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A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities.
Politicians and Politics
Walter Bagehot

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He has conferred on the practice of vacillation the aura of statesmanship.
Indecision
Kenneth Baker

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A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.
Politicians and Politics
James Freeman Clarke

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The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.
Revolutions and Revolutionaries
Erich Fromm

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Honest statesmanship is the wise employment of individual meanness for the public good.
Politicians and Politics
Abraham Lincoln

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At home you always have to be a politician. When you're abroad you almost feel yourself a statesman.
Politicians and Politics
Harold Macmillan

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War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, The lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade.
War
Percy Bysshe Shelley

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A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.
Politicians and Politics
Adlai E. Stevenson

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A wise man who stands firm is a statesman, a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe.
Firmness
Adlai E. Stevenson

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In statesmanship get the formalities right, never mind about the moralities.
Politicians and Politics
Mark Twain

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun