Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.
There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
Excessive fear is always powerless.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
Knowledge is power.
No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been.
Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us.
The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.
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?
Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens
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.
I believe in the immeasurable power of love; that true love can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance.
I was the lion who forced you to join with Aravis. I was the cat who comforted you among the houses of the dead. I was the lion who drove the jackals from you while you slept. I was the lion who gave the horses the new strength of fear for the last mill so that you should reach King Lune in time. And I was the lion you do not remember who pushed the boat in which you lay, a child near death, so that it came to shore where a man sat, wakeful at midnight, to receive you.
Often men who have been emotionally neglected and abused as children by dominating mothers bond with assertive women, only to have their childhood feelings of being engulfed surface. While they could not 'smash their mommy' and still receive love, they find that they can engage in intimate violence with partners who respond to their acting out by trying harder to connect with them emotionally, hoping that the love offered in the present will heal the wounds of the past. If only one party in the relationship is working to create love, to create the space of emotional connection, the dominator model remains in place and the relationship just becomes a site for continuous power struggle.
Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling