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Fortune does not rule over your leadership in government. For the most part, your success depends on your own intelligence and hard work. If you were thrown into some great, dangerous war and your term of office were extended, I might worry more that the winds of fortune could blow you about. But as I said, chance has nothing or at least very little to do with how you carry out your duties to your country. It depends much more on your own courage and 7 H O W T O R UN A CO UN T RY thoughtful moderation.
Since the second century BC, there had been proposals to reduce the tax burden 36 H O W T O R UN A CO UN T RY and redistribute land and goods among veterans and the urban poor. Cicero did not object to easing the burden on the needy, but warns in his essay On Duties against the dangers of politicians taking such sentiments too far. He also roundly condemns the greedy nature of those who serve in government only to serve themselves. In protecting the rights of individuals, we must always make sure what we’re doing will also be beneficial, or at least not harmful, to our country.
You can see how important it is by looking at less serious art, by which I mean acting. For even though actors work very hard on their expressions, voices, and movements, there are precious few I would want to watch for long. What shall I say about memory, that treasure house of all we know? Our minds hold all the words and ideas we use when thinking and speaking. Without a sharp memory, even the most carefully planned speech will be worthless. So you can see why true orators are a rare breed. They must command a wide range of skills, though mastering even one of them would be considered quite an achievement.