“Nothing is more difficult and nothing requires more character than to find oneself in open opposition to one’s time and to say loudly: NO! .”
German political satirist and journalist (1890-1935)
I am trying to find Tucholsky’s text about the politician and his conscience; it goes like that: at first he is proud of it and shows it off, then he makes more an more compromises and put it away in his handbag, then he leaves it on his desk, then in the shelf on show, and, at last he is hiding it behind and under all his books in the cupboard.
Unfortunately I can’t find it at the moment, again.