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Definition of Statesmanship


  1. The qualifications, duties, or employments of a statesman.

Statesmanship Quotations

One man's opportunism is another man's statesmanship.
Milton Friedman

The art of statesmanship is to foresee the inevitable and to expedite its occurrence.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to keep.
Queen Elizabeth II

Social movements are at once the symptoms and the instruments of progress. Ignore them and statesmanship is irrelevant; fail to use them and it is weak.
Walter Lippmann

Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.
James Russell Lowell
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Statesmanship Translations

statesmanship in German is Staatskunst
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