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I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.
Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
History shows that there is no more potent engine for reform than the passion of voters who feel betrayed by the politicians they hoped would do the right thing.
He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
When I'm writing, I'm thinking about how the songs are going to play live. Fifty bars of rap don't translate onstage. No matter how potent the music, you lose the crowd. They want a hook; they want to sing your stuff back to you.
Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.
The trade union movement represents the organized economic power of the workers... It is in reality the most potent and the most direct social insurance the workers can establish.
The big cop-out would be to accept popularity rather than opting to try to create potent work. It's so easy to do the popular thing, the expected thing, and that's where you start to cheat yourself - and your fans, in the end - because there's an inherent dishonesty in pandering and dishing up what everyone's expecting.
I've learned over decades of building that a deadline is a potent tool for problem-solving.
What force is more potent than love?
I have many times asked myself whether there can be more potent advocates of peace upon earth through the years to come than this massed multitude of silent witnesses to the desolation of war.
King George V
Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.
The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws.
We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good. We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious.
So potent was religion in persuading to evil deeds.
There are times when even the most potent governor must wink at transgression, in order to preserve the laws inviolate for the future.
Fortunately, there's another handy driver that has manifested itself throughout the history of cultures. The urge to want to gain wealth. That is almost as potent a driver as the urge to maintain your security. And that is how I view NASA going forward - as an investment in our economy.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Chermoula is a potent North African spice paste that is ideal for smearing on your favourite vegetables for roasting.
The inner world is very potent for me - I don't ascribe to any God or Jesus or Buddha - I just have a sense of it and revere it along with the natural world and human consciousness.
Words are potent weapons for all causes, good or bad.
Fear and greed are potent motivators. When both of these forces push in the same direction, virtually no human being can resist.
In the early '90s, when I really started to find my voice, I was reading a lot of books, and I was moved by the writers, like Chinua Achebe, and I wanted to be able to write rhymes that were as potent as what I was reading.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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