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Diplomacy Quotes - Quotations and Proverbs on Diplomacy

  1. Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest thing in the nicest way. – Issac Goldberg
  2. Diplomacy is the art of fishing tranquilly in troubled waters. – J. Christopher Herold
  3. Diplomacy: The art of jumping into troubled waters without making a splash. – Art Linkletter
  4. Diplomacy- lying in state. – Oliver Herford
  5. Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way. – Daniele Vare
  6. Diplomacy – the patriotic art of lying for one’s country. – Ambrose Bierce
  7. One function of diplomacy is to dress realism in morality. – Will and Ariel Durant
  8. 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
  9. The reason for having diplomatic relations is not to confer a compliment, but to secure a convenience. – Winston Churchill
  10. To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy. – Will and Ariel Durant
  11. A diplomat these days is nothing but a head-waiter who’s allowed to sit down occasionally. – Peter Ustinov
  12. A real diplomat is one who can cut his neighbor’s throat without having his neighbor notice it. – Trygve Lie
  13. A diplomat is a fellow that let you do all the talking while he gets what he wants. – Frank Mckinney Hubbard
  14. An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. – Henry Wotton
  15. When a diplomat says ‘yes’ he means ‘perhaps’; when he says ‘perhaps’ he means ‘no’; when he says ‘no’ he is no diplomat. – Anonymous
  16. Sincere diplomacy is no more possible than dry water or wooden iron. – Joseph Stalin
  17. Diplomacy has rarely been able to gain at the conference table what cannot be gained or held on the battlefield. – Walter Bedell Smith
  18. It is better for aged diplomats to be bored than for young men to die. – Warren Austin
  19. In order to be a diplomat one must speak a number of languages, including double-talk. – Carey McWilliams
  20. Diplomat: A person who can be disarming even though his country isn’t. - Sidney Brody

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