“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
“A statesman is he who thinks in the future generations, and a politician is he who thinks in the upcoming elections.”
“You can always get the truth from an American statesman after he has turned seventy, or given up all hope of the Presidency”
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