Absolute Power may refer to:
- Lord Acton's dictum, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"
- The power held by the sovereign of an absolute monarchy
- Omnipotence, unlimited power, as of a deity
- Absolute Power (novel), a 1996 novel by David Baldacci
- Absolute Power (film), a 1997 film based on Baldacci's novel, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood
- Absolute Power (Tech N9ne album), 2002
- Absolute Power (Pro-Pain album), 2010
- Absolute Power (comedy), a BBC television and radio series
- "Absolute Power" (Stargate SG-1), an episode of the television series
- "Absolute Power", a story arc from Superman/Batman comic book series
- "Absolute Power", episode of Superman: The Animated Series
- Absolute Power: The Helen Clark Years (2008), book by Ian Wishart
- The Day the Earth Shook – The Absolute Power, DVD by American heavy metal band Manowar
Other articles related to "absolute power, powers, absolute, power":
... have been changed forever, and they decide to proactively use their powers of their own free will, in order to better the world ...
... In March 2010, the expansion pack "Absolute Power" was announced, slated for release in Europe in 2010 ... The expansion received an 8/10 on Game Zone, closing with "Absolute Power isn’t a revolution, instead taking the framework laid out by the original game and building on it with new features and a wacky new campaign ... once more, then this is your chance." Absolute Power was released on PC as an expansion pack, and is included in the Macintosh version of the game ...
... country's transition to constitutional monarchy, putting an end to the absolute monarchy that had been introduced in Denmark in 1660 ... Before the first constitutions, the power of the king was tempered by a håndfæstning, a charter each king had to sign before being accepted as ... its first constitution Lex Regia (The Law of The King, Danish Kongeloven) establishing absolute power for King Frederick III of Denmark, and replacing the old feudal system ...
... talking dogs and meteor rifles, for example) all serve to deconstruct the idea of absolute power, by creating an ambiguity between fact and myth ... Francia places himself above all power and history "I don't write history ... In their collectivity, they deny the illusion of absolute power, whether the power is that of Francia the dictator or Roa Bastos the writer ...
Famous quotes containing the words absolute power, power and/or absolute:
“Powerful, yes, that is the word that I constantly rolled on my tongue; I dreamed of absolute power, the kind that forces to kneel, that forces the enemy to capitulate, finally converting him, and the more the enemy is blind, cruel, sure of himself, buried in his conviction, the more his admission proclaims the royalty of he who has brought on his defeat.”
—Albert Camus (19131960)
“It does not follow ... that the right to criticize Shakespeare involves the power of writing better plays. And in factdo not be surprised at my modestyI do not profess to write better plays.”
—George Bernard Shaw (18561950)
“The revolutionary spirit is mighty convenient in this, that it frees one from all scruples as regards ideas. Its hard absolute optimism is repulsive to my mind by the menace of fanaticism and intolerance it contains. No doubt one should smile at these things; but, imperfect Esthete, I am no better Philosopher. All claim to special righteousness awakens in me that scorn and anger from which a philosophical mind should be free.”
—Joseph Conrad (18571924)