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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

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

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

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

A statesman... must wait until he hears the steps of God sounding through events, then leap up and grasp the hem of His garment.
Otto von Bismarck

War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Statesman Translations

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