“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a http://www.motherservice.org/images/articles/Deverell.jpgfool.” — As You Like It

 

Modern-day translation: Don’t be a know-it-all.

Astute politicians play to their strengths, yet remain fully aware of their weaknesses. Start by admitting you don’t know everything, and then, rather than hiring a bunch of sycophants, surround yourself with wise counsel — smart people who aren’t afraid to give you an unvarnished answer.