Power #tiny hearts

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The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace. -Mahatma Gandhi

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. -Tao Te Ching

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. -Alice Walker

All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come. –Victor Hugo

Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power. –Benjamin Disraeli

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. ― Abraham Lincoln

Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is “timing.” It waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way. –Fulton J. Sheen

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. –Jimi Hendrix

4 thoughts on “Power #tiny hearts

  1. Reblogged this on Teacher as Transformer and commented:
    What is most interesting about each of the quotes, is their sources transcend what we might understand as differences. For example, epoch is not a barrier to the shared meaning of the quotes individually and in their totality. In this way, the words shared are part of a universal understanding of what it is to be human, live and to love as humans.

  2. Being conflict-avoidant means I see everyone as having power, except myself. Everybody else seems to have so much influence. What is power anyway? Does power automatically equal control? Or authority?
    I have no desire for power, and yet it seems to be what everyone is supposed to want.

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