Quotation Explorer - 'Statesmen'

We need not take refuge in supernatural gods to explain our saints and sages and heroes and statesmen, as if to explain our disbelief that mere unaided human beings could be that good or wise. - Abraham H. Maslow
PATRIOT, n. One to whom the interests of a part seem superior to those of the whole. The dupe of statesmen and the tool of conquerors. - Ambrose Bierce
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
And when statesmen or others worry him [the scientist] too much, then he should leave with his possessions. With a firm and steadfast mind one should hold under all conditions, that everywhere the earth is below and the sky above and to the energetic man, every region is his fatherland. - Tycho Brahe
We are much too tolerant of the moral aberration of statesmen and bureaucrats. - Kenzaburō Ōe
Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen. - Bob Edwards
Statesmen may plan and speculate for liberty but it is religion and morality alone that can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. - John Adams
Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf. - G. K. Chesterton
At present the peace of the world has been preserved, not by statesmen, but by capitalists. - Benjamin Disraeli
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