Henry Wotton

Henry Wotton

Nationality: English

Occupation: Author

Biography: Sir Henry Wotton was an English author, diplomat and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1614 and 1625. He is often quoted as saying, An ambassador is an honest gentleman sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.

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Source/Notes: The Character of a Happy Life (1614), stanza 6. Compare: As having nothing, and yet possessing all things, 2 Corinthians vi. 10.

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