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Statesman Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs

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  • a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs

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Statesman Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

A statesman or stateswoman is respected, skilled and experienced political leader or figure.

In 51 BC, Cicero published his work De re publica (On the Republic).

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* My friends and my road-fellows, pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion. Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave, eats a bread it does not harvest, and drinks a wine that flows not from its own winepress. Pity the nation that acclaims the bully as hero, and that deems the glittering conqueror bountiful. Pity the nation that raises not its voice save when it walks in a funeral, boasts not except among its ruins, and will rebel not save when its neck is laid between the sword and the block. Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking. Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpetings, and farewells him with hootings, only to welcome another with trumpetings again. Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation. - Kahlil Gibran

* Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events. - Sir Winston Churchill

* It will not be any European statesman who will unite Europe Europe will be united by the Chinese. - Charles De Gaulle

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