to be alive.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Powerful #Mean #Giving

  • All we have is our vote. But it's powerful.
    -- Adam McKay

    #Powerful #Vote

  • If you're powerful, you are much more likely to be blind and deaf to signals from outside.
    -- Adam Michnik

    #Powerful #Blind #Deaf

  • I moved around a lot as a kid, and when you're always entering new places at that age, you kind of have to learn how to adapt yourself, and I felt a really powerful way to do that was to make people laugh.
    -- Adam Pally

    #Powerful #Kids #People

  • I learned at an early age that I could make the things that I wanted. That's a very powerful thing to realize as a kid. LEGOs were a key part of that.
    -- Adam Savage

    #Powerful #Kids #Keys

  • America has a critical role to play as the most powerful member of the world community.
    -- Adam Schiff

    #Powerful #Play #America

  • I enjoy being me; I always have done. I've seen people where it rules their lives, you know, who want to be thinner or have bigger boobs, and it wears them down. And I don't want that in my life. It's never been an issue - at least, I've never hung out with the sort of horrible people who would make it an issue. I have insecurities, of course, but I don't hang out with anyone who points them out to me.
    -- Adele

    #Powerful #Issues #People

  • The Truth that is to be Realized may be summarized simply as the Realization that no matter what is arising, no matter how many others are present, there is only One Being. This is precisely different from the childish but common religious notion that even when you are alone there is always Someone Else present, Who will look out for you if you do the right thing. True freedom is not a matter of striking a deal with an All-Powerful Parental Deity; no such God exists. True freedom is in the Realization that there is only God and You are That One.
    -- Adi Da

    #Love #Religious #Powerful

  • We are all proud that through God's powerful aid, we have become once more true Germans
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Powerful #Military #Proud

  • In times of violence, personal predilections for niceties of colour and form seem irrelevant. All primitive expression (like the myths) reveals the constant awareness of powerful forces, the immediate presence of terror and fear.
    -- Adolph Gottlieb

    #Powerful #Expression #Violence

  • Sales managers should track the number of first meetings with "right fit" prospects a sales person is engaged in on a monthly basis...This metric alone will serve as a powerful, early-warning system to sales performance.
    -- Adrian Davis

    #Powerful #Numbers #Track

  • The mind wants to land, to fixate, to hold a concept, but the only way you can be really free is by not fixating. That's part of true maturity, and it's one of the hardest things for spiritual people who have had true and powerful revelations to go through - to accept the degree of surrender needed to literally let go of all experience and all self-reference. Even in great revelations, there is almost always something that wants to claim, "I am this." Every time you claim, "I am this", you just claimed another sense perception, thought, emotion, or feeling.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Letting Go #Spiritual #Powerful

  • This one question-'What do I know for certain?'-is tremendously powerful. When you look deeply into this question, it actually destroys your world. It destroys your whole sense of self, and it's meant to. You come to see that everything you think you know about yourself, everything you think you know about the world, is based on assumptions, beliefs, and opinions-things that you believe because you were taught or told they were true. Until we start to see these false perceptions for what they really are, consciousness will be imprisoned within the dream state.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Inspiring #Dream #Powerful

  • In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest.
    -- Aesop

    #Powerful #Needs #Moments

  • If our animosities are born out of fear, then confident generosity is born out of hope. One of the central lessons I have learned after a half century of working in the developing world is that the replacement of fear by hope is probably the single most powerful trampoline of progress.
    -- Aga Khan IV

    #Powerful #Generosity #Progress

  • The right to hope is the most powerful human motivation I know.
    -- Aga Khan IV

    #Motivation #Powerful #Most Powerful

  • To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Beautiful #Dance #Powerful

  • Maybe being powerful means to be fragile.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Powerful #Mean

  • You can never know what is and what is not powerful, but you can always find out what the powerful people are scared of. A state like China looks so powerful, but they are so scared of the Internet, so the Internet is more powerful than them.
    -- Ai Weiwei

    #Powerful #People #Looks

  • All things else being equal, our prayers are only as powerful as our lives. In the long pull we only pray as well as we live.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Prayer #Powerful #Long

  • Meditation is like a gym in which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight.
    -- Ajahn Brahm

    #Powerful #Meditation #Calm

  • Understand the place of love in a spiritual life. A powerful and blissful type of love has no conditions, no ownership and no people involved. Be free from fear. Be who you are. That is love.
    -- Ajahn Brahm

