Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power. Clint Eastwood
I don't feel that the conductor has real power. The orchestra has the power, and every member of it knows instantaneously if you're just beating time. Itzhak Perlman
To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power. Ayn Rand
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression, because power, real power, comes from our conviction which produces action, uncompromising action. Malcolm X
The real power of the Buddha was that he had so much love. He saw people trapped in their notions of small separate self, feeling guilty or proud of that self, and he offered revolutionary teachings that resounded like a lion's roar, like a great rising tide, helping people to wake up and break free from the prison of ignorance. Nhat Hanh