Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.
Diplomat - Diplomacy Quotes
A diplomat is a man who remembers a lady’s birthday but forgets her age.
(A Foreign Secretary) is forever poised between the cliche and the indiscretion.
A drop of honey catches more flies than a hogshead of vinegar.
These, then, are the qualities of my ideal diplomatist. Truth, accuracy, calm, patience, good temper, modesty and loyalty. They are also the qualities of an ideal diplomacy. “But,” the reader may object, “you have forgotten intelligence, knowledge, discernment, prudence, hospitality, charm, industry, courage and even tact.” I have not forgotten them. I have taken them […]
More flies are caught with a drop of honey than with a barrel of vinegar.
In archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known.
To deceive a diplomat speak the truth, He has no experience with it.
I think that anyone who comes upon a Nautilus machine suddenly will agree with me that its prototype was clearly invented at some time in history when torture was considered a reasonable alternative to diplomacy.
This is the very devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim.