Riches and honor are what everyone desires, but if they can be gained only by doing evil, they must not be held. Don't worry about not being in office, worry about qualifying yourself for office. Don't worry that no one knows you, but seek to be worthy of being known.
"Until you are able to serve men, how can you serve spiritual being? Until you know about life, how can you know about death?" And: "Devote yourself to man's duties. Respect spiritual beings but keep distance." --
To put the world in right order we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.