Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Statesman Quotes

When statesmen forsake their own private conscience for the sake of their public duties...they lead their country by a short route to chaos.
{Robert Bolt}
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman. Everything else is vulgar in the conception, perilous in the execution.
{Edmund Burke}
A great statesman is he who knows when to depart from traditions, as well as when to adhere to them.
{John Stuart Mill}
Statesmen have to bend to the collective will of their peoples or be broken.
{Attributed to Woodrow Wilson}
A statesman is a successful politician who is dead,
{Thomas B. Reed (quoted by Sen. H. C. Lodge)}
A ginooine statesman should be on his guard, Ef he must hev beliefs, not to b'lieve 'em to hard.
{Jr. Lowell, Big low Papers,II}
In statesmanship get the formalities right, never mind about the moralities.
{Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar}

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