Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.


All human power is but comparative.

Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.Washington.

For sovereign power all laws are broken.Spanish.

He is most powerful who governs himself.Seneca.

No power, no respect.

Power can achieve more by gentle means than by violence.

Power goes before talent.Danish.

Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whate’er it touches.Shelley.

Power on my head or the raven on my corpse.Turkish.

Power weakeneth the wicked.

The nature of sovereign power is not to endure a rival.Tacitus.

When power puts in its plea, the laws are silent.Massinger.