38 Quotes About Feeling Powerless

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Communication is a key to everyday life. From connecting with one another to getting results, here is at some quotes about feeling powerless as a result of an inability to properly communicate.

“A man is truly free, even here in this embodied state, if he knows that God is the true agent and he by himself is powerless to do anything.”

“Apathy is the self-defense of the powerless.”

“Are we like late Rome, infatuated with past glories, ruled by a complacent, greedy elite, and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions?”

“Brief and powerless is man’s life; on him and all his race the slow, sure doom falls pitiless and dark.”

“But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.”

“Excessive fear is always powerless.”

“I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being well dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow.”

“I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce.”

“If you’re a queen, you’re powerless, so I’d probably demote myself and go shopping.”

“In loneliness, in sickness, in confusion-the mere knowledge of friendship makes it possible to endure, even if the friend is powerless to help. It is enough that they exist.”

“Just to live in the country is a full-time job. You don’t have to do anything. The idle pursuit of making a living is pushed to one side, where it belongs, in favor of living itself, a task of such immediacy, variety, beauty, and excitement that one is powerless to resist its wild embrace.”

“Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.”

“Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it.”

“Music is a means capable of expressing dark dramatism and pure rapture, suffering and ecstasy, fiery and cold fury, melancholy and wild merriment – and the subtlest nuances and interplay of these feelings which words are powerless to express and which are unattainable in painting and sculpture.”

“Of all powers, love is the most powerful and the most powerless. It is the most powerful because it alone can conquer that final and most impregnable stronghold which is the human heart. It is the most powerless because it can do nothing except by consent.”

“Once freedom lights its beacon in man’s heart, the gods are powerless against him.”

“People feel powerless and useless in the world. But they can buy something. It can give them a sense of value, of power”

“Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.”

“Risk is trying to control something you are powerless over.”

“Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.”

“The deep root of failure in our lives is to think, ‘Oh how useless and powerless I am.’ It is essential to think strongly and forcefully, ‘I can do it,’ without boasting or fretting.”

“The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both.”

“The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.”

“There is a moral obligation, I think, not to ally oneself with power against the powerless.”

“There is the solitude of suffering, when you go through darkness that is lonely, intense, and terrible. Words become powerless to express your pain; what others hear from your words is so distant and different from what you are actually suffering.”

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”

“They hate because they fear, and they fear because they feel that the deepest feelings of their lives are being assaulted and outraged. And they do not know why; they are powerless pawns in a blind play of social forces.”

“Time, whose tooth gnaws away everything else, is powerless against truth.”

“Wandering between two worlds, one dead, The other powerless to be born.”

“Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.”

“When I go around in America and I see the bulk of the white people, they do not feel oppressed; they feel powerless [. . .] and we understand the psychological genocide that they have already inflicted upon their own people”

“when we are powerless to do a thing, it is a great joy that we can come and step inside the ability of Jesus”

“When we feel we are powerless our ego most wants to change the things in our world. As we realize we have the power to change our reality the maturity that comes with that understanding changes us, and we find ourselves in acceptance of what is with less desire of feeling our need to change the world around us.”

“When you do nothing you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.”

“Without faith, God’s grace is wasted, & without grace, faith is powerless.”

“Witnessing the extreme poverty in remote parts of Africa can make you feel sad and powerless until you realize how little it takes to change these people’s lives fundamentally in sustainable ways.”

“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.”

“Worry comes from the belief you are powerless.”

Just because you feel like you’re powerless doesn’t mean you are.