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Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen.
A statesman who keeps his ear permanently glued to the ground will have neither elegance of posture nor flexibility of movement.
I very much wanted to be editor of the 'New Statesman!' But I never wanted to be prime minister, except maybe as a little boy.
To be a statesman, you must first get elected.
J. William Fulbright
I mean, like a lot of kids growing up in the early seventies, I was fed Dr. Kissinger with my Fruit Loops. He was the Dr. Ruth of American foreign policy, and the model statesman.
If you watch the evening news, Dr. Kissinger is very often brought on to sort of be the statesman of his age and to reflect dispassionately on world events. And so a film challenging his legacy, a film that assesses charges that are quite grave against him, is something that is touchy for the media to show.
A politician is a person with whose politics you don't agree; if you agree with him he's a statesman.
David Lloyd George
Today America lost a great elder statesman, a committed public servant, and leader of the Senate. And today I lost a treasured friend. Ted Kennedy was an iconic, larger than life United States senator whose influence cannot be overstated. Many have come before, and many will come after, but Ted Kennedy's name will always be remembered as someone who lived and breathed the United States Senate and the work completed within its chamber.
The same contingencies of time and space that force a statesman or soldier to make decisions, impel the historian, though with less urgency, to make up his mind.
Samuel E. Morison
It is neither the statesman nor the friend who is asking your help and assistance, but simply the man.
It is only natural that for any statesman at the helm of any government the question of his country's security should be a concern of the utmost importance.
If you're a man and you are confident and you are ambitious and strong, then you are a statesman and a leader. If you are a woman and you have those qualities, well, they have a not-so-flattering term for that.
He's passed from rising hope to elder statesman without any intervening period whatsoever.
When you're out of office, you can be a statesman.
He has not yet become an elder statesman, though his foreign policy credentials are considerable, but he is certainly our ancient mariner, forever tugging at our sleeve to let him tell his tale of what really happened.
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