For Love of Country.
Politics, power, & foreign policy
- Attorney General Philander Knox, to Teddy Roosevelt
The Path Between the Seas, David McCullough
[After proposing a plan to build the Panama Canal] "Oh Mr. President, do not let so great an achievement suffer from any taint of legality."
"What power does is reveal."
- Robert Caro
The Years of Lyndon Johnson
"Only fools wait around to see if their enemies become friends."
- Queen Elizabeth
"The White Queen" (TV show)
"Where ambition has entered love rarely returns."
- François de La Rochefoucauld
"Politics knows only two principles: loyalty and revenge."
- Randy Shilts
And the Band Played On
"In politics the players jockey for power; in academia they play for vanity, a far more compelling instinct that could conjure far more vindictive punishment."