44+ Thought Provoking Anime Quotes About “Power” And Authority

Anime Quotes About Power
Written by Anime Motivation

Anime quotes about power are all about how that power is used or abused. And the “powers that be”.

Power is a tangible thing we all want in our lives. But it can mean different things.

  • Power to control your destiny
  • Power to live freely
  • Power to get yourself out of a tough situation
  • Power to help others and make a difference
  • Power to influence and inspire
  • Power to help your family financially

Your intentions determine whether power is used for good, bad, or worse. And these quotes talk about it from different angles.

Here’s some of the best quotes.

 

1. Fractale Quotes

Leave people to their own thoughts, and sooner or later they start questioning the powers that be. If you're in a position of power, the last thing you want folks to ask is whether or not the way things are, is the way they have to be.

“Leave people to their own thoughts, and sooner or later they start questioning the powers that be. If you’re in a position of power, the last thing you want folks to ask is whether or not the way things are, is the way they have to be.” – Sunda Granitz

 

2. Fairy Tail Quotes

Power is not the only connection you can have. This world is filled with much warmer things.

“Power is not the only connection you can have. This world is filled with much warmer things.” – Minerva Orland

 

Now listen up, any power that surpasses reason, still comes from reason, right? Magic isn't some kind of miraculous power. It is a talent that only works when the flow of energy inside of us and the flow of energy in the natural world are in perfect synchronization. To perform magic one must have a strong mind and the ability to focus. It should take over your being and come pouring out of your soul! If all we do is worry about following rules, then our magic will never progress.

“Now listen up, any power that surpasses reason, still comes from reason, right? Magic isn’t some kind of miraculous power. It is a talent that only works when the flow of energy inside of us and the flow of energy in the natural world are in perfect synchronization. To perform magic one must have a strong mind and the ability to focus. It should take over your being and come pouring out of your soul! If all we do is worry about following rules, then our magic will never progress.” – Makarov Dreyar

 

Quit acting like a spoiled child. What's important, the memories? The keys? The feelings of guilt? No. It's the power to save your friends. That's the power of a celestial spirit wizard.

“Quit acting like a spoiled child. What’s important, the memories? The keys? The feelings of guilt? No. It’s the power to save your friends. That’s the power of a celestial spirit wizard.” – Aquarius

 

3. One Punch Man Quotes

Is that really... the limit to your power? Do you honestly think that you won't get any stronger for the rest of your life? Instead of sitting around frustrated, it's better to keep on moving forward.

“Is that really… the limit to your power? Do you honestly think that you won’t get any stronger for the rest of your life? Instead of sitting around frustrated, it’s better to keep on moving forward.” – Saitama

 

You may be able to get stronger with simply the right attitude. In other words, train your spirit before worrying about strength through power and technology.

“You may be able to get stronger with simply the right attitude. In other words, train your spirit before worrying about strength through power and technology.” – Saitama

 

This strength doesn't make any sense. It's not fair. It's like he's made up of the world's unfairness. As if he is the personification of justice... of course. Didn't I already know? This world is unfair. Justice and evil are decided by others. That's how the world is. To oppose the unfair power known as justice, I have to obtain the unfair power known as evil. To defeat the unfair beings known as heroes I have to become an unfair being myself!

“This strength doesn’t make any sense. It’s not fair. It’s like he’s made up of the world’s unfairness. As if he is the personification of justice… of course. Didn’t I already know? This world is unfair. Justice and evil are decided by others. That’s how the world is. To oppose the unfair power known as justice, I have to obtain the unfair power known as evil. To defeat the unfair beings known as heroes I have to become an unfair being myself!” – Garou

 

4. Brynhildr in the Darkness Quotes

Those who are granted great power lose all self-restraint when among the weak. Oranges don't start out rotten. It's the container that makes them rot.

“Those who are granted great power lose all self-restraint when among the weak. Oranges don’t start out rotten. It’s the container that makes them rot.” – Onodera

 

5. Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria Quotes

The purpose of practice is to improve your power. The purpose of the real race is to win.

“The purpose of practice is to improve your power. The purpose of the real race is to win.” – Shindo Iroha

 

6. Owari No Seraph Quotes

The vampires don't really care about humanity in general. It's only specific humans like you that concern them... The kind of humans who will stop at nothing to acquire more power.

“The vampires don’t really care about humanity in general. It’s only specific humans like you that concern them… The kind of humans who will stop at nothing to acquire more power.” – Mikaela Hyakuya

 

7. Naruto Quotes

Love is not necessary, power is the only true necessity.

