The Best House of Cards, Season 2, Episode 5 Quotes

Xander: Mr. Tusk and I have great resources at our disposal.
Francis: Add up all your billions together and you get the GDP of Slovakia. I have the Federal Government of the United States of America. You money doesn't intimidate me. The most that you can buy is influence. But I wield Constitutional authority.
Xander: The strongest army doesn't always win. Mao started out with only a few thousand men. He took over half a continent.
Francis: Mao is dead, and so is his China.
Xander: But I'm not.
Francis: Not yet.
Xander: Don't forget, your ancestor fought for the losing side. There is no sacred ground for the conquered.
[spits on the ground]

- Come in.
- Mr. Feng, it's time.
- Ten thousand.
- Let's go.

Francis: I personally take no pride in the confederacy. Avoid wars you can't win, and never raise your flag for an asinine cause like slavery.