|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| 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
| 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
|An honest statesman to a prince,|
Is like a cedar planted by a spring.
The spring bathes the trees roots, the grateful tree,
Rewards it with its shadow.