quote by Robert Frost

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

— Robert Frost

Charming Diplomatic quotations

Ah, these diplomats! What chatterboxes! There's only one way to shut them up - cut them down with machine guns. Bulganin, go and get me one!

Istanbul, a universal beauty where poet and archeologist, diplomat and merchant, princess and sailor, northerner and westerner screams with same admiration. The whole world thinks that this city is the most beautiful place on earth.

I'm not very diplomatic and wear my heart on my sleeve.

I have met with political leaders, legislators, and diplomats, seeking the next steps to press in reducing and eliminating the nuclear threat in this century. I have participated in public coalitions developing programmes for action to combat the global rash of small arms. All are trying and making a difference.

Man-hating is everywhere, but everywhere it is twisted and transformed, disguised, tranquilized, and qualified. It coexists, never peacefully, with the love, desire, respect, and need women also feel for men. Always man-hating is shadowed by its milder, more diplomatic and doubtful twin, ambivalence.

Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.

I have spent time discussing the American political system and current events in Taiwan with the junior diplomats, and they have repeatedly expressed their country's desire to avoid confrontation with China.

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

If the North Korean side shows no sincerity in solving the nuclear weapon, abduction and missile issues, then the likelihood of normalization of diplomatic relations is very slim.

Words are one thing - deeds something entirely different.

Fine words are a mask to cover shady deeds. A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.

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

All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means.

A diplomat is a man who thinks twice before he says nothing.

Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.

You always have to be diplomatic with music, with classical, with whatever you do.

Foe means enemy. Now, will we have differences of opinion with the Russians? Yes. Will they get mad at us from time to time, and we get mad at them? That's part of the normal diplomatic relations.

Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they are like secret agents on a delicate mission, they must airily pass by a stinking mess with barely so much as a nod of the head, make their point of constructive criticism and continue on in calm forbearance. Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.

The Israeli government has proved over the past year its commitment to peace, both in words and deeds. By contrast, the Palestinians are posing preconditions for renewing the diplomatic process in a way they have not done over the course of 16 years.

Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.

I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me.

The word 'security' is a broad, vague generality whose contours should not be invoked to abrogate the fundamental law embodied in the First Amendment. The guarding of military and diplomatic secrets at the expense of informed representative government provides no real security.

I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me.

We face the delicate question of the diplomatic fencing to be done so as to be sure Japan is put into the wrong and makes the first bad move. ... The question was how we should maneuver them [the Japanese] into the position of firing the first shot.

How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print.

The real secret about diplomats is that we're trained to say something, when there is nothing to say, and to say nothing when there is something to say.

International arbitration may be defined as the substitution of many burning questions for a smoldering one

The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy - give one and take ten

I've never written a song that's hopeless.

I'm not a hopeless person. I'm crazily optimistic. I crazily see the good in people. I crazily see the way out of a terrible situation. I crazily try to be the diplomat. If there are two warring factions in my life, I want them to agree to disagree at the very least.

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.

The basic quality for the diplomat is not intelligence but loyalty.

Diplomats make it their business to conceal the facts.

I tried to be diplomatic, but mostly I just lied a lot.

A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.

It's a necessary quality of a diplomat or a politician that he will compromise.

Uncompromising politicians or diplomats get you into the most terrible trouble.

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