"When we change our daily lives - the way we think, speak and act we change the world"
Thich Nhat Hanh
"Kindness is in your power, even when fondness is not."
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Marianne Williamson (I have also seen this quote attributed to Nelson Mandela)
"Power is the ability to influence the decisions of others."
“The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can't have it. The minute you don't want power, you'll have more than you ever dreamed possible.”
“Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.”
"Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it."
“Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral."
“Those who think it’s level playing field usually have box seats.”