Quotes by Francis Underwood

Francis Underwood is a character from House of Cards

Quotes by Francis Underwood

There is nothing more lonely or terrifying than feeling unheard.

Voice, Solitude & Being AloneFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 5 Episode 9
 
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History is earned. You win the day, and then you win the day after, and you do the same thing every day until you're dead. And you're remembered not for the winning, but because you never lost.

Ambition, Work & Carreer, MotivationFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 5 Episode 8
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People underestimate the importance of detail to the overall impact.

Small ThingsFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 5 Episode 5
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To mourn is not to fear. To grieve is not to admit defeat.

Crying & Tears, GriefFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 4 Episode 13
 
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Conscience has an unmistakable stink to it, sort of like raw onions and morning breath. But a lie stinks even more when it's coming from someone who isn't used to lying. It's more like rotten eggs and horseshit.

Lies, ConscienceFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 4 Episode 7
 
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A diversity of ideas makes us all wiser, and that holds true even for your president. True leadership is not running away from those who disagree with you, but embracing them.

Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 4 Episode 4
 
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Elizabeth Hale: 'Reduced to tabloid gossip? She might as well be living in that trailer park you come from.'
Francis: 'Well, it was a peach farm. But you're right, I am still white trash. I just happen to be white trash that lives in the White House.'

Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 4 Episode 1
 
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Francis: 'I think what my wife is gently trying to tell me is that I've run overtime. She has a very clever nickname for me.'
Claire: 'Verbosity.'
Francis: 'Now, the main difference between Claire and me, aside from her stunning beauty, of course, is that she actually knows what that word means.'

Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 3 Episode 8
 
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Anyone can commit suicide, or spout their mouth in front of a camera. But you wanna know what takes real courage? Keeping your mouth shut, no matter what you might be feeling.

Being Silent, CourageFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 3 Episode 6
 
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I love that woman. I love her more than sharks love blood.

Love declerationsFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 1
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Peace should not have to be bought. Peace should be its own reward.

PeaceFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 3 Episode 3
 
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You can't turn a 'No' to a 'Yes' without a 'Maybe' in between.

Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 3 Episode 3
 
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I've always said that power is more important than money. But when it comes to elections, money gives power.

Money, PowerFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 3 Episode 2
 
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'Cry 'Havoc', said he who fought chaos with chaos.

Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 2 Episode 12
 
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I've never given someone a third chance.

Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 2 Episode 11
 
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I always loathed the necessity of sleep. Like death, it puts even the most powerful men on their backs.

Power, SleepingFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 2 Episode 10
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The road to power is paved with hypocrisy and casualties. Never regret.

Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 2 Episode 9
 
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Presidents who obsess over history obsess about their place in it, instead of forging it.

HistoryFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 2 Episode 7
 
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Shake with your right hand, but hold a rock in your left.

TrustFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 2 Episode 5
 
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The president is like a lone tree in an empty field. He leans whichever way the wind is blowing.

PoliticsFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 2 Episode 2
 
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One heartbeat away from the presidency, and not a single vote cast in my name. Democracy is so overrated.

Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 2 Episode 2
 
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A smart man once said to me that speculation is a poor form of politics. Why don't you stick to what you know?

PoliticsFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 12
 
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If she wants to be an adult, let her see how she can fly once she leaves the nest.

Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 9
 
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Harmony. It's not about what's lasting or permanent, it is about individual voices coming together for a moment. And that moment lasts the length of a breath.

Moment & Present, CollegeFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 8
 
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If you do decide to take the coward's way out, cut along the tracks, not across them. That's a rookie mistake.

Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 5
 
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The only two words I want to hear from you when I ask you to do something are 'Yes' and 'Sir'.

Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 3
 
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Money is the McMansion in Sarasota, that starts falling apart after ten years. Power is the old stone building that stands for centuries.

Money, PowerFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 2
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Power is a lot like real-estate. It's all about location. The closer you are to the source, the higher your property value.

PowerFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 1
 
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The nature of promises is that they remain immune to changing circumstances.

TrustFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 1
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There are two kinds of pain: The sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain, the sort of pain that's only suffering. I have no patience for useless things.

PainFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 1
 
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I said to my professor, ‘Why mourn the death of presidents, or anyone for that matter? The dead can’t hear us.’ And he asked me if I believed in heaven. I said, ‘No.’ And then he asked if I had no faith in God. I said, ‘You have it wrong; it’s God who has no faith in us."

DeathFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 12
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