"Your political reputation affects how likely allies are to trust you, and what kind of deals they'll offer at the negotiating table. There's also some emotional response in there, so factions do bear grudges. Just like the real thing."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Mike Simpson on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Mike Simpson on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Mike Simpson on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Mike Simpson on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Mike Simpson on Golda Meir