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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