What is power?

Famous quotes containing the word power:

    Liberal—a power worshipper without power.
    George Orwell (1903–1950)

    ... the deep experience of the lonely climb on the mountain of success brings a wealth beyond power to compute. To you all suffering is understandable and your heart opens wide in sympathy.
    Alice Foote MacDougall (1867–1945)

    Knowing does not always allow us to prevent, but at least the things that we know, we hold them, if not in our hands, but at least in our thoughts where we may dispose of them at our whim, which gives us the illusion of power over them.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)