Divide and rule, the politician cries; unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
A statesman is he who thinks in the future generations, and a politician is he who thinks in the upcoming elections.
Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you, or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert