6 Powerful House Of Cards Quotes That Will Make You A Better Leader
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

6 Powerful House Of Cards Quotes That Will Make You A Better Leader

There. I've said it.

6 Powerful House Of Cards Quotes That Will Make You A Better Leader

As we all anxiously wait for Season Five of what is probably the greatest series on Netflix, let's all reminisce in what occurred in the last four seasons. House of Cards really does take you for a spin on the political culture in the modern world, and its accuracy is astounding. In a conversation with lead actor Kevin Spacey, former President Bill Clinton made this remark about the show, " Kevin, 99% of what you do on that show is real. The 1% you get wrong is you could never get an education bill passed that fast ." (BusinessInsider)

Personally, I find House of Cards so intriguing because of that accuracy. There's so much behind the scenes of one of the most powerful governments in the world, so the knowledge you can learn from that is astounding. Some of the quotes mentioned during the series really do open your eyes to the power and cruel side of life.

1. “Power is a lot like real estate. It's all about location, location, location. The closer you are to the source, the higher your property value.” (Season 1, Episode 1)

Everyone starts hundreds of miles away from the source of the power. Some people have to crawl to get there while others have an airplane. Regardless of how you get to the power, you always have to prove yourself that you're worthy of that power. As a saying goes, getting your foot in the door is one thing, but next, you have to prove you belong there.

2. "If you don't like how the table is set, turn the table." (Season 2, Episode 2)

There will be times in life where you don't have the best options and information at your disposal. Making decisions reflect on these two components specifically, but what makes decisions so difficult is their deceiving component, consequences. Consequences could affect either your options and/or information, so instead of changing your options and information, change the consequences and turn the table.

3. “Shake with your right hand, but hold a rock in the left.” (Season 2, Episode 5)

Trust is not given for free. Like everything else in life, you have to earn it. If you fail, then left arms could come out swinging, but that won't be much of a problem if you know how to duck. The people who are worthy of your trust are those you'd drop the rock for.

4. The road to power is paved with hypocrisy, and casualties. Never regret.” (Season 2, Episode 9)

Power is the most extreme and tedious goal to achieve especially the Leadership of the free world. Though I wouldn't know. However, this it what it seems like. When every single one of your competitors and their supporters makes it their sole objective to drive you down, you're going to have to give them someone to feed on. Unfortunately, there's no substitute method. I'm still working on finding that.

5. "You can't turn a no to a yes without a maybe in between." (Season 3, Episode 3)

The art of negotiations and persuasions where words can really speak louder than actions. To get what you want, you have to know the people who have want you want because we live in a world where's everything's limited. It's survival of the fittest.

6. "We don't submit to terror. We make the terror." (Season 4, Episode 13)

Power is the ability to make another's fears reality, but in order to have true power, you need control. In order to have control, you need support. In order to have support, you need trust.

That's how the people who crawl to power stay in power.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments