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.
“And the politician said “if I am lying may god strike me down!” This was followed by a brief silence and then a loud ZOT!”
What’s the difference between a Statesman and a Politician ?
The old quote is a statesman is a dead politician. The answer is the same as the question, what’s the difference between an amateur and a professional?
“An Amateur it’s about you, a Professional it’s about the Job”