Grammar: Keep

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.