“The opposition is indispensable. A good statesman, like any other sensible human being, always learns more from his opponents than from his fervent supporters.”
“A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.”
James Freeman Clarke
“The true statesman is the one who is willing to take risks.”
Charles de Gaulle
“Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen.”
“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 successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.”
“It is not the statesman, the warrior, or the monarch that survives, but the despised poet, whom they may have fed with their crumbs, and to whom they owe that they are now or have a name”
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