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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

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

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

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

The opposition is indispensable. A good statesman, like any other sensible human being, always learns more from his opposition than from his fervent supporters.
Walter Lippmann
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Statesman Translations

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

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