Diplomacy  Quotes

Read the best selected diplomacy quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about diplomacy & diplomats will motivate and inspire you and you will be much wiser about the subject.


Diplomacy: The business of handling a porcupine without disturbing the quills. ~Author Unknown
We are the greatest power in the world. If we behave like it. Walt W. Rostow
When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce. Sun Tzu
A Foreign Secretary is forever poised between the cliché and the indiscretion. ~Harold MacMillan
Diplomacy is the art of saying ''Nice doggie!'' till you can find a rock. Wynn Catlin
A distinguished diplomat could hold his tongue in ten languages. Anonymous
Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in every drop. ~Charles de Gaulle
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age. Robert Frost
In archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known. ~Thomas Pickering
Diplomats were invented simply to waste time. David Lloyd George
A diplomat these days in nothing, but a head waiter who is allowed to sit down occasionally. Peter Ustinov
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
My advice to any diplomat who wants to have a good press is to have two or three kids and a dog. Carl Rowan
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
An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the commonwealth. ~Henry Wotton, Reliquiæ Wottonianæ
Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died. Andrew Young
If you are to stand up for your Government you must be able to stand up to your Government. Lord Harold Caccia
I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I speak the truth, and they never believe me. Di Cavour
Diplomat: A person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip. ~Caskie Stinett
A diplomat's life is made up of three ingredients: Protocol, Geritol, and alcohol. ~Adlai E. Stevenson
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
I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis. ~Star Trek
We have no commission from God to police the world. Benjamin Harrison
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way. Daniele Vare
Tell the truth, and so puzzle and confound your adversaries. Sir Henry Wotton
When a diplomat says yes he means perhaps; when he says perhaps he means no; when he says no he is no diplomat. ~Author Unknown
Diplomacy: The art of saying "nice doggie" until you can find a rock. ~Wynn Catlin
Consul. In American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country. Ambrose Bierce
Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest things in the nicest way. Isaac Goldberg
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
An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle. Walter Bagehot
Diplomacy is thinking twice before saying nothing. Anonymous

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