55 Best Abuse Of Power Quotes

List Of 55 Best Abuse Of Power Quotes:

#1 James Rollins

“The strong were always eating the weak.”

#2 Adam Skelter

“Power’s not a chalice. It’s a hammer. And it only does one thing. Power smashes. The subtext of all power is extortion. It’s always the threat of force, of imprisonment, the threat of death. Always.”

#3 Wayne Gerard Trotman

“Deception and privileged secrets are common facets of politics.”

#4 Auliq Ice

“The highest mode of corruption is the abuse of power.”

#5 Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller
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”Our power is in our ability to decide.”

#6 Lamine Pearlheart

“If I could I would!” is the maxim of tyrants.”

#7 Liza Lugo

“What we are now witnessing in the 21st century is the fracture or complete breakdown of families, societies, and governments as a result of centuries of dehumanization that have taken a toll. More natural disasters (tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, etc.) merely uncover the reality of the national disasters we have created by granting sanctuary to dehumanization via the law.”

#8 Newton Lee

”Information is power. Disinformation is abuse of power.”

#9 James Madison

”Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.”

#10 Lord Acton

Lord Acton
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”Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

#11 Sal Albanese

”It’s an intolerable abuse of power to have employees who are supposed to be advancing the public interest actually working on political campaigns.”

#12 Jenny Holzer

”Abuse of power comes as no surprise.”

#13 Lincoln Steffens

”Power is what men seek, and any group that gets it will abuse it. It is the same story.”

#14 Plautus

”Do you never look at yourself when you abuse another person?”

#15 Gerald R. Ford

”A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.”

#16 Rebecca MacKinnon

”The Internet is an empowering force for people who are protesting against the abuse of power.”

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#17 Aw Tozer

”The abuse of a harmless thing is the essence of sin.”

#18 Benjamin Carson

”Beware the abuse of Power. Both by those we disagree with, as well as those we may agree with.”

#19 Danielle Steel

”Not all forms of abuse leave bruises.”

#20 Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood
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”Abuse of power isn’t limited to bad guys in other nations. It happens in our own country if we’re not vigilant.”

#21 Dr. Myles Munroe

”When purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable.”   

#22 Richard Brinsley Sheridan

”Pity those who nature abuses; never those who abuse nature.”

#23 Judd Rose

”With power comes the abuse of power. And where there are bosses, there are crazy bosses. It’s nothing new.”

#24 Heather Brooke

”The biggest abuses in society happen when people are not able to communicate and not able to connect.”

#25 Mahatma Gandhi

”We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.”

#26 Pamela Stephenson

”So many people suffer from abuse, and suffer alone.”

#27 Mary Bertone

”The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.”

#28 Tacitus

”Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.”    

#29 Frederick Lenz

”The abuse of power takes happiness away.”

#30 Voltaire

”Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself.”

#31 ShakespeareShakespeare

”At a time of night when most of his subjects are asleep, the king is up and busy about his affairs.”

#32 Myles Munroe

”Loving money at the expense of others is an abuse of power to get wealth.”

#33 Nick Davies

”In my case, I got hit a lot by bullies when I was a child, and so I naturally bristle against anybody who abuses power. And that seems to make me rather persistent when it comes to exposing the abuse of power.”

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#34 Patricia CornwellPatricia Cornwell

”I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power.”

#35 John Roberts

”By ensuring that no one in government has too much power, the Constitution helps protect ordinary Americans every day against abuse of power by those in authority.”

#36 Baron de Montesquieu

”Liberty… is there only when there is no abuse of power.”

#37 Israelmore Ayivor

“A leader without a clear vision and plans only abuses his power because visions, dreams and plans are the fulcrum along which the loads of success will spine by your own efforts. And where power is abused, there is manipulation instead of inspiration.”

#38 Alexander Hamilton

”A fondness for power is implanted in most men, and it is natural to abuse it when acquired.”

#39 Clifford Cohen

“We live in an age where corporations are people and employees are not.”

#40 Nancy Dubuc

”One of the epidemics in our industry is the abuse of power.”

#41 Friedrich August von Hayek

”We shall never prevent the abuse of power if we are not prepared to limit power in a way which occasionally may prevent its use for desirable purposes.”

#42 Wendell Berry

“People who own the world outright for profit will have to be stopped by influence, by power, by us.”

#43 Frederick Lenz

”The abuse of power that seems to create the most unhappiness is when a person uses personal power to get ahead without regards to the welfare of others, or when power is used to go into the lower dimensional planes.”

#44 Wayne Gerard Trotman

“Laws become fragile under the influence of dictators.”

#45 Mahathir Mohamad

”I believe that every leader has a right to implement his own policy. But when I see things that are done that are not right – abuse of power, wrong approaches, wrong strategies, making use of foreign consultants, including those discarded by other countries – I feel that I have to have my say.”

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#46 Mike Cloud

”The problem isn’t the abuse of power; it’s the power to abuse.”

#47 C.J. Redwine

“Power is neither good nor evil. It just is. It’s what people do with power that matters.”

#48 Ted Nugent

”The government is so out of control. It is so bloated and infested with fraud and deceit and corruption and abuse of power.”

#49 Anna Funder

“He can switch from one view to another with frightening ease. I think it is a sign of being accustomed to such power that the truth does not matter because you cannot be contradicted.”

#50 Charles de Secondat

”But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go.”

#51 Lailah Gifty Akita

“Stand up for yourself. Never give any one permission to abuse you.”

#52 Edmund Burke

”The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.”

#53 Judith Lewis Herman

“In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting. Secrecy and silence are the perpetrator’s first line of defense. If secrecy fails, the perpetrator attacks the credibility of his victim. If he cannot silence her absolutely, he tries to make sure that no one listens.”

#54 Thomas Sowell

”It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.”

#55 Madeline L’Engle

“Because to take away a man’s freedom of choice, even his freedom to make the wrong choice, is to manipulate him as though he were a puppet and not a person.”

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