Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
The United States is the most powerful nation on Earth and it just can't walk away from the Middle East and central Asia and the Horn of Africa.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.
Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought.
Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'
Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.
Appreciate the power of rumor, often malicious, no matter how preposterous, within the local populations you are seeking to help.
There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others.
George Matthew Adams
Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world.
A friend in power is a friend lost.
Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts.