The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies.
[A] friend in power is a friend lost.
That the American, by temperament, worked to excess, was true; work and whiskey were his stimulants; work was a form of vice; but he never cared much for money or power after he earned them.
Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts.
Those who seek education in the paths of duty are always deceived by the illusion that power in the hands of friends is an advantage to them.