“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
“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 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.”
“You can always get the truth from an American statesman after he has turned seventy, or given up all hope of the Presidency”
“The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.”
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