Fond as I am of quotations:
"The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced. The arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign government must be cut. If the nation doesn't want to go bankrupt, people must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."
Now what is it - in that simple quotation - that our addle-brained, despotic-minded, self-opinionated politicians do not understand?
Yet another, one that Cameron, Clegg, Brown, Blair, Major and a host of others might care to remember:
"If you aspire to the hightest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place"