Abuse of power quotes

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◆ It's almost unbelievable how much words can hurt sometimes. Sometimes I think I would rather be punched in the face than be hurt by words.
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◆ If you try to pull too much power through too soon, you will injure yourself.
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◆ Some come to a teacher for power. They still have all the desires, angers and jealousies of an unevolved person. Consequently, they become destructive both to themselves and to others.
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◆ People want power but not wisdom. Power without wisdom is a very dangerous thing. Better to have wisdom first.
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◆ Power, people are obsessed with it. You can take a nice person and turn them into a slob, into an insane being, craving power, destroying anything that stands in their way.
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◆ The power, which resides in man, is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he until he has tried.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson99
◆ Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half - awake. We are making use of a small part of our physical and mental resources. Stating the thing broadly, the human individual thus lives far within his limits. He possesses power of various sorts, which he habitually fails to use.
- William James99
◆ Greed is all right, by the way... I think greed is healthy. You can be greedy and still feel good about yourself.
- Ivan F Boesky99
◆ We want to be all things, not just to gain power over things...how infantile!
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◆ The challenge of power is how to use it and not abuse it. When you abuse it, it reverses on you and it hurts you.
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◆ The abuse of power that seems to create the most unhappiness is when a person uses personal power to get ahead without regards to the welfare of others, or when power is used to go into the lower dimensional planes.
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◆ We in America are fighting the money power; but if men can elsewhere get the power without money, what so they care about money? Power is what men seek and any group that gets it will abuse it.
- Lincoln Steffens99
◆ The evil to be attacked is not sin, suffering, greed, priesthood, kingcraft, demagogy, monopoly, ignorance, drink, war, pestilence, nor any of the other scapegoats which reformers sacrifice, but simply poverty.
- George Bernard Shaw99
◆ Our Founding Fathers would shudder to see how easily forces outside the mainstream now seem to effortlessly push some Senate leaders toward conduct the American people don't want from their elected leaders: Abusing power. Inserting the government into our private lives. Injecting religion into debates about public policy. Jumping through hoops to ingratiate themselves to their partys base, while step by step, day by day, real problems that keep American families up at night fall by the wayside here in Washington.
- Senator John Kerry99
◆ There is no greater breach of the public trust than knowingly misleading the country into war. In a democracy, we simply cannot tolerate the abuse of this trust by the government.
- Senator John Kerry99

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