Diplomat - Diplomacy Quotes

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.

We shall be judged more by what we do at home than what we preach abroad.

Diplomacy – The art of letting other people achieve your ends.

Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.

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.