You can gain in your effectiveness as a politician from a wide acquaintance with the world and from a degree of independence that having some outside interests gives.
Ambition is best tempered with self-knowledge!
The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us.- Peter Ustinov
My only ambition is to be true every moment I am living.- Juliette Binoche
My ambition is to have beautiful encounters, not to make money.- Juliette Binoche
People with ambition don't give a damn what other people think of them.- Diane Setterfield
To wish a healthy man to die is the wish from a mind of sickness. To wish an ailing man to...- Roman Payne
Comments on: "William Hague Quotes: Ambition is best tempered with self-knowledge!"
When the Lord Chancellor violates the trust of his great office of state to solicit party donations from people whose careers he can control, and then says I’m not sorry, and I’d do it again no wonder the public think that power has gone to their heads.
When a Cabinet Minister who is sacked for telling lies is re-appointed, in the face of every constitutional convention, only for the same man to be sacked again from the same Cabinet for the same offence by the same Prime Minister no wonder the public are cynical about politics.
Well, if you’re looking for me to lead a normal representative life, well good luck finding a foreign secretary who’d be like that – totally dependant on the political system and has never earned any money. Then you’ll get the politicians you deserve.
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