Power is the velocity with which you translate Intention to Reality.
There is something among men more capable of shaking despotic power than lightning, whirlwind, or earthquake; that is the threatened indignation of the whole civilized world.
Influence is like a savings account. The less you use it, the more you’ve got.
The very essence of all power to influence lies in getting the other person to participate. The mind that can do that has a powerful leverage on his human world.
Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, see to the worthy of being known.
A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing.
Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also.
Servitude degrades men even to making them love it.
Even weak men when united are powerful.
The man who gives me employment, which I must have or suffer, that man is my master, let me call him what I will.