"Power without abuse loses its charm."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Paul Valery on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Paul Valery on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Paul Valery on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Paul Valery on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Paul Valery on Booker T. Washington
"God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly."
"An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it."
"Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business."
"Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows."
"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up."