He has quoted Mao Zedong and Winston Churchill in his quest to attain a statesman-like aura, and Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday turned to William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar to inspire the citizens of Hong Kong. 'As Shakespeare once said: 'There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune,'' he said, perhaps with the recent inclement weather on his mind. 'I believe that there is such a tide now, running strongly in Hong Kong's favour. I believe that the people of Hong Kong are ready to march on to greatness.' His message was not for everyone. For, as when he quoted Churchill ('Give us the right tools and we will finish the job'), it was absent from his Cantonese speech.