“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Salvor Hardin was the first mayor of Terminus, the capital planet of the Foundation in Isaac Asimov's Foundation series. He is portrayed as a shrewd and ruthless politician, a master manipulator who acts in the interests of the Seldon Plan. Hardin began his career studying psychohistory under Alurin, but when he found no facilities on Terminus to pursue it, he went into politics instead. Hardin was elected mayor of Terminus, and although he had no legal ownership of the "Terminus City Journal", he controlled and used it as a way to influence trends and people. He transformed his previously powerless office into the most formidable political position in the Foundation.