Fiorello Mancini is a good man, and a bit unusual. He is a politician, and he keeps his promises. He is very careful about what he promises, and he likes to be as open as he can.
'I keep very few secrets,' he says, 'because secrets are heavy and dangerous.' Politics is very difficult and even more difficult if you are open and don't keep secrets.
'I keep alive in politics because I keep enough friends who need to help me, I never keep quiet. Quiet politicians are forgotten.' By doing these things, he keeps up with the other politicians who are less honest than he is.