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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Power
 
All human power is but comparative.  1
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.  Washington.  2
For sovereign power all laws are broken.  Spanish.  3
He is most powerful who governs himself.  Seneca.  4
No power, no respect.  5
Power can achieve more by gentle means than by violence.  6
Power goes before talent.  Danish.  7
Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whate’er it touches.  Shelley.  8
Power on my head or the raven on my corpse.  Turkish.  9
Power weakeneth the wicked.  10
The nature of sovereign power is not to endure a rival.  Tacitus.  11
When power puts in its plea, the laws are silent.  Massinger.  12
 
 
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