The old joke is that a statesman is a dead politician. The difference between them is the same as that between an amateur and a professional.
“What’s the difference between an Amateur and a Professional?
An Amateur it’s about them and a Professional it’s about the job.”
“Nations become failed states when the Rule of Law becomes
the Rule of One, the Rule of the Few, or the Rule of the mob.”
“Fools listen to what they want to hear. The wise listen to that which they don’t.”
“It is easier to slide down a hill then to climb up it.”
“If you can’t win by reason, try volume.” Calvin
“If your smart, you’re intelligent enough to know that there is someone smarter.”
“I got plenty of common sense, I just choose to ignore it.”
“A good conversation is like a miniskirt; short enough to retain interest, but long enough to cover the subject.” Celeste Headlee (her sister)