SW #111

Muawiya personified ‘hilm’, the wisdom and patience of the Arab sheikh: “I apply not my sword when my lash suffices nor my lash when my tongue suffices. And even if but one hair is binding me to my fellow men, I don’t let it break. When they pull, I loosen, if they loosen I pull.

Simon Sebag Montefiore, “Jerusalem. The Biography”.

SW #98

Power is a lot like real estate. It is all about location, location, location. The closer you are to the source the higher your property value.

„House of Cards“ S01 E01