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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Statesman
 
  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.
            —Julius Charles Hare
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  I look upon an able statesman out of office like a huge whale, that will endeavor to overturn the ship unless he has an empty cask to play with.
            —Sir Richard Steele
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An honest statesman to a prince,
Is like a cedar planted by a spring.
The spring bathes the tree’s roots, the grateful tree,
Rewards it with its shadow.
            —John Webster
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