what is power?


“your never drunk, that real control, control is power”
“is that why they fear us ?”
“We have the fucking power to kill thats why they fear us”
“if a man commits a crime we have him killed […] or we kill him ourselves and feel pretty good[…]
thats not power though, thats justice. ”
“Power is when we have every justication to kill and we dont”

Oscar follows up the discourse with a story of a judge who pardons a criminal, “thats power”.
Stephen Spielberg movie “Schindler’s List
What was Spielberg conveying here? THIS IS human power :

  • to hold anothers fate in his hands and action
  • to betray the formal code, to see value and future value, more so than a punishment of death to a felon.
  • to risk his own stature in a pardon

quotes about violence , power and justice

 
 

” Violence is not power, but the absence of power. ”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

” Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. ”
Abraham Lincoln

The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
Napoleon Bonaparte

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”
Henry Ward Beecher

“Absolute power was not meant for man”
William E. Channing

“The only real power comes out of a long rifle.”
Joseph Stalin

“He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.”
Adolf Hitler

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

We are not for Names, nor Men, nor Titles of Government, nor are we for this Party, nor against the other, because of its Name and Pretence; but we are for Justice and Mercy, and Truth and Peace, and true Freedom, that these may be exalted in our Nation.
Edward Burrough,Quaker

 
 

 
 

” With great power there must also come great responsibility!”
Stan Lee

 
 

” Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power “
Tao Te Ching

 

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I write because I'm not good at it. I share because, writing without sharing seems empty. Thus, I write and share what I think is meaningful.

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