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Quotations on Diplomacy

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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.

~ Unknown

A diplomat is a man who remembers a lady's birthday but forgets her age.

~ Unknown

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

~ Ambrose Bierce

... the patriotic art of lying for one's country.

~ Ambrose Bierce

Diplomacy: lying in state.

~ Oliver Herford

Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.

~ John F. Kennedy

I never refuse. I contradict. I sometimes forget.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

A diplomat's life is made up of three ingredients: protocol, Geritol and alcohol.

~ Adlai E. Stevenson

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

~ Mark Twain

A drop of honey catches more flies than a hogshead of vinegar.

~ Proverbs

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

~ Will Durant

American diplomacy is easy on the brain but hell on the feet.

~ Charles G. Dawes

The only summit meeting that can succeed is the one that does not take place.

~ Barry M. Goldwater

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