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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1764
AUTHOR:Robert Bolt (1924–95)
QUOTATION:When statesmen forsake their own private conscience for the sake of their public duties … they lead their country by a short route to chaos.
ATTRIBUTION:ROBERT BOLT, A Man for All Seasons, act I, p. 12 (1968). Sir Thomas More is speaking. Ellipses in original.
SUBJECTS:Statesman
 
 
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