Ability And Power Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Ability And Power

#1. In any area of our lives where we fail to act from integrity or violate our own understanding of what is right or wrong for us, we fall prey to putting the outside world's needs before our own. We then disconnect from the enormity of our power and our ability to create what we want. - Author: Debbie Ford
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#2. Indeed, insight is the true hallmark of empathy. The power of true empathy is its ability to give us a fresh understanding of the other person's emotions and thoughts to illuminate an aspect of their experience that would not have been apparent to us had we not stepped into their shoes. - Author: Guy Winch
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#3. Religion does not blithely promise some sort of no-trouble, no-problem, no-poverty world; but rather a spirit, a power, an enthusiasm that endows everyone with the ability to overcome any and all of it. - Author: Norman Vincent Peale
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#4. Statesmen exhibit five key commitments: 1) A commitment to principles above politics; 2) An ability to compromise without abandoning principle; 3) A commitment to truth over spin; 4) A commitment to courage over cowardice; and 5) A commitment, or willingness, to give up power. - Author: Tom Coburn
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#5. True power. Limitless power - only graced a fair few. It gave those lucky few the ability - the nobility, to be courteous and polite. All while holding their fucking balls in their hands. - Author: Pepper Winters
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#6. Power is the ability to define phenomena, and make it act in a desired manner. - Author: Huey Newton
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#7. If sexuality is one dimension of our ability to live passionately in the world then in cutting off our sexual feelings we diminish our overall power to feel know and value deeply. - Author: Judith Plaskow
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#8. Anger diminishes our power to distinguish right from wrong, and this ability is one of the highest human attributes. If it is lost, we are lost. - Author: Dalai Lama XIV
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#9. Children have deep devotion to life and this devotion is beautifully expressed through the free play. Objects of play should be as simple as possible, to allow the power of imagination to flourish. Buying 'perfect', expensive toys, rob the children of an ability to see beauty in a stone or a shell. - Author: Natasa Nuit Pantovic
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#10. The heart is the perfection of the whole organism. Therefore the principles of the power of perception and the souls ability to nourish itself must lie in the heart. - Author: Aristotle.
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#11. Everything is dependent on your ability to stop thoughts. The longer you can stop your thoughts in meditation, the faster you will evolve, the more power you will pick up and the more knowledgeable and balanced you will become. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#12. Spirituality lies not in the power to heal others, to perform miracles, or to astound the world with our wisdom, but in the ability to endure with right attitude whatever crosses we have to face in our daily lives, and thus to rise above them. - Author: Daya Mata
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#13. Our civilization is experiencing unprecedented changes across many realms, largely due to the rapid advancement of information technology. The ability to code and understand the power of computing is crucial to success in today's hyper-connected world. - Author: Al Gore
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#14. When you feel like it's too hard to obey God, remember that He will never tell you to do something without giving you the grace, power and ability to do it. - Author: Joyce Meyer
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#15. This is the essential element that cannot be measured by any analysis or device, and I believe it's at the heart of success in all things: the power of intuition and the ability to harness and use it like a master. - Author: Garry Kasparov
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#16. I would say that by virtue of your not acting parental up to this point, you've relinquished your ability to wield any power now. Sam and I are together. It's not an option. - Author: Maggie Stiefvater
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#17. Science has proven that sin has the power to change us for the worse. In a healthy brain, rational thought can override impulsive behavior. Not so in a brain affected by addiction. This is how Satan steals our ability to choose wisely. Addiction costs us the ability to exercise our agency. - Author: Toni Sorenson
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#18. What is soft power? It is the ability to get what you want through attraction rather than coercion or payments. It arises from the attractiveness of a country's culture, political ideals, and policies. - Author: Joseph S. Nye Jr.
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#19. As the world's sole remaining super power and economic powerhouses, our nation's ability to be at the forefront of innovation and production has enabled unparalleled economic success of our nation's workforce. - Author: Leonard Boswell
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#20. Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life. - Author: Marcus Aurelius
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#21. To know and experience what God can do, we must first realize and acknowledge what we cannot do. We must get our eyes off of ourselves and our limited ability, and totally onto Him and His infinite power. - Author: Joyce Meyer
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#22. I think music has the ability to inspire people and to change hearts, and the heart has the power to change the mind, and the mind has the power to change the world. - Author: Serj Tankian
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#23. Take, therefore, what modern technology is capable of: the power of our moral sense allied to the power of communications and our ability to organize internationally. That, in my view, gives us the first opportunity as a community to fundamentally change the world. - Author: Gordon Brown
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#24. Far too many people opened their hearts and lives at the drop of a hat. Why give someone that power over you? Why endow them with the ability to hurt you that much? Let someone in and you were asking for an emotional kicking some day. - Author: Dorothy Koomson
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#25. Top-down leaders, by withholding power from those in the ranks, deprive them of the ability to use the expertise and information vested in them to respond directly and with speed to customer concerns. - Author: Sally Helgesen
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#26. After Mengistu consolidated his power in 1978, his personality gradually began to change. His ability to listen and his patience faded away. We could now see these qualities were pretences only; he had been putting on his best behavior in his bid for support. - Author: Mengistu Haile Mariam
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#27. And she liked it. The power over this man. The ability to choose who survived. To take lives and twist them as she pleased. She was power. - Author: Michael Walterich
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#28. What separates great players from the good ones is not so much ability as brain power and emotional equilibrium. - Author: Arnold Palmer
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#29. Your mind is like a tunnel that has no end, and a baloon, that even too much air cannot burst. - Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
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#30. People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives. - Author: Albert Bandura
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#31. Progress both in the United States and other nations was only ever achieved through the ability to challenge power and orthodoxies and to pioneer new ways of thinking and living. - Author: Glenn Greenwald
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#32. You have the power to tear me to pieces, to wound me so deep and true that I'll never recover. What Rissa's death did to the boy I was? You have the ability to do a thousand times worse to the man I've become. - Author: Nalini Singh
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#33. The craving for power is in itself a sign of inferior abilities and unfitness for responsibility. - Author: Isabel Paterson
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#34. Gay marriage, inherently and ideally based on love and companionship, and not on gender-defined social and economic power, will be key to our ability to re-imagined straight marriage. - Author: Rebecca Traister
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#35. Don't underestimate the power of humor and the ability to laugh at yourself to deliver peace and serenity. - Author: Charles F. Glassman
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#36. Power is the ability to take one's place in whatever discourse is essential to action and the right to have one's part matter. - Author: Carolyn G. Heilbrun
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#37. The qualities and capacities that are important in running-such factors as will power, the ability to apply effort during extreme fatigue and the acceptance of pain-have a radiating power that subtly influences one's life. - Author: Jim Fixx
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#38. Creative confidence and perseverance can make you free. Lack of faith in your own ability, surrender of will power, or panic replacing logic will make you into a spider's lunch. - Author: Doug "Ten" Rose
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#39. BlogHer is an incredibly important conference because it really taps into the power of women. It gives women an ability to do what they do - take care of the home, go to work - and, at the same time, spread their power through the power of the digital world. - Author: Indra Nooyi
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#40. The soul wants to connect, to be heard, and to persuade. But the storyteller, having heard herself so many times before, loses faith in the innate power of her experience or in her ability to convey it. - Author: Meline Toumani
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#41. Within each of us, there lies the innate ability to survive, triumph, and overcome, rewriting the scripts of our own lives, having some power over our fate and the fate of generations to come. Nothing has to be 'just because that's the way it's always been.' -The Boots My Mother Gave Me - Author: Brooklyn James
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#42. In an imperialist racist patriarchal society that supports and condones oppression, it is not surprising that men and women judge their worth, their personal power, by their ability to oppress others. - Author: Bell Hooks
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#43. The power of readers lies not in their ability to gather information, in their ordering and cataloguing capability, but in their gift to interpret, associate and transform their reading. - Author: Alberto Manguel
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#44. Relying exclusively on air power has limits: planes are effective against fixed strategic targets, like petroleum storage, bridges, and command bunkers; but even then, air power rarely succeeds by itself in destroying a regime's ability to command and control its forces. - Author: Michael Ignatieff
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#45. Ponder the depth and the power of loyalty-the ability to serve and support a cause greater than yourself. - Author: Gary Zukav
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#46. Of all presidential perks, the pardon power has a special significance. It is just the kind of authority that would attract the special attention of someone obsessed with himself and his own ability to influence events. - Author: Barbara Olson
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#47. Our ability to receive is a necessary component if we desire to own our power, claim our worth and live fearlessly. - Author: Rhonda Britten
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#48. What has made me successful is the ability to surrender my plans, dreams and goals to a power that's greater than other people and greater than myself. - Author: Oprah Winfrey
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#49. Statistics, likelihoods, and probabilities mean everything to men, nothing to God. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#50. As doctors, we are not trained to communicate and understand the power of our words as they relate to a patient's ability and desire to survive. - Author: Bernie Siegel
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#51. The flowering of human society depends on two factors: the intellectual power of outstanding men to conceive sound social and economic theories, and the ability of these or other men to make these ideologies palatable to the majority. - Author: Ludwig Von Mises
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#52. There is but one who qualifies as Savior. He alone has the ability to solve our most abysmal dilemma. He alone has the power of life and death. - Author: R.C. Sproul
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#53. Balance, or drivability, and the ability to accelerate while cornering are more important than maximum cornering power - every time. Until you reach teh top levels of professional motor racing you will achieve more results by optimizing the package that you have than by redesigning it. - Author: Carroll Smith
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#54. I have sometimes thought the power of computers had exceeded our ability to use them, but Mr. Jobs and his team kept giving us devices that made indispensable things easier in ways you never thought of. - Author: Andrew Rosenthal
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#55. Space is an environment of emptiness. It offers no possibility for natural adaptation to any living organism - and particularly not to the highly sophisticated creature, man. Yet man has the ability to resolve this paradox through his intellectual power and creative faculties. - Author: Hubertus Strughold
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#56. God is with us to be utilized. His Power, His Love, His Thought, His Love, His Thought, His Presence must be at our disposal, like other great forces, such as sunshine and wind and rain. We can use them or not, as we please. We can use them in proportion to our ability. - Author: Basil King
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#57. There is an ability to move and transform things. I think each human being has that power, and it's often one that we are willing to relinquish to others. - Author: Fred Alan Wolf
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#58. The USA and the Soviet Union each had the ability to annihilate the other. Therefore- in theory at least-neither of these growling superpowers would dare attack the other, because to do so would result in its own immolation. - Author: Mal Peet
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#59. Thought control is the ability to direct mind and attention anywhere. Your ability to win is dependent upon the power of your concentration. Winning is a state of mind. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#60. The ability to do perform Reiki comes from an internal freedom. The power to be free from stress, tension, and anger. - Author: Nikita Dudani
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#61. My attitude about teaching has always been the same. From early on, I wanted to make yoga accessible so that anyone, regardless of ability, could experience its wonder, joy, and power. I encourage students to question, learn, and develop their own personal practice. - Author: David F. Swensen
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#62. My father told me when I first started that standup is exciting and I should pursue it, but that writing would be the thing that would give me power over my career. I never have to take a road gig or a writing gig I don't want because I always have the ability to play one against the other. - Author: Greg Fitzsimmons
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#63. Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives. - Author: Tony Robbins
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#64. There are some things we can control and others we simply cannot. And our ability to distinguish between them is critical to our happiness and wellbeing. Sometimes unexpected stuff will happen to us or around us. Our true power lies in our response. - Author: Clifton Anderson
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#65. I believe in the power of women. As nurturers, we have a unique ability to care and share and make the world a better place. Women Who Inspire are women who are making a difference. - Author: Donna Karan
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#66. Newton was a genius, but not because of the superior computational power of his brain. Newton's genius was, on the contrary, his ability to simplify, idealize, and streamline the world so that it became, in some measure, tractable to the brains of perfectly ordinary men. - Author: Gerald Weinberg
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#67. Enlightenment is the ability to comprehend ourselves, it is the power to peer into our hearts and minds and reach that state of spiritual bliss, which may or may not lead us to salvation. - Author: Balroop Singh
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#68. I love the power of the musician who composes and performs. I envy their ability to put a nugget of truth in three minutes of sweat and emotional outpouring, colored entirely from their thoughts. - Author: Kim Harrison
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#69. A new concept had entered the modern consciousness. The idea of power not in a political sense, the ability to command people, but the ability to command nature: the power to alter and use it to create something new, and produce it in greater and larger quantities than ever before. - Author: Arthur Herman
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#70. I had never traveled alone before and I discovered that I liked it. No one in the world knew where I was, no one had the ability to reach me. It was like being dead, my escape allowing me to taste that tremendous power my mother possessed forever. - Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
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#71. The technique of tredding the success path is making a single step, and if you are kinda afraid to throw the second leg, hire divinity to pull you along. - Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
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#72. I believe the power to make money is a gift from God ... to be developed and used to the best of our ability for the good of mankind. - Author: John D. Rockefeller
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#73. There is a still small voice telling us what is right, and if we listen to that still small voice we shall grow and increase in strength and power, in testimony and in ability not only to live the gospel but to inspire others to do so. - Author: Heber J. Grant
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#74. Power, in a nutshell, is the ability to get things done, and politics is the ability to decide which things need to be done. - Author: Zygmunt Bauman
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#75. I have introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and make it clear that the Congress and state legislatures do have the ability and the power to regulate and get corporate funding out of political campaigns. - Author: Bernie Sanders
