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.
Diplomat - Diplomacy Quotes
We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum.
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)
The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy – give one and take ten.
We shall be judged more by what we do at home than what we preach abroad.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.
Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.
Diplomacy – The art of letting other people achieve your ends.
(A Foreign Secretary) is forever poised between the cliche and the indiscretion.
A diplomat is a man who remembers a lady’s birthday but forgets her age.