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" An Ambassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. "
Walton's Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Richard Hooker, George ... - Page 149
by Izaak Walton, Thomas Zouch - 1865 - 386 pages
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சுராவின் அகர வரிசையில் ஆங்கில தமிழ் பழமொழிகள்

D. V. ரங்கராஜன் - Didactic poetry, Tamil - 2003 - 544 pages
...disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. - Voltaire V, ir,irm 2331. An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. - Henry Walton jD\<f8, ffflSF «T«irrD (SiyremuxuiTm iMBfla&mr QeueifliyriLi 22. Politics 2332. In...
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Literature of Travel and Exploration: A to F

Jennifer Speake - Travel writing - 2003 - 1479 pages
...negotiation became career diplomats; an English protodiplomat was Sir Henry Wotton (1568-1639), whose remark "An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country," all but wrecked his career. The sultan's court in Istanbul, power base of the Muslim threat to the...
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Spartan Reflections

Paul Cartledge - History - 2003 - 276 pages
...of the Elizabethan grandee who in 1604 penned the immortally cynical definition of an ambassador as 'an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country'), and Dorian Gray himself (was it, as Wilde later publicly denied, John Gray, the poet of decadence and...
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Sura's Quotable Quotes, Adages and Sayings

D.V. Rangarajan - 2004
...Seneca. 2. States are as the men are; they grow out of human characters - Plato. Statesmanship 1 . An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. - Henry Wotton. 2. l disapprove of what you say, but l will defend to the death your right to say it...
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A Dictionary of the Bible: Volume III, Part I (Kir - Nympha)

James Hastings - Religion - 2004 - 592 pages
...This is the hinge of Walton's witty translation of Sir Henry Wotton's definition of an ambassador — "an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." ' The following phrases should be noticed : 1. Lit along. See ALONG. 2. Lie on or Lie upon. This phrase...
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The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto

Jonathan Buckley - Travel - 2004 - 448 pages
...Sarpi (see p.140). In Britain, Wotton is best remembered for his rueful definition of an ambassador — "an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country". From the Ca' d'Oro to the Rialto The next palace of interest is the most beguiling on the canal - the...
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Righteous Violence: The Ethics and Politics of Military Intervention

Michael P. O'Keefe, C. A. J. Coady - Political Science - 2005 - 238 pages
...same applies to diplomacy in general: Sir Henry Wotton famously remarked in the sixteenth century that 'an ambassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country'. 8 It is, of course, dangerous to treat 'bon mots', no matter how apt, as premises for moral and political...
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The Translator as Writer

Susan Bassnett, Peter Bush - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2006 - 228 pages
...of them in interpreting one culture to another. But an ambassador, as Henry Wotton famously wrote, 'is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country'/ (Try to translate that wonderful aphorism into any language that does not have a homonym like 'lie'...
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