Quotes on diplomacy

Democracy for an insignificant minority, democracy for the rich that is the democracy of capitalist society.
~ Vladimir Lenin
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Acceptable hypocrisy is often called politeness.
~ Shannon L. Alder
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There is no diplomacy like candor.
~ Edward Verrall Lucas
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Force is not inevitable. Diplomacy is still the desired means. Pressure is an element of the means.
~ Dennis B. Ross
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Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations, in politics, perhaps even in business; in science only one thing matters, and that is the facts.
~ Hans Jurgen Eysenck
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Diplomacy is like jazz:endless variations on a theme.
~ Richard Holbrooke
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Like Prince von Bismarck in diplomacy, I have no secrets.
~ Albert Jay Nock
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Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died.
~ Andrew Jackson Young
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Diplomacy is fundamentally working with people, bringing people together to deal with difficult issues.
~ John Victor Roos
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Successful diplomacy is an alignment of objectives and means.
~ Dennis B. Ross
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I don't think that anybody should be ruling in or ruling out anything while we are conducting diplomacy.
~ Douglas J. Feith
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War is failure of diplomacy.
~ John David Dingell Jr
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The time draws near, when a radical change must take place for the whole world in the management of diplomacy.
~ Lajos Kossuth
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Widowhood had done nothing to curb my smart mouth. So much for diplomacy.
~ Esther Jane Williams
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All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means.
~ Zhou Enlai
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Nobody's ever said that pins are a tool of diplomacy.
~ Madeleine Albright
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Diplomacy,is the art of letting somebody else have your way.
~ David Frost
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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.
~ Robert Bo Bennett
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Diplomacy,the art of restraining power.
~ Henry Alfred Kissinger
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Globalization, far from putting an end to power diplomacy between States, has, on the contrary, intensified it.
~ Alhaji Omar Bongo
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Diplomacy means the art of nearly deceiving all your friends, but not quite deceiving all your enemies.
~ Kofi Abrefa Busia
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In the world of diplomacy, some things are better left unsaid.
~ Lincoln Davenport Chafee
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All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
~ Tony Bennett
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To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.
~ Will Durant
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Part of diplomacy is to open different definitions of self interest.
~ Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.
~ Will Rogers
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You learn, just as you learn good manners, how to approach things with a certain amount of diplomacy.
~ Robert MacNeil
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Trying to negotiate getting a couple of kids to watch the same TV show requires serious diplomacy.
~ Dee Dee Myers
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Diplomacy is not an end in itself if it does not advance U.S. interests.
~ John Robert Bolton
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Diplomacy in general does not resolve conflicts. Wars end not due to peace processes, but due to one side giving up.
~ Daniel Pipes
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For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible ,and no one can now doubt the word of America.
~ George W. Bush
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Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
~ Will Rogers
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Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
~ Sir Isaac Newton
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It is a principle of diplomacy that one must know something of the truth in order to lie convincingly.
~ Tom Clancy
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Diplomacy and virtue do not make easy companions.
~ Iain Pears
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As I said to Speedicut, it's hell in the diplomatic.
~ George MacDonald Fraser
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In the end, the work of diplomats continues even while others fight. So,it's not necessarily true that everyone needs to march.
~ David Brin
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Diplomacy never works.
~ Nadia Scrieva
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I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
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I may not be the sharpest tool in the shed but at least I'm blunt!
~ Kelly Osbourne
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Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggie" until you can find a rock.
~ Wynn Catlin
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Diplomacy is telling someone to “Go to Hell” in such a way, that they look forward to taking the trip.
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Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.
– Winston Churchill
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Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.
– Mario Puzo
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I observe and remain silent.
– Elizabeth I Tudor
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A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.
– Robert Frost
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The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
– Sun Tzu
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Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
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A diplomat thinks twice before saying nothing.
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Diplomacy is the art of saying “Nice Doggie” until you can find a rock.
– Will Rogers
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Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.
– Daniele Vare
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He who has learned to disagree without being disagreeable has discovered the most valuable secret of a diplomat.
– Robert Estabrook
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Diplomacy and virtue do not make easy companions.
– Iain Pears
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If you need something from somebody always give that person a way to hand it to you.
– Sue Monk Kidd
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Diplomacy is thinking twice before saying nothing.
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He who walks in the middle of the road gets hit from both sides.
– George P. Shultz
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A real diplomat is one who can cut his neighbor’s throat without having his neighbor notice it.
– Trygve Lie
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The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy – give one and take ten.
– Mark Twain
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Diplomacy is to do and say The nastiest thing in the nicest way.
– Bisaac Goldberg
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All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
– Tony Benn
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Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.
– David Lloyd
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To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.
– Will Durant
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Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in every drop.
– Charles de Gaulle
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What good is a smooth tongue without sharp teeth?
– Jocelyn Murray
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Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.
– Warren W. Wiersbe
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When diplomacy ends, War begins.
– Adolf Hitler
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Diplomacy: The business of handling a porcupine without disturbing the quills.
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In the end, the work of diplomats continues even while others fight. So, it’s not necessarily true that everyone needs to march.
– David Brin
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Tact is the ability to step on a man’s toes without messing up the shine on his shoes.
– Harry S. Truman
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Diplomacy never works.
– Nadia Scrieva
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Don’t hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
– Theodore Roosevelt
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The gateway to compromise is not war, yet communication and diplomacy.
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To win the people, always cook them some savoury that pleases them.
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Tact – is a weapon of mass harmonization; it brings men of war into terms where guns have failed to yield a single grain of victory.
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When a diplomat says yes he means perhaps; when he says perhaps he means no; when he says no he is no diplomat.
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Diplomacy is the velvet glove that cloaks the fist of power.
– Robin Hobb
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Sincere diplomacy is no more possible than dry water or wooden iron.
– Joseph Stalin