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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1766
AUTHOR: John Stuart Mill (1806–73)
QUOTATION: A great statesman is he who knows when to depart from traditions, as well as when to adhere to them.
ATTRIBUTION: JOHN STUART MILL, Considerations on Representative Government, chapter 5, p. 93 (1861).
SUBJECTS: Statesman