Avoid any specific discussion of public policy at public meetings.

— Quintus Tullius Cicero

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Either the future is subject to chance--in which case nobody, not even a god, can affect it one way or the other--or it is predestined, in which case foreknowledge cannot avert it.


Avoid taking a definite stand on great public issues either in the Senate or before the people. Bend your energies towards making friends of key men in all classes of voters.


During war, the laws are silent.