Wednesday, 15 January 2020

"The great difference between the real statesman and the pretender is, that the one sees into the future, while the other regards only the present" #QotD


"The great difference between the real statesman and the pretender is, that the one sees into the future, while the other regards only the present; the one lives by the day, and acts on expedience; the other acts on enduring principles and for immortality."
          ~ Edmund Burke

"A politician is a man who understands government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead for 15 years."
          ~ former U.S. president Harry Truman
'Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen."
          ~ author Bob Edwards
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