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.
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.
A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It's seeing what other people don't s...- Howard Schultz
Luck, be a lady tonight.- Frank Loesser
Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.- Mark Twain
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Art depends on luck and talent.- Francis Ford Coppola
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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.
The world is not going into concentric blocs of power. It is actually going into a diffusion of power with more centres of decision-making than ever in human civilisation. That requires you to place yourself in far more hubs of power than ever before.
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