“The less a statesman amounts to, the more he loves the flag”
“A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.”
James Freeman Clarke
“Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen.”
“The opposition is indispensable. A good statesman, like any other sensible human being, always learns more from his opponents than from his fervent supporters.”
“The true statesman is the one who is willing to take risks.”
Charles de Gaulle
“A politician is a person with whose politics you don't agree; if you agree with him he's a statesman.”
David Lloyd George
“The fastest way for a politician to become an elder statesman is to lose an election.”
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