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Statesmanship Quotes

These are some of the best 'Statesmanship' quotations and sayings.

Ambassadors are the eye and ear of states.

An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the commonwealth. See quote detail

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

Honest statesmanship is the wise employment of individual meannesses for the public good.

In statesmanship get formalities right, never mind about the moralities.

Learn to think continentally.

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

Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.

Statesmanship is harder than politics. Politics is the art of getting along with people, whereas statesmanship is the art of getting along with politicians.

The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past, but a prudent and probing concern for the future.

The frenzy of nations is the statesmanship of fate.

Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances, with any portion of the foreign world - as far, I mean, as we are now at liberty to do it.

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.

What morality requires, true statesmanship should accept.

You can always get the truth from an American statesman after he has turned 70, or given up all hope of the Presidency.