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The art of statesmanship is to foresee the inevitable and to expedite its occurrence.

The British House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.

The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull. This is not always easy to achieve. See quote detail

The most important office is that of private citizen.

This is the first convention of the space age - where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it.

Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.

Whin a man gets to be my age, he ducks political meetin's, an' reads th' papers an' weighs th' ividence an' th' argymints - pro-argymints an' con-argymints, an' makes up his mind ca'mly, an' votes th' Dimmycratic Ticket.

You do not know, you cannot know, the difficulty of the life of a politician. It means every minute of the day or night, every ounce of your energy. There is no rest, no relaxation. Enjoyment? A politician does not know the meaning of the word.

Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.

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