Top 10 diplomacy quotes

What are the TOP 10 quotes about diplomacy?

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,

We have no commission from God to police the world.

Benjamin Harrison, president

A distinguished diplomat could hold his tongue in ten languages.


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

George W. Bush, president

Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.

Henry A Kissinger, diplomat

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


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

Isaac Goldberg, critic

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

Sun Tzu, philosopher

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