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A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would by my standard of a statesman. (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

The people of the two nations [French and English] must be brought into mutual dependence by the supply of each other's wants. There is no other way of counteracting the antagonism of language and race. It is God's own method of producing an entente cordiale, and no other plan is worth a farthing. (Quote by - Richard Cobden)

Who would not praise Patrico's high desert, His hand unstain'd, his uncorrupted heart, His comprehensive head? all interests weigh'd, All Europe sav'd, yet Britain not betray'd. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

The cordial agreement which exists between the governments of France and Great Britain. (Quote by - Unattributed Author)

Spheres of influence. (Quote by - Lord G.G. Leveson-Gower Granville)

Why don't you show us a statesman who can rise up to the emergency, and cave in the emergency's head. (Quote by - Artemus Ward)

If one has no better method of enticement to offer, the cordial agreement seems to us to be the best compromise. (Quote by - Unattributed Author)

Learn to think continentally. (Quote by - Alexander Hamilton)

An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the commonwealth. (Quote by - Sir Henry Wotton)

Learn to think impartially. (Quote by - Joseph Chamberlain)

The statesman cannot govern without stability of belief, true or false. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

Ambassadors are the eye and ear of states. (Quote by - Francesco Guicciardini)

Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation?--Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground?--Why by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humour or caprice? (Quote by - George Washington)

You can always get the truth from an American statesman after he has turned seventy, or given up all hope of the Presidency. (Quote by - Wendell Phillips)

If you wish to preserve your secret wrap it up in frankness. (Quote by - Alexander Smith)

And lives to clutch the golden keys, To mould a mighty state's decrees, And shape the whisper of the throne. (Quote by - Lord Alfred Tennyson)

It is strange so great a statesman should Be so sublime a poet. (Quote by - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer)

I have the courage of my opinions, but I have not the temerity to give a political blank cheque to Lord Salisbury. (Quote by - Rt. Hon. Sir William Edward Goschen)

Tell the truth, and so puzzle and confound your adversaries. (Quote by - Sir Henry Wotton)

It is well indeed for out land that we of this generation have learned to think nationally. (Quote by - Theodore Roosevelt)

No statesman e'er will find it worth his pains To tax our labours and excise our brains. (Quote by - Charles Churchill)

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. (Quote by - George Washington)

And statesmen at her council met Who knew the seasons when to take Occasion by the hand, and make The bounds of freedom wider yet. (Quote by - Lord Alfred Tennyson)

Statesman, yet friend to truth! of soul sincere, In action faithful, and in honour clear; Who broke no promise, served no private end, Who gained no title, and who lost no friend, Ennobled by himself, by all approved, And praised, unenvied, by the Muse he loved. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

Nursed by stern men with empires in their brains. (Quote by - James Russell Lowell)


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