"Will power is only the tensile strength of one's own disposition. One cannot increase it by a single ounce."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Cesare Pavese on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Cesare Pavese on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Cesare Pavese on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Cesare Pavese on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Cesare Pavese on Booker T. Washington
"A man is never completely alone in this world. At the worst, he has the company of a boy, a youth, and by and by a grown man - the one he used to be."
"The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies."
"It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative?"
"No woman marries for money they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first."
"He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity."