65 Balance Of Power Quotes On Success In Life

These balance of power quotes will inspire you. Balance of power, in international relations, is the posture and policy of a nation or group of nations protecting itself against another nation or group of nations by matching its power against the power of the other side.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging balance of power quotes, balance of power sayings, and balance of power proverbs.

Best Balance Of Power Quotes

  1. “The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world not destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside … Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them … the weak will become prey to the strong.” ~ Thomas Paine
  2. “The U.S. has since the end of World War II had an answer – we stand for free peoples and free markets, we are willing to support and defend them – we will sustain a balance of power that favors freedom.” ~ Condoleezza Rice
  3. “Peace is not merely the absence of war. Nor can it be reduced solely to the maintenance of a balance of power between enemies. Nor is it brought about by dictatorship. Instead, it is rightly and appropriately called “an enterprise of justice” (Is. 32:7). Peace results from that order structured into human society by its divine founder, and actualized by men as they thirst after ever greater justice.” ~ Pope Paul VI
  4. “Every institution places its ultimate weight on preserving its own life. That is why the Church emphasizes loving God over loving one’s neighbor…. The push for justice on the other hand might be at the center of the Gospel but it also attacks the balance of power in the society. Since the rich always exploit the poor, to give the poor power, dignity and humanity makes them less pliable, less cooperative.” ~ John Shelby Spong , Balance of power quotes life
  5. “In the end, peace can be achieved only by hegemony or by balance of power.” ~ Henry A. Kissinger

  6. “The only time in the history of the world that we have had any extended periods of peace is when there has been a balance of power. It is when one nation becomes infinitely more powerful in relation to its potential competitors that the danger of war arises.” ~ Richard M. Nixon
  7. “The black man in North America was sickest of all politically. He let the white man divide him into such foolishness as considering himself a black ‘Democrat,’ a black ‘Republican,’ a black ‘Conservative,’ or a black ‘Liberal’ …when a ten-million black vote bloc could be the deciding balance of power in American politics, because the white man’s vote is almost always evenly divided.” ~ Malcolm X
  8. “This regard for the liberties of Europe, this care at one time for the protestant interest, this excessive love for the balance of power, is neither more nor less than a gigantic system of outdoor relief for the aristocracy of Great Britain.” ~ John Bright
  9. “I have ever deemed it fundamental for the United States never to take active part in the quarrels of Europe. Their political interests are entirely distinct from ours. Their mutual jealousies, their balance of power, their complicated alliances, their forms and principles of government, are all foreign to us. They are nations of eternal war.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  10. “American presence is, you know, the major cause of balance of power and the stability in this region.” ~ Kim Dae-jung

  11. “The White House isn’t the place to learn how to deal with international crisis, the balance of power, war and peace, and the economic future of the next generation.” ~ Joe Biden
  12. “If the multitude is possessed of the balance of real estate, the multitude will have the balance of power, and in that case the multitude will take care of the liberty, virtue, and interest of the multitude in all acts of government.” ~ John Adams
  13. “When I played, the owners had the power. The prisoners are running the prison now, not the warden. The warden is strong and he has say so but, the balance of power is definitely with the players.” ~ Julius Erving
  14. “An elective despotism was not the government we fought for, but one which should not only be founded on true free principles, but in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among general bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained by the others.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  15. “The balance of power is the scale of peace.” ~ Thomas Paine

  16. “To keep any great nation up to a high standard of civilization there must be enough superior characters to hold the balance of power, but the very moment the balance of power gets into the hands of second-rate men and women, a decline of that nation is inevitable.” ~ Christian D. Larson
  17. “It seems to me that our problem has a lot less to do with the mechanics of solar power than the politics of human power—specifically whether there can be a shift in who wields it, a shift away from corporations and toward communities, which in turn depends on whether or not the great many people who are getting a rotten deal under our current system can build a determined and diverse enough social force to change the balance of power.” ~ Naomi Klein
  18. “In almost every country there are elements of opinion which would welcome such a conclusion because they wish to return to the politics of the balance of power, unrestricted and unregulated armaments, international anarchy, and preparation for war.” ~ Arthur Henderson
  19. “We may… affirm that the balance of power in a society accompanies the balance of property in land. The only possible way, then, of preserving the balance of power on the side of liberty and public virtue is to make the acquisition of land easy to every member of society; to make a division of the land into small quantities, so that the multitude may be possessed of landed estates.” ~ John Adams
  20. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

