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Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.

The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956
You only have power over people as long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power�he's free again.

Two Hundred Years Together
In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside.

Presidential inaugural speech (January 20, 1961)
Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
The goal of life is not to possess power but to radiate it.
The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
Master of the universe but not of myself, I am the only rebel against my absolute power
Whoever can do as he pleases, commands when he entreats
Who is all powerful should fear everything
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."