I think these quotes are pertinent to our day!
"As a strategic leader, Joseph (in the the Bible) prepared for the lean years and the years of plenty. Few political leaders have followed his example since. Rather, there is a tendency to raise the standard of living in the years of plenty, extend credit during the lean years, and slow the economic recovery of the nation in an attempt to balance the books later." --Elmer Towns
"A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman of the next generation." --J.F. Clarke