Many historical lessons have taught us the good and bad that is associated with power in society, government, and among its citizens. Personal empowerment is equally vital to an individual looking to grow, change their path, or seek increasing motivation. No matter your role or intentions, the following words of power quotes are inspiring to those seeking to advance in their career or personal life.
Authority and power are two different things: power is the force by means of which you can oblige others to obey you. Authority is the right to direct and command, to be listened to or obeyed by others. Authority requests power. Power without authority is tyranny.
In order to obtain and hold power, a man must love it.
It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
It is when power is wedded to chronic fear that it becomes formidable.
Knowledge is power.
Let not thy will roar, when thy power can but whisper.
Most universities are no longer temples of knowledge, but of power, and true moderns worship there.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts. Perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
Power never takes a back step – only in the face of more power.
The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.
The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish.
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
The sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
The steps of power are often steps on sand.
To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it.
Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.
You see what power is – holding someone else’s fear in your hand and showing it to them.
The following infographic provides a detailed outline to the type of qualities and leadership required to successfully make change and develop an organization. This topics are considered to be some of the top priorities for companies that seek growth. Ethics initiatives and mentorship are two vital qualities of leaders that are able to generate increasing loyalty among its employees. Having the ability to manage crisis and take charge are equally important. This and more characteristics are provided below.