"Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Denis Diderot on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Denis Diderot on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Denis Diderot on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Denis Diderot on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Denis Diderot on Booker T. Washington
"When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music."
"Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth."
"When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years."
"The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find."
"There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint."