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Definition of 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

My father was a statesman, I am a political woman. My father was a saint. I am not.
Indira Gandhi

A statesman who keeps his ear permanently glued to the ground will have neither elegance of posture nor flexibility of movement.
Abba Eban

To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.
George Santayana
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Statesman Translations

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