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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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Zwischen Autobiographie und Biographie: Jugend und Ausbildung des Fränkisch ...

Frank-Rutger Hausmann - Germany - 1995 - 205 pages
...Vindeliorum XVI. Augusti Mensis Anno Christiane MD CIIII". Wotton wollte dies wie folgt übersetzt wissen: „An ambassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country". Schoppe nutzt dies - er scheint während eines seiner häufigen Aufenthalte in Augsburg oder gar durch...
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Certain Trumpets: The Nature of Leadership

Garry Wills - History - 2013 - 336 pages
...government that sends him out, he exemplifies Sir Henry Wotton's famous definition of an ambassador as "an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country."1 His messages home are confidential; his communications abroad are duplicitous. If, on the...
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The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Italies of British Travellers : an Annotated ...

Manfred Pfister - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 554 pages
...at Venice and served on various other diplomatic missions from 1604 to 1624. His famous definition, "An ambassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country", characterizes his political activities in Venice and Italy which aimed at encouraging Venetian independence...
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Travel and Drama in Shakespeare's Time

Jean-Pierre Maquerlot, Michèle Willems - Drama - 1996 - 262 pages
...post, he had inscribed a witty text in a visitors' book in Germany to the effect that 'An Embassadour is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his Country.' This is a good pun, with the virtue that the text remains open to an innocent construction. Unfortunately,...
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Europe: A History

Norman Davies - Europe - 1996 - 1365 pages
...to be familiar with codes, ciphers, and invisible ink. 'An ambassador', quipped Sir Henry Wootton, 'is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.' None the less, the growth of permanent diplomacy marked an important stage in the formation of a community...
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Reason in Action: Essays in the Philosophy of Social Science

Martin Hollis - Philosophy - 1996 - 283 pages
...written to his superiors on the MacDonalds' behalf. A diplomat has been defined, with nice ambiguity, as an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country; and I daresay that a little lying abroad was morally tolerable in a civilian governor. But it would...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...12764 I must get out of these wet clothes and into a dry Martini. WOOTON Sir Henry 1568-1639 12765 pting to hew blocks with a razor. 8930 Miscellanies A man should never be asha 12766 'The Character of a Happy Life' Lord of himself, though not of lands, And having nothing, yet...
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - English wit and humor - 1998 - 381 pages
...calm. 4592 I must get out of these wet clothes and into a dry Martini. WOOTON Sir Henry 1568-1639 4593 An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. 4594 Critics are like brushers of noblemen's clothes. 4595 'Upon the Death ofSirAlbertus Moreton's...
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Wilde the Irishman

Jerusha Hull McCormack - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 205 pages
...the truth, for he shall never be believed. Another aphorism landed him in hot water with King James: 'an ambassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.' Sir Henry has been described as 'an amiable dilettante or literary amateur, with a growing inclination...
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U.S. Department of State: A Reference History

Elmer Plischke - History - 1999 - 763 pages
...professional corps but are also consistently provided, at all levels, with highly professional work to do."53 "An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." This is the classic and oft-repeated definition of a diplomat offered by Sir Henry Wotton early in...
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