To exercise power costs effort and demands courage. That is why so many fail to assert rights to which they are perfectly entitled --because a right is a kind of power but they are too lazy or too cowardly to exercise it.
Not necessity, not desire - no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health, food, a place to live, entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.
I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.
What is good All that elevates the feeling of power, the will to power, the power itself in man.
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
All in all, punishment hardens and renders people more insensible it concentrates it increases the feeling of estrangement it strengthens the power of resistance.
The moment Germany rises as a great power, France gains a new importance as a cultural power.
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