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Diplomacy Quotes


These are some of the best 'Diplomacy' quotations and sayings.

A diplomat is a man who remembers a lady's birthday but forgets her age.

Diplomacy is more than saying or doing the right things at the right time, it is avoiding saying or doing the wrong things at any time.

Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggie" until you can find a rock.

Diplomacy is the art of telling someone to go to hell and making them anticipate the trip.

Diplomacy is to do and say The nastiest thing in the nicest way.

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.

Diplomacy without power is like an orchestra without instruments.

Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.

Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it... You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.

For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible - and no one can now doubt the word of America.

Globalization, far from putting an end to power diplomacy between States, has, on the contrary, intensified it.

I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I speak the truth, and they never believe me.

Like Prince von Bismarck in diplomacy, I have no secrets.

Speaking on diplomacy: "You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive."

Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.

The time draws near, when a radical change must take place for the whole world in the management of diplomacy.

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.

To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.

When a diplomat says yes he means perhaps; when he says perhaps he means no; when he says no he is no diplomat.