When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale.
John W. Gardner
When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power, it is called a democracy.
Charles de Secondat
I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
I know many writers who first dictate passages, then polish what they have dictated. I speak, then I polish - occasionally I do windows.
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.