"It is sometimes wise to provide a man with a few sunny hours of fraudulent hope, so that when night comes, he will have a more perfect inward vision of the truth of his hopelessness."
"I trust no man who consults God before he consults me."
"When bellies go empty, men feed on fear."
"There's always mystery. You never quite know."
"Every man has a final weapon – his life. If he's afraid of losing it, he throws that weapon away."
"History will recall someday that the decisions of an empire were made only by greedy businessmen, scheming generals, and conniving politicians."
"When one cannot choose, one cannot know."