“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”
To make a judgement based on what men say
About their worthwhile plans and good intentions,
Is to prejudge and foolishly display
A childish hope. For men love new inventions,
Imagining the world can change its course,
They promise much and really do believe
Their policies and schemes will have some force,
But truly you should not be so naive.
For human nature mostly stays the same
And there is always crime, corruption, greed,
But men fool others, therein lies the shame
In politics it is in this that men succeed.