Top Bible Verses about Power
Famous Christian Quotes About Power, Ability, Authority, Influence, Strength
War Is Not for Displaying Power
All actions no way conducive to obtain a contested right, or to bring the war to a termination, but calculated merely to display the strength of either side are totally repugnant to the duties of a Christian and to the principles of humanity. So that it behooves Christian princes to prohibit all unnecessary effusion of blood, as they must render an account of their sovereign commission to him by whose authority, and in whose stead, they bear the sword.
Starting a War to Exercise Tyranny
There are those who for no other cause stir up war but to the intent they may by that means more easily exercise tyranny on their subjects. For in the time of peace, the authority of the council, the dignity of the rulers, the vigor and strength of the laws, do somewhat hinder, that a prince cannot do all that he wants; but as soon as war is once begun, now all the handling of matters rests in the pleasure of a few persons.
“A Good Deal of Light”
God has called us to shine.… Let no man or woman say that they cannot shine because they have not so much influence as some others may have. What God wants you to do is to use the influence you have.… Remember, a small light will do a good deal when it is in a very dark place. Put one little tallow candle in the middle of a large hall, and it will give a good deal of light.