Quotes about Diplomacy

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A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.

A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
Diplomacy is thinking twice before saying nothing.
When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.
We have no commission from God to police the world.
Diplomacy is the art of saying Nice doggie! till you can find a rock.
Tell the truth, and so puzzle and confound your adversaries.
Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains, they drown in every drop.
To act with doubleness towards a man whose own conduct was double, was so near an approach to virtue that it deserved to be called by no meaner name than diplomacy.
I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I speak the truth, and they never believe me.
Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.
A diplomat these days in nothing, but a head waiter who is allowed to sit down occasionally.
A distinguished diplomat could hold his tongue in ten languages.
When a diplomat says yes he means perhaps; when he says perhaps he means no; when he says no he is no diplomat.
Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliances, and, during the interim period, appeasement of Fascism.
My advice to any diplomat who wants to have a good press is to have two or three kids and a dog.
We are the greatest power in the world. If we behave like it.
Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.
Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest things in the nicest way.
There are few ironclad rules of diplomacy but to one there is no exception. When an official reports that talks were useful, it can safely be concluded that nothing was accomplished.
Consul. In American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country.
If you are to stand up for your Government you must be able to stand up to your Government.
An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle.

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