"Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Roland Barthes on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Roland Barthes on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Roland Barthes on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Roland Barthes on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Roland Barthes on Booker T. Washington
"Through the mythology of Einstein, the world blissfully regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula."
"There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it."