Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.

— Daniele Vare

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Diplomacy is the art of letting the other party have things your way.

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He was a specialist in Feng Shui; that is to say, he was consulted as to the correct ubication and orientation of houses and temples, in relation to the spirits of wind and water.

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The verb 'to darn' is explained in my pocket dictionary as follows: 'To mend by imitating the texture of the stuff, with thread and needle.' But this definition does not correspond to the work accomplished by good Chinese housewives. When they mend a sock, they do not try 'to imitate the texture of the stuff'. Their art makes no attempt at concealment: it even takes a certain pride in revealing itself.

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Western funerals: black hearses, and black horses, and fast-fading flowers.

Why should black be the colour of death? Why not the colours of a sunset?

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