Aesop

“Please all, and you will please none.”

United we Stand

“United we stand, divided we fall.”

Robert Caro

“But although the cliché says that power always corrupts, what is seldom said … is that power always reveals. When a man is climbing, trying to persuade others to give him power, concealment is necessary. … But as a man obtains more power, camouflage becomes less necessary.”

  • The Passage of Power(2012)

Marcus Tullius Cicero

“In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power.”

John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men…”

  • Letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton(April 5th, 1887)

Diogenes of Sinope

“The mob is the mother of tyrants.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Divide and conquer, the politician cries; unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.”

Václav Havel

“If the main pillar of the system is living a lie, then it is not surprising that he fundamental threat to it is living in truth.”

Pericles

“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.

Plato

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

“Corruptisima re publica plurimae leges.”

“When the Republic is at its most corrupt, the laws are most numerous.”