Fiorello Mancini was a good man, and a bit unusual. He was a politician, and he kept his promises. He was very careful about what he promised, and he liked to be as open as he could. â€œI kept very few secrets,â€ he said, â€œbecause secrets are heavy and dangerous.â€ Politics in his town was very difficult and even more difficult if you were open and didnâ€™t keep secrets. â€œI keot alive in politics because I kept enough friends who needed to help me, and I never kept quiet. Quiet politicians are forgotten.â€ By doing these things, he kept up with the other politicians who were less honest than he is.