Absolute Power Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Absolute Power Quotes from famous authors such as Nawal El Saadawi, Mohamed ElBaradei, Alexis Carrel, Rafael Correa, Harry Shearer. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

The family code in Egypt is one of the worst family codes in the Arab world. Polygamy. The husband is having absolute power over the family.
Nawal El Saadawi
Historically, Islam was hijacked about 20 or 30 years after the Prophet and interpreted in such a way that the ruler has absolute power and is accountable only to God. That, of course, was a very convenient interpretation for whoever was the ruler.
Mohamed ElBaradei
Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows, must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking, belief in the absolute power of logic.
Alexis Carrel
To assume all the powers is not good for anybody. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. All those experiments have a bad ending.
Rafael Correa
If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?
Harry Shearer
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.
John F. Lehman, Jr.
Writing might be unalloyed joy, were it not for the fact that power is always shadowed by responsibility. Thankfully, the absolute power that writers have is not weighted down with absolute responsibility. It can neither be suppressed nor diminished, except by choice.
Brian Stableford
We’re taught Lord Acton’s axiom: all power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. I believed that when I started these books, but I don’t believe it’s always true any more. Power doesn’t always corrupt. Power can cleanse. What I believe is always true about power is that power always reveals.
Robert Caro
I don’t actually subscribe to the view that all power corrupts. But absolute power – when secured on the back of massive parliamentary majorities, which don’t reflect the balance of political opinion in the country – can corrupt absolutely.
Charles Kennedy
The problem with Russia is not corruption per se, or even Putin per se. Russian government is not corrupt because Vladimir Putin has absolute power. Russian government has been corrupt and will always be as long as anyone has absolute power.
Robert Zubrin
Does the manager have absolute power in England? No, it depends on a budget and on the executive director that negotiates the signings of players.
Rafael Benitez
Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely, and I found that out when I was Attorney General in Massachusetts.
Edward Brooke
I tend to be more arrogant on stage. Far more ignorant. I sometimes say what I think and sometimes say the opposite of what I think and the lines get blurred, but I can only hope that some kind of absolute power transcends.
Sarah Silverman
As in the Divine Right of Kings, hierarchies invest those who preside at the top of their pyramidal structure with absolute power to rule over the lesser ranks that spread down like a marble staircase to the broad foundation stones of those with no power at all.
Eugene Kennedy
Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians.
David Brinkley
We have all been told that power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. I have long thought this is nonsense.
Bret Weinstein
The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition.
John Dalberg-Acton
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
John Dalberg-Acton
Anyone who seeks power wants absolute power.
Robert Shea
Well, I have an interest in power. I have an interest in people who find themselves in the position to exercise absolute power.
Boyd Rice