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Definition of Statesman

Statesman

  1. A man versed in public affairs and in the principles and art of government; especially, one eminent for political abilities.
  2. One occupied with the affairs of government, and influental in shaping its policy.
  3. A small landholder.

Statesman Quotations

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
Ambrose Bierce

He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be - a student of history; and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.
A. J. P. Taylor

If there is not the war, you don't get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don't get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.
Theodore Roosevelt

A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.
James Freeman Clarke

What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.
Aristotle
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Statesman Translations

statesman in German is Staatsmanns, Staatsmann
statesman in Spanish is estadista