"It will make a weak man mighty. it will make a mighty man fall. It will fill your heart and hands or leave you with nothing at all. It's the eyes for the blind and legs for the lame. It is the love for hate and pride for shame. That's the power of the gospel."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Ben Harper on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Ben Harper on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Ben Harper on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Ben Harper on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Ben Harper on Booker T. Washington
"Life is short and if you're looking for extension, you had best do well. 'Cause there's good deeds and then there's good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell."
"I grew up with a heavy diet of gospel, folk, and blues because those are kind of the cornerstones of traditional American music."
"That happens every time I get behind a guitar, regardless of what I'm saying, 'cause music is freedom and being free is the closest I've ever felt to being spiritual."