A statesman is a successful politician who is dead.

Thomas Brackett Reed (1839-1902) American politician, Speaker of the House (1889-91, 1895-99)

Quoted in Henry Cabot Lodge, The Democracy of the Constitution, ch. 7 (1915).
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