    #Love #Spiritual #Powerful

  • Joy is what we all seek. It is an energy more powerful than food. But without love we can not feel true joy.
    -- Akiane Kramarik

    #Happiness #Powerful #Joy

  • As a source of innovation, an engine of our economy, and a forum for our political discourse, the Internet can only work if it's a truly level playing field. Small businesses should have the same ability to reach customers as powerful corporations. A blogger should have the same ability to find an audience as a media conglomerate.
    -- Al Franken

    #Powerful #Media #Political

  • Tobacco addiction sinks its claws in deeply, it's just as powerful of [sic] an addiction as ***** or crack cocaine...
    -- Al Gore

    #Powerful #Addiction #Cracks

  • The Congress is virtually incapable of passing any reforms unless they first get permission from the powerful special interests who are most affected by the proposal.
    -- Al Gore

    #Powerful #Special #Reform

  • Actually, the person I related to was James Dean. I grew up with the Dean thing. Rebel Without A Cause had a very powerful effect on me.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Powerful #Rebel #Causes

  • If you can build a powerful brand, you will have a powerful marketing program. If you CAN'T then all the advertising, fancy packaging, sales promotion and public relations in the world won't help you achieve your objective.
    -- Al Ries

    #Powerful #Marketing #World

  • The most powerful concept in marketing is owning a word in the prospects mind.
    -- Al Ries

    #Powerful #Marketing #Mind

  • We might have been ready to offer sympathy, but in actuality there were stronger reasons to want to congratulate her for having found such a powerful motive to feel sad. We should have envied her for having located someone without whom she so firmly felt she could not survive, beyond the gate let along in a bare student bedroom in a suburb of Rio. If she had been able to view her situation from a sufficient distance, she might have been able to recognise this as one of the high points in her life.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Powerful #Distance #Views

  • I think vampires are a timeless powerful archetype that can tap into people's psyches.
    -- Alan Ball

    #Powerful #Psych #Thinking

  • Wouldn't it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Confidence #Powerful #Love You

  • Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. To be grateful is to find blessings in everything, This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Gratitude #Powerful #Attitude

  • People tune in to the Fox News Channel because it was founded on the premise that all sides should be presented fairly. This has upset the 'media establishment' but has made Fox the most powerful name in the news. I'm proud that Hannity & Colmes has contributed to this success, an achievement that has been often dissected by liberal media pundits who argue that Sean is more aggressive than I am and therefore dominates the show.
    -- Alan Colmes

    #Powerful #Media #Names

  • Ironically, the thing that will likely make the least improvement in the ease of use of software-based products is new technology. There is little difference technically between a complicated, confusing program and a simple, fun, and powerful product.
    -- Alan Cooper

    #Fun #Powerful #Technology

  • A powerful tool in the early stages of developing scenarios is to pretend the interface is magic. If your persona has goals and the product has magical powers to meet them, how simple could the interaction be? This kind of thinking is useful to help designers look outside the box.
    -- Alan Cooper

    #Powerful #Simple #Thinking

  • Run for your lives-the computers are invading. Awesomely powerful computers tackling ever more important tasks with awkward, old-fashioned interfaces. As these machines leak into every corner of our lives, they will annoy us, infuriate us, and even kill a few of us. In turn, we will be tempted to kill our computers, but we won't dare because we are already utterly, irreversibly dependent on these hopeful monsters that make modern life possible.
    -- Alan Cooper

    #Running #Powerful #Hopeful

  • Doing something because God has said to do it does not make a person moral: it merely tells us that person is a prudential believer, akin to the person who obeys the command of an all-powerful secular king.
    -- Alan Dershowitz

    #Kings #Powerful #Doe

  • There’s no such religious force in the West as powerful as consumerism.
    -- Alan Hirsch

    #Religious #Powerful #West

  • Any medium powerful enough to extend man's reach is powerful enough to topple his world.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Powerful #Men #World

  • The Book of Telling tells of a woman's journey to uncover the secret life of her father and to find herself in the process, an unusual counterpoint between personal history and the history of a young nation. Haunting, powerful, and beautifully written.
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Powerful #Father #Book

  • We now have cultural machines so powerful that one singer can reach everybody in the world, and make all the other singers feel inferior because they're not like him. Once that gets started, he gets backed by so much cash and so much power that he becomes a monstrous invader from outer space, crushing the life out of all the other human possibilities. My life has been devoted to opposing that tendency.
    -- Alan Lomax

    #Crush #Powerful #Space

  • No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain. All I'm after is just a mediocre brain, something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
    -- Alan Turing

    #Powerful #Brain #President

  • Bell Labs Cafeteria, New York, 1943: His high pitched voice already stood out above the general murmur of well-behaved junior executives grooming themselves for promotion within the Bell corporation. Then he was suddenly heard to say: "No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain. All I'm after is just a mediocre brain, something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company."
    -- Alan Turing

    #New York #Powerful #Voice

  • But to me nothing - the negative, the empty - is exceedingly powerful.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Powerful #Power #Negative

  • One of the more fatuous remarks I've heard in recent days is that 'My Life,' Clinton's autobiography, is too long and, at almost 1,000 pages, short it is not. But this man was for eight years the President of the most powerful country on earth.
    -- Alastair Campbell

    #Country #Powerful #Men

  • I always say that women are very strong and men are powerful. But beauty gives you both strength and power. I never think of it. It's just one of those natural things. It's the only thing I know how to do.
    -- Alber Elbaz

    #Strong #Powerful #Men

  • Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears.
    -- Albert Bandura

    #Powerful #Fall #Mean

  • A lot of alliteration from anxious anchors placed in powerful posts!
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Powerful #Anchors #Anxious

  • Powerful, yes, that is the word that I constantly rolled on my tongue, I dreamed of absolute power, the kind that forces others tokneel, that forces the enemy to capitulate, finally converting him, and the more the enemy is blind, cruel, sure of himself, buried in his conviction, the more his admission proclaims the royalty of he who has brought on his defeat.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Powerful #Enemy #Tongue

  • Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid: humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Powerful #Stupid #Imagination

  • We must not conceal from ourselves that no improvement in the present depressing situation is possible without a severe struggle; for the handful of those who are really determined to do something is minute in comparison with the mass of the lukewarm and the misguided. And those who have an interest in keeping the machinery of war going are a very powerful body; they will stop at nothing to make public opinion subservient to their murderous ends.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Depressing #Powerful #War

  • The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Change #Powerful

  • Nothing happens until something moves.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Powerful #Moving #Inspiration

  • I have yet to meet a single person from our culture, no matter what his or her educational background, IQ, and specific training, who had powerful transpersonal experiences and continues to subscribe to the materialistic monism of Western science.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Powerful #Educational #Science

  • One has to realize that the powerful industrial groups concerned in the manufacture of arms are doing their best in all countries to prevent the peaceful settlement of international disputes, and that rulers can achieve this great end only if they are sure of the vigorous support of the majority of their peoples.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Country #Powerful #Support

  • There is a driving force more powerful than steam, electricity and nuclear power: the will.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Powerful #Nuclear #Driving

  • Imagination is more powerful than knowledge.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Powerful #Imagination

  • Imagination Is More Powerful Than Knowledge Because Knowledhe Is Limited But Imagination Is Without Boundaries
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Powerful #Imagination #Boundaries

  • Persistence is the most powerful force on earth, it can move mountains.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Powerful #Moving #Persistence

  • The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Powerful #Loneliness #Being Alone

  • A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Powerful #Army #Tyrants

  • Generalized intelligence and mental alertness are the most powerful enemies of dictatorship and at the same time the basic conditions of effective democracy.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Powerful #Enemy #Democracy

  • Human beings act in a great variety of irrational ways, but all of them seem to be capable, if given a fair chance, of making a reasonable choice in the light of available evidence. Democratic institutions can be made to work only if all concerned do their best to impart knowledge and to encourage rationality. But today, in the world's most powerful democracy, the politicians and the propagandists prefer to make nonsense of democratic procedures by appealing almost exclusively to the ignorance and irrationality of the electors.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Powerful #Ignorance #Light

  • I don’t think there is any mystery to understanding the passionate feelings people have for guns. Nobody really believes it’s about maintaining a militia. It’s about having possession of a tool that makes a person feel powerful nearly to the point of exaltation.
    -- Alec Wilkinson

    #Powerful #Believe #Gun

  • The most powerful book in the world at the beginning of the twentieth century is the check-book.
    -- Alec-Tweedie

    #Money #Powerful #Book

  • Such as it is, the press has become the greatest power within the Western World, more powerful than the legislature, the executive and judiciary. One would like to ask; by whom has it been elected and to whom is it responsible?
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Powerful #World #Progressive

  • The most powerful social media... it is not the internet, it is not Facebook - it is food. This connects all human beings.
    -- Alex Atala

    #Powerful #Media #Internet

  • A promise kept is trust coming to life. A promise kept is more powerful than a good intention, a thought or any material comfort. A promise kept tells the other person they are valued, respected and loved.
    -- Alex Blackwell

    #Powerful #Promise #Comfort

  • To help with knowing if you're good or not, you need a mentor.
    -- Alex Day

    #Music #Powerful #Knowing

  • I always said to the directors that the minute a player becomes more powerful than the manager of Manchester United, it's not Manchester United. You have lost control of the whole club. So I always made sure that I was in control. They always knew who the manager was.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Powerful #Player #Directors

  • The thing about tourism is just that it's incredibly powerful. It's like a gun and it's incredibly easy to be irresponsible with it. And the speed of the impact that tourism can have on a place can be quite breathtaking. It doesn't take years, it takes months. That's how quickly it works. And it can be quite a bleak thing to witness.
    -- Alex Garland

    #Powerful #Gun #Impact

  • It's always intrigued me that amidst the group called slaves there were individuals who were extremely able, who were extremely colorful, who were powerful personalities, who by no means fit the usual images of slaves. They were people who, through their personalities and abilities, were very respected in the community where they lived by both black and white.
    -- Alex Haley

    #Powerful #Mean #Black And White

  • Tying the little folks with the older folks is a great and powerful tool to preserve and to protect the family and the individual.
    -- Alex Haley

    #Powerful #Tools #Littles

  • Time travel is a terrifying weapon, far more powerful than anything ever before conceived,' he said grimly.'Mankind just isn't ready for that kind of knowledge. We're like children casually playing with an atom bomb.
    -- Alex Scarrow

    #Children #Powerful #Atoms

  • Powerful people doing bad things LIKE cynical, despairing citizens.
    -- Alex Steffen

    #Powerful #People #Cynical

  • Cities offer us powerful leverage on our most stubborn, wasteful practices. Long commutes in our cars, big power bills from our energy-hogging buildings, shopping trips to buy stuff that'll spend a few short months in our homes and long centuries in our landfills.
    -- Alex Steffen

    #Powerful #Home #Practice

  • "The most powerful single idea in mathematics is the notion of a variable."
    -- Alexander Dewdney

    #Powerful #Math #Ideas

  • It has been demonstrated that a species of penicillium produces in culture a very powerful antibacterial substance which affects different bacteria in different degrees. Generally speaking it may be said that the least sensitive bacteria are the Gram-negative bacilli, and the most susceptible are the pyogenic cocci ... In addition to its possible use in the treatment of bacterial infections penicillin is certainly useful... for its power of inhibiting unwanted microbes in bacterial cultures so that penicillin insensitive bacteria can readily be isolated.
    -- Alexander Fleming

    #Powerful #May #Bacteria

  • The human mind is a powerful thing in many ways, but in others it's endlessly fragile—it takes only a single moment of pure terror to tear a hole in it, like a finger through a cobweb, leaving you forever just a shadow, a half-person.
    -- Alexander Gordon Smith

    #Powerful #Forever #Leaving

  • Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct. Even the ardent love of liberty will, after a time, give way to its dictates. The violent destruction of life and property incident to war, the continual effort and alarm attendant on a state of continual danger, will compel nations the most attached to liberty to resort for repose and security to institutions which have a tendency to destroy their civil and political rights. To be more safe, they at length become willing to run the risk of being less free.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Running #Powerful #War

  • To judge from the history of mankind, we shall be compelled to conclude, that the fiery and destructive passions of war, reign in the human breast, with much more powerful sway, than the mild and beneficent sentiments of peace.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Peace #Powerful #War

  • This balance between the National and State governments ought to be dwelt on with peculiar attention, as it is of the utmost importance. It forms a double security to the people. If one encroaches on their rights they will find a powerful protection in the other. Indeed, they will both be prevented from overpassing their constitutional limits by a certain rivalship, which will ever subsist between them.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Powerful #Rights #Government