Part of the human experience is finding other people who can relate to us. Some people need to know they’re not alone, while others need a little bit of encouragement to keep moving forward. Sometimes we just need to be reminded that we are capable of more than it seems at this moment.No matter what it is that you’re in need of, a powerful quote can go a long way.Soak in a little inspiration from the leaders, inventors, actors, and world-changers to motivate and encourage you today.Power: Is it good or bad? See what these well-known people had to say about it. 

The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace. —Mahatma Gandhi

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

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts. Perhaps the fear of a loss of power. —John Steinbeck

Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. —Paulo Freire

The measure of a man is what he does with power. —Plato

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power. —Charles de Gaulle

It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. —David Brin

Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. —Elie Weisel

For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit. —Noam Chomsky, Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World

The object of power is power. —George Orwell, 1984

We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. —George Orwell

Power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lots of an abandoned mind. —Ayn Rand

One of the things about powerful people is they have the ability to make it look easy. —Ice-T

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

With great power there must also come great responsibility! —Stan Lee

Absolute power was not meant for man. —William E. Channing

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. —Charles Caleb Colton

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. —Tao Te Ching

Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. —Honoré de Balzac

Power is a word the meaning of which we do not understand. —Leo Tolstoy

And power without compassion is the worst kind of evil there is. —E.J. Patten

Power lacks moral or principles. It only has interests. —Horacio Castellanos Moya

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

The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish. —Henrik Ibsen

You see what power is holding someone else’s fear in your hand and showing it to them. —Amy Tan

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t. —Margaret Thatcher

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

Don’t trust children with edge tools. Don’t trust man, great God, with more power than he has until he has learned to use that little better. What a hell we should make of the world if we could do what we would! —Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want to find out what a man is to the bottom, give him power. Any man can stand adversity — only a great man can stand prosperity. It is the glory of Abraham Lincoln that he never abused power only on the side of mercy
― Robert Ingersoll

A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.― Henry Miller

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. ― Roseanne Barr

I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us.― Veronica Roth

How absurd it was that in all seven kingdoms, the weakest and most vulnerable of people – girls, women – went unarmed and were taught nothing of fighting, while the strong were trained to the highest reaches of their skill.― Kristin Cashore

I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.― Mary Wollstonecraft

Power resides only where men believe it resides. […] A shadow on the wall, yet shadows can kill. And ofttimes a very small man can cast a very large shadow.― George R.R. Martin

Be not the slave of your own past – plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old― Ralph Waldo Emerson

I met an old lady once, almost a hundred years old, and she told me, ‘There are only two questions that human beings have ever fought over, all through history. How much do you love me? And Who’s in charge?― Elizabeth Gilbert

If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.― Malcom X

When Gansey was polite, it made him powerful. When Adam was polite, he was giving power away.― Maggie Stiefvater

This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.
― Susan Polis Schutz

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.
― Margaret Thatcher

It’s all mirror, mirror on the wall because beauty is power the same way money is power the same way a gun is power.― Chuck Palahniuk

You should never ask anyone for anything. Never- and especially from those who are more powerful than yourself.― Mikhail Bulgakov

I’ve come to the conclusion that people who wear headphones while they walk, are much happier, more confident, and more beautiful individuals than someone making the solitary drudge to work without acknowledging their own interests and power.― Jason Mraz

I start early and I stay late, day after day, year after year, it took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success.– Lionel Messi

Don’t practice until you get it right.  Practice until you can’t get it wrong.– Anonymous

May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.– Anonymous

A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.– William G.T. Shedd

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

The only way that we can live is if we grow. The only way we can grow is if we change. The only way we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we are exposed is if we throw ourselves into the open.-C. Joybell

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said, ‘Faster horses’.– Henry Ford.

A tiger doesn’t lose sleep over the opinion of sheep.– Shahir Zag

Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.– Mark Twain

The idea is to die young as late as possible. – Ashley Montagu

Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win. – Tom Fleming

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.– Bruce Lee

We choose to go to the moon and do these other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.– John Fitzgerald Kennedy

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou