I typed the first line of this as a comment in another context and suddenly...
PROVERBS OF POWER
Do not call up what you cannot put down
Get what you want but not the second thing
No deal is sealed until you wear the ring
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown
There's no just rule for tiger and for horse
If love or fear's the choice best to be feared
Do not judge wise by colour length of beard
Power's won politely and maintained by force
First time as tragedy, the next as farce
They laugh and then they fight you then you win
Caught in a coverup is worse than sin
The Emperor's new clothes will show his arse
You lose you die your friends end up in jail.
Political careers all end in fail.