Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it. You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.
Diplomat - Diplomacy Quotes
Diplomacy is the art of saying “Nice doggie” until you can find a rock.
The spaniel heart is warm. The soft spaniel eye brims with love. If ever the world’s diplomats and arms negotiators learn the spaniel gaze, there will be peace on earth.
Sincere diplomacy is no more possible than dry water or wooden iron.
A diplomat’s life is made up of three ingredients: protocol, Geritol and alcohol.
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.
We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum.
The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy – give one and take ten.
I talked to the Turks. One of them pointed to the graves and said: “That’s politics.” Then he pointed to the dead bodies. “That’s diplomacy,” he said. God pity all of us poor soldiers. (British officer, Gallipoli 1915)
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.