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“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”
― Oscar Wilde
tags: power, sex
Henry Miller
“A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.”
― Henry Miller, The Books in My Life
tags: books, power 2594 likes Like
Abraham Lincoln
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
― Abraham Lincoln
tags: adversity, character, power 2088 likes Like
Roseanne Barr
“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. ”
― Roseanne Barr
tags: feminism, power, women 1326 likes Like
Kristin Cashore
“How absurd it was that in all seven kingdoms, the weakest and most vulnerable of people – girls, women – went unarmed and were taught nothing of fighting, while the strong were trained to the highest reaches of their skill.”
― Kristin Cashore, Graceling
tags: katsa, power, strong, unfair, weak 910 likes Like
Mahatma Gandhi
“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
tags: humanism, jimi-hendrix, love, mahatma-gandhi, peace, philosophy, power 860 likes Like
Elizabeth Gilbert
“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?”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
tags: eternal-questions, love, power 854 likes Like
Madeleine Albright
“There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”

(Keynote speech at Celebrating Inspiration luncheon with the WNBA’s All-Decade Team, 2006)”
― Madeleine Albright
tags: feminism, power, sisterhood, women 795 likes Like
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Be not the slave of your own past – plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
tags: beauty, power
“She had never imagined she had the power to make someone else so happy. And not a magical power, either–a purely human one.”
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince
tags: happiness, love, power 370 likes Like
Emily Dickinson
“I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.”
― Emily Dickinson