  21. “The enemies of liberty and our country should make no mistake: America remains engaged in the world by history and by choice, shaping a balance of power that favors freedom. We will defend our allies and our interests. We will show purpose without arrogance. We will meet aggression and bad faith with resolve and strength. And to all nations, we will speak for the values that gave our nation birth… an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm.” ~ George W. Bush
  22. “When the balance of power is right and the government is right sized, California still can be California. It can be, in my opinion, as crazy as it wants to be. And Texas, in other’s opinion, can be as crazy as it wants to be. But we’re still brothers in the union.” ~ Glenn Beck
  23. “Abroad, the balance of power is shifting. There are new and more terrible weapons – new and uncertain nations – new pressures of population and deprivation.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  24. “If a beach-head of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion, let both sides join in creating a new endeavor, not a new balance of power, but a new world of law, where the strong are just and the weak secure and the peace preserved. All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  25. “I have ever deemed it fundamental for the United States never to take active part in the quarrels of Europe…. They are nations of eternal war.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  26. “Without question, the balance of power on the planet today lies in the hands of business. Corporations rival governments in wealth, influence, and power. Indeed, business all too often pulls the strings of government. Competing institutions-religion, the press, even the military-play subordinate roles in much of the world today. If a values-driven approach to business can begin to redirect this vast power toward more constructive ends than the simple accumulation of wealth, the human race and Planet Earth will have a fighting chance.” ~ Ben Cohen
  27. “Factors in the art of warfare are: First, calculations; second, quantities; third, logistics; fourth, the balance of power; and fifth, the possibility of victory is based on the balance of power.” ~ Sun Tzu
  28. “If Congress were to censure, fine or otherwise try to punish a president, it would dramatically alter the balance of power between the branches.” ~ Mike DeWine
  29. “For all the gold and silver stolen and shipped to Spain did not make the Spanish people richer. It gave their kings an edge in the balance of power for a time, a chance to hire more mercenary soldiers for their wars. They ended up losing those wars anyway, and all that was left was a deadly inflation, a starving population, the rich richer, the poor poorer, and a ruined peasant class” ~ Hans Koning
  30. “Teach girls to read and to work at something where they can bring home money – and the entire balance of power shifts.” ~ Jane Fonda

  31. “Let the entire system of government be strengthened, and let the balance of power be drawn up in such a manner that it will be permanent and incapable of decay because of its own tenuity.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  32. “People that live in the Northeast are leaving the Northeast for a whole host of reasons. They’re relocating in Southern states and Midwestern states – no-income-tax states, milder climate states – and it’s affecting the balance of power in those states.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  33. “All things being equal, I would choose a woman over a man in order to even the balance of power, to insinuate a different perspective into the process, to give young women something to shoot for and someone to look up to. But all things are rarely equal.” ~ Anna Quindlen
  34. “I have decided to give up heterosexuality. I have decided that, while the project of altering the balance of power within heterosexual relationships is still a valid one, it is no longer one I can espouse–so to speak. There is no revolutionary hope for the heterosexual, and I have therefore decided to love myself and become a lesbian.” ~ Michelene Wandor
  35. “The balance of power in a society accompanies the balance of property in land.” ~ John Adams

  36. “We have heard all of our lives how, after the Civil War was over, the South went back to straighten itself out and make a living again. It was for many years a voiceless part of the government. The balance of power moved away from it–to the north and the east. The problems of the north and the east became the big problem of the country and nobody paid much attention to the economic unbalance the South had left as its only choice.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson
  37. “What you have in Iraq is not just a society coming apart like Yugoslavia or Congo. What is at stake is not just Iraq’s stability but the balance of power in the region.” ~ Vali Nasr
  38. “The twentieth century had dispensed with the formal declaration of war and introduced the fifth column, sabotage, cold war, and war by proxy, but that was only the begining. Summit meetings for disarmament pursued mutual understanding and a balance of power but were also held to learn the strengths and weaknesses of the enemy. The world of the war-or-peace alternative became a world in which war was peace and peace war.” ~ Stanislaw Lem
  39. “It’s a matter of balance of power. If the Supreme Court could just make a ruling and everybody has to bow down and fall on their faces and worship that law, it isn’t a law because it hasn’t been yet passed.” ~ Mike Huckabee
  40. “With the rise of America, the global balance of power shifted away from the old European powers.” ~ Armstrong Williams

  41. “I think we’re going to have to do better. Mr. Nixon talks about our being the strongest country in the world. I think we are today, but we were far stronger relative to the Communists 5 years ago. And what is of great concern is that the balance of power is in danger of moving with them. They made a breakthrough in missiles and by 1961, ‘2, and ‘3, they will be outnumbering us in missiles.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  42. “The balance of power is shifting toward consumers and away from companies The right way to respond to this if you are a company is to put the vast majority of your energy, attention and dollars into building a great product or service and put a smaller amount into shouting about it, marketing it.” ~ Jeff Bezos
  43. “Cryptography shifts the balance of power from those with a monopoly on violence to those who comprehend mathematics and security design.” ~ Jacob Appelbaum
  44. “Our work has only begun. In our time we have an historic opportunity to shape a global balance of power that favors freedom and that will therefore deepen and extend the peace. And I use the word power broadly, because even more important than military and indeed economic power is the power of ideas, the power of compassion, and the power of hope.” ~ Condoleezza Rice
  45. “I don’t believe, in the 21st century, in the balance of power system. This is a European idea of the 19th and 20th centuries.” ~ Joschka Fischer