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#76. Posture Power, when interviewing for a job remember. Poor posture shows uncertainty and a lack of confidence and ability. Good posture conveys confidence and an air of capability. - Author: Cindy Ann Peterson
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#77. As an independent source of authority and knowledge, science has always had the capacity to challenge ruling powers' ability to control people by controlling their beliefs. Indeed, it has the power to challenge anyone who wishes to preserve, protect, or defend the status quo. - Author: Naomi Oreskes
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#78. the kingdom is the rule of heaven, the power is the ability of heaven, and the glory is the atmosphere of heaven. - Author: Guillermo Maldonado
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#79. Courts have long recognized the federal government's robust power to inspect people and goods entering the country. After all, the very foundation of national sovereignty is a nation's ability to protect its borders. - Author: Bob Barr
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#80. So joy and sadness are simply the passage to a greater or lesser power of acting, a greater or lesser ability to bring about certain effects. - Author: Michael Della Rocca
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#81. We need a new British business bank with a clean balance sheet and an ability to expand lending rapidly to the manufacturers, exporters and high-growth companies that power our economy. Today I can announce we will have one. - Author: Vince Cable
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#82. The obligation to receive reduces our ability to choose whom we wish to be indebted to and puts that power in the hands of others. - Author: Robert Cialdini
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#83. The ability to expend energy, especially in the form of other people's labour, in non-utilitarian ways, is the most basic and universally understood symbol of power. - Author: Bruce G. Trigger
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#84. Fermi started to calculate on his own, saying nothing, and in a direct, simple way found the essential point. The ability of a centrifuge to separate U-235 from U-238 was proportional to its length and to the fourth power of the peripheral speed of its rotor. Karl - Author: Gregory Benford
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#85. It's like you get three lives. One with no idea how to live it, one with more power than anyone could imagine, and one with a true sense of self and the ability to pursue anything you want. - Author: Kiera Cass
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#86. Knowledge empowers people with our most powerful tool: the ability to think and decide. There is no power for change greater than a child discovering what he or she cares about. (Speech about Global Warming read on the National Mall for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, 2010) - Author: Seymour Simon
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#87. Large corporations and governments do not seem to understand this rebound power of information and its ability to control those who try to control it. When you hear a corporation or a debt-laden government trying to "reinstill confidence" you know they are fragile, hence doomed. - Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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#88. The power of inner strength lies in the ability to overcome the adversities of life and pressing onward toward the achievement of the goal. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#89. Every day we, as a species, do so much to destroy Creation's ability to give us life. But that Creation continues to do everything in its power to give us life anyway. And that's true love. - Author: Julia Hill
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#90. Unchecked pride evolves into swagger, a hypnotizing mask of insecurity that can and does compromise our ability to make progress and attain power. Pride stands in the way of forgiveness and a strategic approach to navigating a chessboard rigged to prevent pawns from becoming kings and queens. - Author: Jason Whitlock
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#91. No ability, no strength and force, no power of intellect or power of wealth, shall avail us, if we have not the root of right living in us. - Author: Theodore Roosevelt
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#92. In private matters everyone is equal before the law. In public matters, when it is a question of putting power and responsibility into the hands of one man rather than another, what counts is not rank or money, but the ability to do the job well. - Author: Pericles
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#93. The word 'glamour' comes from the word 'grammar', and since the Chomskyan revolution the etymology has been fitting. Who could not be dazzled by the creative power of the mental grammar, by its ability to convey an infinite number of thoughts with a finite set of rules? - Author: Steven Pinker
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#94. The fact is, with the exception of our own minds, no power on earth has the consistent and absolute ability to convince us that we are wrong. However much we might be prompted by cues from other people or our environment, the choice to face up to error is ultimately ours alone. - Author: Kathryn Schulz
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#95. And journalism itself has changed. News organizations and some journalists have transformed from their traditional role as watchdogs of power into institutions of power themselves with an ability, indeed, a susceptibility, to abuse that power. - Author: Joan Konner
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#96. I just think that if you use materials that have an ability to communicate directly, you open up a channel and you can work through that. So you are using the power of materials. - Author: Marc Quinn
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#97. An idea is like a spark to creativity, which turns to a wild conflagration of thoughts, burning every ignorance. When the fire burns, the creative power is awake, and comes out to join the ideas in your head to bring out the hidden valuables the world never knew - Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
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#98. At the moment, our society's notion of success is largely composed of two parts: money and power. But it's time for a third metric, beyond money and power - one founded on well-being, wisdom, our ability to wonder, and to give back. - Author: Arianna Huffington
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#99. In honor of Oprah Winfrey: Even greater than the ability to inspire others with hope is the power to motivate them to give as much to the lives of others as they would give to their own; and to empower them to confront the worst in themselves in order to discover and claim the best in themselves. - Author: Aberjhani
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#100. I value above all the ability of art to move me emotionally and psychically, without answers. I make art that makes me question, that derives its power from being vulnerable to interpretation, that is intuitive, that is beautiful. - Author: April Gornik
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