"Marvelous is the power which can be exercised, almost unconsciously, over a company, or an individual, or even upon a crowd by one person gifted with good temper, good digestion, good intellects, and good looks."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Anthony Trollope on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Anthony Trollope on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Anthony Trollope on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Anthony Trollope on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Anthony Trollope on Booker T. Washington
"A fellow oughtn't to let his family property go to pieces."
"I never knew a government yet that wanted to do anything."
"As to happiness in this life it is hardly compatible with that diminished respect which ever attends the relinquishing of labour."
"There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel."
"They who do not understand that a man may be brought to hope that which of all things is the most grievous to him, have not observed with sufficient closeness the perversity of the human mind."