  46. “Now it’s easy for someone to set up a storefront and reach the entire world in very modest ways. So these technologies that we thought would dis-intermediate traditional sellers gave more people the tools to be sellers. It also changed the balance of power between sellers and buyers.” ~ Daniel H. Pink
  47. “For peace is not simply the absence of warfare, based on a precarious balance of power; it is fashioned by efforts directed day after day toward the establishment of the ordered universe willed by God, with a more perfect form of justice among men.” ~ Pope Paul VI
  48. “Often men’s impulses to coerce and degrade women seem to express not a confident assumption of dominance but a desire to retaliate for feelings of rejection, humiliation, and impotence: as many men see it, they need women sexually more than women need them, an intolerable balance of power.” ~ Ellen Willis
  49. “Fascists are flourishing politically in France and Italy, and now comes the murder of Pim Fortuyn, a populist politician who might have done well enough in the forthcoming Dutch elections to hold the balance of power in that country’s parliament. But it is the widespread Jew-baiting that best reveals that Europeans are evidently incapable of learning from their history. France is the outright prizewinner where anti-Semitism is concerned.” ~ David Pryce-Jones
  50. “There must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized peace.” ~ Woodrow Wilson

  51. “The events in Crimea themselves have nothing to do with what happened in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and other regions. In my opinion, when the world becomes unipolar, or when someone tries to make it so, then this one pole has the illusion that all issues can be settled through power. And only when there is a balance of power does the desire to negotiate appears.” ~ Vladimir Putin
  52. “Men since the beginning of time have sought peace…military alliances, balances of power, leagues of nations, all in turn have failed, leaving the only path to be by way of the crucible of war. The utter destructiveness of war not blots out this alternative.” ~ Douglas MacArthur
  53. “A teacher will alter the balance of power by actually lifting a person into other states of mind. In those states of mind the teaching will take place in non-verbal ways through direct experience.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  54. “You don’t just give the executive branch unlimited resources, unlimited power. Our founders were very concerned about too much power being invested in any one, in any branch. The balance of power is fundamental to our system.” ~ Mike Huckabee
  55. “A strong brand is the only thing that can tip the balance of power between distributors and a manufacturer back into the manufacturer’s favor.” ~ David F. D’Alessandro

  56. “The Pentacle – The ancients envisioned their world in two halves – masculine and feminine. Their gods and goddesses worked to keep a balance of power. Yin and Yang. When male and female were balanced, there was harmony in the world. When they were unbalanced there was chaos.” ~ Dan Brown
  57. “We believe that introducing surface-to-air missiles in Syria is going to change the balance of power on the ground. It will allow the moderate opposition to be able to neutralize the helicopters and aircraft that are dropping chemicals and have been carpet-bombing them, just like surface-to-air missiles in Afghanistan were able to change the balance of power there.” ~ Adel al-Jubeir
  58. “I believe military force can be used to redress or change the balance of power in the world, but I think that that’s always a losing operation if you’re not trying to do it in a way which corresponds to the basic desires of the people on whom you are acting.” ~ Pierre Trudeau
  59. “Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliances, and, during the interim period, appeasement of Fascism.” ~ Barbara Tuchman
  60. “…love is essentially a much simpler phenomenon–it becomes complicated, corrupted or obstructed by an unequal balance of power.” ~ Shulamith Firestone

  61. “From the Israeli perspective, the fear is that if pressure is off of Iran, Israel would be left having to accept the balance of power in the region significantly shifting toward Iran. It’s not an existential threat, but it would definitely be a problem for Israel.” ~ Trita Parsi
  62. “As women glide from their twenties to thirties, Shazzer argues, the balance of power subtly shifts. Even the most outrageous minxes lose their nerve, wrestling with the first twinges of existential angst: fears of dying alone and being found three weeks later half-eaten by an Alsatian.” ~ Helen Fielding
  63. “The ‘realist’ conception of continuing old-fashioned ‘balance of power’ politics may have been well founded in the past, but it is inconsistent with our increasing interdependent world. On moral grounds alone there can be no justification for the 20th century level of killing. To settle disputes without violence must become the primary goal of foreign policy for every nation.” ~ Robert McNamara
  64. “It was the sibling thing, I suppose. I was fascinated by the intricate tangle of love and duty and resentment that tied them together. The glances they exchanged; the complicated balance of power established over decades; the games I would never play with rules I would never fully understand. And perhaps that was key: they were such a natural group that they made me feel remarkably singular by comparison. To watch them together was to know strongly, painfully, all that I’d been missing.” ~ Kate Morton
  65. “The public negotiations and secret intrigues of the English (Jews) and the French (Jews) have been employed for centuries in every court and country in Europe. Look back to the history of Spain, Holland, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Prussia, Italy and Turkey for the last hundred years…all the power of Europe will be continually maneuvering with us to work us into the real or imaginary balance of power.” ~ John Adams

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