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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

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

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

The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.
Erich Fromm

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

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

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