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Difference between Politician and Statesman?

Meet Dr. VN Parthiban - The 55-Yrs Chennai Professor Who Has A Whopping 145 Academic Degrees To His Credit :-
Take a bow, everyone. Because this man could very well be our future Education Minister!
Introducing Professor VN Parthiban, a Chennai professor, who has a massive collection of degrees. And when I say massive, I mean mountain-ously huge!
For he has not one, not two, but a heap of 145 academic degrees under his belt, that he collected over a span of 30 years.

145 DEGREES!
VN Parthiban


All his life, this Professor VN Parthiban has kept himself busy by applying to different courses. So much so, that now, invigilators know him by face whenever he turns up to write an exam, reports The Indian Express. 
He also added that going to college didn't always come easily. And it was "failure" that prompted him to change that.


Even though the professor wants to collect more degrees, his labours have taken a toll on his memory. He finds it difficult to remember people's faces and recollect the routes to the places he visits on a daily basis. 

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“The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks about the next election while the statesman thinks about the next gen
                                               

“The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks about the next election while the statesman thinks about the next generation.”

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― James Freeman Clarke

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There are no shortages of politicians, but there is a drought of statesmen. 
Politicians are like a diet full of calories with almost no nutrition. Statesmen are like vegetables. Many people don't like them, but they're good for you. Politicians are like too much sugar and fast foods. Yummy, 'I'll worry about health problems later.'
What exactly does a Statesman do that a politician can't do?
A politician debates the cost of a plan. 
The statesmen questions the wisdom of the plan.
A politician tells his constituents what he did for them. 
A statesman lets his work and results speak for themselves.
A politician follows the crowd, while trying hard to maintain the image of leadership. He is loyal only to himself and his group of cronies and political patrons. They try to manipulate the people while following the crowds. 
A statesman leads the people where they ought to be. Living by ideals and standing on principles, even if they have to often stand alone.
Statesmen earn votes. 
Politicians buy votes, offering all sorts of bribes and indulging themselves in "That most delicious of all privileges -- spending other people's money."

People get the government that they deserve.

- Euripides (Greek playwright)