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."

- Randy Shilts

And the Band Played On