"In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer - the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."A. J. P. Taylor on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."A. J. P. Taylor on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."A. J. P. Taylor on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."A. J. P. Taylor on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."A. J. P. Taylor on Booker T. Washington
"He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be - a student of history and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones."
"There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the Establishment - and nothing more corrupting."