“Love is not necessary, power is the only true necessity.” – Madara Uchiha

 

8. The Heroic Legend Of Arslan Quotes

The one who holds power has no self-awareness of his responsibilities and the one aware of the responsibilities has no power at all.

“The one who holds power has no self-awareness of his responsibilities and the one aware of the responsibilities has no power at all.” – Arslan

 

9. Yugioh Quotes

Souls that are connected... Will never lose to power that only relies on control!

“Souls that are connected… Will never lose to power that only relies on control!” – Yuzu Hiiragi

 

10. Re:Zero Quotes

Stand up! lift your faces! Take up your weapons! Look at that boy. He's so weak and fragile a breath could blow him away and he's unarmed! He is a powerless boy, whose defeat I have seen with my own eyes! He's weaker than anyone else here! Yet he's shouting louder than anyone that we can still do this so how can we sit down, with downcast gaze? If our weakest man has not given up how is kneeling in defeat acceptable for us? Did you come this far to wallow in shame?

“Stand up! lift your faces! Take up your weapons! Look at that boy. He’s so weak and fragile a breath could blow him away and he’s unarmed! He is a powerless boy, whose defeat I have seen with my own eyes! He’s weaker than anyone else here! Yet he’s shouting louder than anyone that we can still do this so how can we sit down, with downcast gaze? If our weakest man has not given up how is kneeling in defeat acceptable for us? Did you come this far to wallow in shame?” – Crusch Karsten

 

11. Kekkai Sensen Quotes

Everyone dies eventually, whether they have power or not. That's why you need to think about what you'll accomplish while you're alive.

“Everyone dies eventually, whether they have power or not. That’s why you need to think about what you’ll accomplish while you’re alive.” – Mary Macbeth

 

12. Inferno Cop Quotes

People like you will never understand... Although it is true that many humans are stupid, immature, and high school drop outs... But! Humans possess the power of possibilities!

“People like you will never understand… Although it is true that many humans are stupid, immature, and high school drop outs… But! Humans possess the power of possibilities!” – Inferno Cop

 

13. Neo Angelique Abyss Quotes

You have the power but not using that power is a sin.

“You have the power but not using that power is a sin.” – Nyx

 

14. When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace Quotes

Even if you're trying to protect someone, you must never use your power to hurt others.

“Even if you’re trying to protect someone, you must never use your power to hurt others.” – Jurai Andou

 

It's my belief that powers aren't meant to hurt people. Nor are they meant to make others happy.

“It’s my belief that powers aren’t meant to hurt people. Nor are they meant to make others happy.” – Jurai Andou

 

15. Hibike Euphonium Quotes

Music speaks to people's hearts, all throughout the world. I believe it's a powerful language.

“Music speaks to people’s hearts, all throughout the world. I believe it’s a powerful language.” – Kawashima Sapphire

 

16. Absolute Duo Quotes

No matter what your power is, no matter how strong your opponent, lose once and it's over. That's the kind of world that's out there waiting for us. And once you lose, there's no do-overs.

“No matter what your power is, no matter how strong your opponent, lose once and it’s over. That’s the kind of world that’s out there waiting for us. And once you lose, there’s no do-overs.” – Nagakura Imari

 

17. Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road Quotes

Without what you call absolute power, we'll be able to live free and strong... That's why I have to end this. Humans often betray, fight and do terrible things to each other, but if I can feel this heat and this pain in my heart, a future where everyone will be kind to each other will definitely come some day. I can believe in it now!

“Without what you call absolute power, we’ll be able to live free and strong… That’s why I have to end this. Humans often betray, fight and do terrible things to each other, but if I can feel this heat and this pain in my heart, a future where everyone will be kind to each other will definitely come some day. I can believe in it now!” – Ame

 

18. Demon King Diamao Quotes

Living your life sympathizing with others in your everyday life is more powerful, than living your life based on a religious belief or some story.

“Living your life sympathizing with others in your everyday life is more powerful, than living your life based on a religious belief or some story.” – Akuto Sai

 

19. Mnemosyne Quotes

I can't promise you that good things will come to your life, but I do know that no one but you have the power to give meaning to your life in this world.

“I can’t promise you that good things will come to your life, but I do know that no one but you have the power to give meaning to your life in this world.” – Rin Asogi

 

20. Akame Ga Kill Quotes

People who abuse power they were born into piss me off more than anything else.

“People who abuse power they were born into piss me off more than anything else.” – Mine

 

21. Umineko When They Cry Quotes

You need three types of power to control the world. One is influence. One is wealth. The third is... force.

