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

Robert Frost, poet

Diplomacy is thinking twice before saying nothing.


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.

Caskie Stinnett,

Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.

Henry A Kissinger, diplomat

We have no commission from God to police the world.

Benjamin Harrison, president

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

George W. Bush, president

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.


When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.

Sun Tzu, philosopher

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

Isaac Goldberg, critic

Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.

Daniele Vare,

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

Will Durant, historian

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

Will Rogers, actor

The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.

John D. Rockefeller, businessman

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.

Bo Bennett, entrepreneur

Diplomacy is the art of saying Nice doggie! till you can find a rock.

Wynn Catlin,

My advice to any diplomat who wants to have a good press is to have two or three kids and a dog.

Carl Rowan,

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

Will Rogers, actor

Conversation, like certain portions of the anatomy, always runs more smoothly when lubricated.

Marquis De Sade, novelist

Tell the truth, and so puzzle and confound your adversaries.

Sir Henry Wotton,

If you are to stand up for your Government you must be able to stand up to your Government.

Lord Harold Caccia,

There is, in world affairs, a steady course to be followed between an assertion of strength that is truculent and a confession of helplessness that is cowardly.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, president

In the world of diplomacy, some things are better left unsaid.

Lincoln Chafee, politician

An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle.

Walter Bagehot, author

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

Albert J. Nock, philosopher

Diplomacy means the art of nearly deceiving all your friends, but not quite deceiving all your enemies.

Kofi Busia, statesman

Widowhood had done nothing to curb my smart mouth. So much for diplomacy.

Esther Williams, actress

Trying to negotiate getting a couple of kids to watch the same TV show requires serious diplomacy.

Dee Dee Myers, public servant

In archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known.

Thomas Pickering,

A diplomat these days in nothing, but a head waiter who is allowed to sit down occasionally.

Peter Ustinov, actor

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

Di Cavour,

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.

Barbara Tuchman, historian

I'm convinced there's a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer.

Peter Ustinov, actor

Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died.

Andrew Young, clergyman

I think if I had to do it over again, I'd do it the same way. I would just put more resources into getting the public diplomacy part much stronger than we were able to.

John Poindexter, public servant

The safety of the republic being the supreme law, and Texas having offered us the key to the safety of our country from all foreign intrigues and diplomacy, I say accept the key... and bolt the door at once.

Andrew Jackson, president

English, once accepted as an international language, is no more secure than French has proved to be as the one and only accepted language of diplomacy or as Latin has proved to be as the international language of science.

Edward Sapir, scientist

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

Will Rogers, actor

The proper motto is not Be good, sweet maid, and let who can be clever, but Be good sweet maid, and don't forget that this involves being as clever as you can. God is no fonder of intellectual slackers than any other slackers.

C. S. Lewis, writer

Part of diplomacy is to open different definitions of self-interest.

Hillary Clinton, politician

There is nothing fast or easy about diplomacy. I have no illusions about that.

Hillary Clinton, politician

America must continue diplomacy, even as we continue the war, to expand the coalition of the willing to share the burden of war and to share the responsibility and the economic cost of rebuilding Iraq.

Barbara Mikulski, politician

Diplomacy is not an end in itself if it does not advance U.S. interests.

John Bolton, statesman

We always have hoped that American diplomacy deploys itself in dialogue and persuasion rather than by ultimatums. That is the path we want in international relations.

Mahmoud Abbas, statesman

Though no one wants war, Congress needed to give the President the authority he needs to protect America while encouraging the use of diplomacy and negotiations to try and arrive at a peaceful solution to this problem.

Allen Boyd, politician

I don't think that anybody should be ruling in or ruling out anything while we are conducting diplomacy.

Douglas Feith, public servant

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

Omar Bongo, politician

There is no diplomacy like candor.

Edward V. Lucas,

The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along.

Richard Armitage, politician

Our challenge in this regard will be to broaden the scope of our federal funds in terms of international diplomacy, development aid, and international assistance. Many Latinos in the United States look at Latin America and see trouble brewing.

Robert Menendez, politician

Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise, diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public, hence ultimately of failure.

Alvin Adams, businessman

War is failure of diplomacy.

John Dingell, politician

We think it will be shortly afterwards, but it seems a terrible thing to gamble with such big stakes in diplomacy without having your master card in your hand.

Henry L. Stimson, statesman

I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn't. Hey, it made me a better leader: you have to take a lot of people's needs into account; you have to look down the road. Trying to negotiate getting a couple of kids to watch the same TV show requires serious diplomacy.

Dee Dee Myers, public servant

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.

John Kenneth Galbraith, economist

This president failed so miserably in diplomacy that we are now forced to war.

Tom Daschle, politician

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.

Will Rogers, actor

If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely, and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy but just wage a total war, our children will sing great songs about us years from now.

Richard Perle, public servant

Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.

Dean Acheson, statesman

Foreign diplomats in Rome disconsolately say, Italy is the opposite of Russia. In Moscow nothing is known, yet everything is clear. In Rome everything is public, there are no secrets, everybody talks, things are at times flamboyantly enacted, yet one understands nothing.

Luigi Barzini, journalist

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.

George Eliot, author

There are a few ironclad rules of diplomancy but to one there is no exception. When an official reports that talks were useful, it can safely be concluded that nothing was accomplished.

John Kenneth Galbraith, economist

Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains, they drown in every drop.

Charles De Gaulle, leader

Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.

David Lloyd George, statesman

We are the greatest power in the world. If we behave like it.

Walt W. Rostow,

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