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A statesman who keeps his ear permanently glued to
by Abba Eban

A statesman who keeps his ear permanently glued to
the ground will have neither elegance of posture nor flexibility of movement.
- Abba Eban

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely
only after they have exhausted all other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

One of the chief tasks of any dialogue with the Gentile
world is to prove that the distinction between anti-Semitism
and anti-Zionism is not a distinction at all.
- Abba Eban

 

If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the
earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it,
it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions.
- Abba Eban

The Jews are the living embodiment of the minority,
the constant reminder of what duties societies owe their minorities,
whoever they might be.
- Abba Eban

A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively
what no one believes individually.
- Abba Eban

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Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted
all the other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

I think that this is the first war in history that
on the morrow the victors sued for peace and the vanquished
called for unconditional surrender.
- Abba Eban

Consensus is what many people say in chorus but do
not believe as individuals.
- Abba Eban

Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine
to rush into impulsive rejection,
let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss.
- Abba Eban

You can't achieve anything without getting in someone's way.
- Abba Eban

Time and again these governments have rejected proposals today -
and longed for them tomorrow.
- Abba Eban

His ignorance is encyclopedic.
- Abba Eban

Better to be disliked than pitied.
- Abba Eban

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils,
as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
- Ambrose Bierce

The successful revolutionary is a statesman,
the unsuccessful one a criminal.
- Erich Fromm

A statesman...
must wait until he hears the steps of God sounding through events,
then leap up and grasp the hem of His garment.
- Otto von Bismarck

To be a statesman, you must first get elected.
- J. William Fulbright

Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician.
We need more statesmen.
- Bob Edwards

A politician is a man who understands government.
A statesman is a politician who's been dead for 15 years.
- Harry S. Truman

A statesman, we are told, should follow public opinion.
Doubtless, as a coachman follows his horses;
having firm hold on the reins and guiding them.
- Augustus Hare

It is only natural that for any statesman at the helm
of any government the question of his country's security
should be a concern of the utmost importance.
- Eisaku Sato

It is neither the statesman nor the friend who is asking
your help and assistance,
but simply the man.
- Pierre Laval

The statesman shears the sheep; the politician skins them.
- Austin O'Malley

A politician is a person with whose politics you don't agree;
if you agree with him he's a statesman.
- David Lloyd George

The opposition is indispensable.
A good statesman, like any other sensible human being,
always learns more from his opposition than from his fervent supporters.
- Walter Lippmann

I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent,
for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.
- William Butler Yeats

The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull.
- Dean Acheson

At home, you always have to be a politician;
when you're abroad,
you almost feel yourself a statesman.
- Harold MacMillan

A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

The statesman's duty is to bridge the gap between his
nation's experience and his vision.
- Henry A. Kissinger

A statesman cannot afford to be a moralist.
- Will Durant

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

Nelson Mandela is, for me, the single statesman in the world.
The single statesman, in that literal sense,
who is not solving all his problems with guns.
It's truly unbelievable.
- Toni Morrison

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

The fastest way for a politician to become an elder
statesman is to lose an election.
- Earl Wilson

The true statesman is the one who is willing to take risks.
- Charles de Gaulle

War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight,
the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

The same contingencies of time and space that force
a statesman or soldier to make decisions,
impel the historian, though with less urgency,
to make up his mind.
- Samuel E. Morison

To delight in war is a merit in the soldier,
a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.
- George Santayana

What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a
certain moral character in his fellow citizens,
namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.
- Aristotle

A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common
opinions and uncommon abilities.
- Walter Bagehot

My father was a statesman, I am a political woman.
My father was a saint.
I am not.
- Indira Gandhi

A politician thinks of the next election.
A statesman, of the next generation.
- James Freeman Clarke

A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision;
but believe me,
after six months' experience, he wants first,
second, third and all the time - patience.
- Stanley Baldwin

He's passed from rising hope to elder statesman without
any intervening period whatsoever.
- Michael Foot

When you're out of office, you can be a statesman.
- John Connally

If there is not the war, you don't get the great general;
if there is not a great occasion,
you don't get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace,
no one would have known his name.
- Theodore Roosevelt

He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be -
a student of history; and like most of those who study history,
he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.
- A. J. P. Taylor

He has not yet become an elder statesman,
though his foreign policy credentials are considerable,
but he is certainly our ancient mariner,
forever tugging at our sleeve to let him tell his tale of what really happened.
- Ronald Steel

The three great ends which a statesman ought to propose
to himself in the government of a nation,
are one, Security to possessors; two,
facility to acquirers; and three, hope to all.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Today America lost a great elder statesman,
a committed public servant, and leader of the Senate.
And today I lost a treasured friend.
Ted Kennedy was an iconic, larger than life United
States senator whose influence cannot be overstated.
Many have come before, and many will come after,
but Ted Kennedy's name will always be remembered as
someone who lived and breathed the United States Senate
and the work completed within its chamber.
- Orrin Hatch

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.
- Joan Baez

Every moment wasted looking back
keeps us from moving forward.
- Hilary Clinton

What you don't do daily, you probably won't do weekly either.
What you make a habit of putting-off
just keeps getting pushed away again and again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Curiosity keeps one young - in thought and in action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
- Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

My coat and I live comfortably together.
It has assumed all my wrinkles, does not hurt me anywhere,
has moulded itself on my deformities,
and is complacent to all my movements,
and I only feel its presence because it keeps me warm.
Old coats and old friends are the same thing.
- Victor Hugo

Comedy keeps the heart sweet.
- Mark Twain

The walls we build around us to
keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
- Jim Rohn

I find that a man is as old as his work.
If his work keeps him from moving forward,
he will look forward with the work.
- William Ernest Hocking

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
- Francis Bacon

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated,
journalism keeps us in touch
with the ignorance of the community.
- Oscar Wilde

A good painting to me has always been like a friend.
It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
- Hedy Lamarr

Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.
- Erma Bombeck

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist
to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast.
It keeps him young.
- Konrad Lorenz


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