“You need three types of power to control the world. One is influence. One is wealth. The third is… force.” – Ushiromiya George

 

22. A Certain Magical Index Quotes

Is it that you get the power, then you choose to protect someone else? No! We first want to protect someone, that's why we try to get stronger in the first place.

“Is it that you get the power, then you choose to protect someone else? No! We first want to protect someone, that’s why we try to get stronger in the first place.” – Kamijou Touma

 

If you want to do something and have the power for it, then do it!

“If you want to do something and have the power for it, then do it!” – Kamijou Touma

 

23. Bounen No Zamned Quotes

Accept that your life will be painful, bite back your grief and find the power to stand again.

“Accept that your life will be painful, bite back your grief and find the power to stand again.” – Nakiami

 

24. Magic Knight Rayearth Quotes

Remember this... no matter where you go, the strength of your mind and spirit is the most powerful magic of all.

“Remember this… no matter where you go, the strength of your mind and spirit is the most powerful magic of all.” – Princess Emeraude

 

25. Kenichi The Mightiest Disciple Quotes

Justice? Truth? More than anything else existing in this world, those things are a burden! The things that are needed are "acting" to deceive people and "power" to control others.

“Justice? Truth? More than anything else existing in this world, those things are a burden! The things that are needed are “acting” to deceive people and “power” to control others.” – Natsu Tanimoto

 

26. Code Breaker Quotes

I could kill you, but I wont become like you, who uses power for his own egoism.

“I could kill you, but I wont become like you, who uses power for his own egoism.”Toki Fujiwara

 

27. Yona Of The Dawn Quotes

There is strength in words... Sometimes, they become words of power. I thought that if I said I'm fine, then I really would be fine. But it's no use... It doesn't work.

“There is strength in words… Sometimes, they become words of power. I thought that if I said I’m fine, then I really would be fine. But it’s no use… It doesn’t work.” – Ik-Su

 

28. Gakuen Alice Quotes

Every power can be a poison or medicine depending on the user's intention.

“Every power can be a poison or medicine depending on the user’s intention.” – Narumi Anjou

 

29. Xenogears Quotes

But its power goes beyond what is necessary... Does one really need the power to destroy everything?

“But its power goes beyond what is necessary… Does one really need the power to destroy everything?” – Fei Fong Wong

 

30. Eureka Seven Quotes

If you don't believe in anything, it no longer has the power to hurt.

“If you don’t believe in anything, it no longer has the power to hurt.” – Eureka

 

31. Bleach Quotes

Everyone who searches for power, without exception, searches for battle. Do you fight in order to become more powerful? Or do you want more power so you can fight?

“Everyone who searches for power, without exception, searches for battle. Do you fight in order to become more powerful? Or do you want more power so you can fight?” – Kenpachi Zaraki

 

Because he attained so much power, he could only be controlled by it. And in the end, maybe his only option was to destroy himself.

“Because he attained so much power, he could only be controlled by it. And in the end, maybe his only option was to destroy himself.” – Ichigo Kurosaki

 

Desiring power is dangerous.

“Desiring power is dangerous.” – Koga Kuchiki

 

32. Devil May Cry Quotes

You summon and kill... Summon and kill... I fail to see the logic here. Is sanity the price to pay FOR POWER!?

“You summon and kill… Summon and kill… I fail to see the logic here. Is sanity the price to pay FOR POWER!?” – Dante

 

33. Code Geass Quotes

I was dead until the moment I met you. I was a powerless corpse pretending to be alive. Living without power, without the ability to change my course, was akin to a slow death.

“I was dead until the moment I met you. I was a powerless corpse pretending to be alive. Living without power, without the ability to change my course, was akin to a slow death.” – Lelouch Lamperouge

 

Those with power, fear us! Those without power, seek us!

“Those with power, fear us! Those without power, seek us!” – Lelouch Lamperouge

 

I would like you to answer a question before you dispose of me. If being powerless is evil, is having power justice? Is revenge Evil? Can friendship coexist with justice..?

“I would like you to answer a question before you dispose of me. If being powerless is evil, is having power justice? Is revenge Evil? Can friendship coexist with justice..?” – Lelouch Lamperouge

 

34. Avatar: The Last Airbender Quotes

Protection and power are overrated. I think you are very wise to choose happiness and love.

“Protection and power are overrated. I think you are very wise to choose happiness and love.” – Iroh

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Ravi Kumar
Ravi Kumar

Got to love an uncle Iroh quote! Great post as usual.

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