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Letter "S" » statesmanship
«The art of statesmanship is to foresee the inevitable and to expedite its occurrence.»
«Science will never be able to reduce the value of a sunset to arithmetic. Nor can it reduce friendship or statesmanship to a formula.»
«We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to keep.»
«He forever perplexes and annoys. Every time you think he is about to show the statesmanship for which his intelligence and experience have equipped him, he throws a spitball.»
«The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past, but a prudent and probing concern for the future.»
«Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.»
Author: James Russell Lowell
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«One man's opportunism is another man's statesmanship»
«I consider even a victorious war as an evil, from which statesmanship must endeavor to spare nations»
«In statesmanship get the formalities right, never mind about the moralities.»
«By and by when each nation has 20,000 battleships and 5,000,000 soldiers we shall all be safe and the wisdom of statesmanship will stand confirmed»