Diplomat - Diplomacy Quotes

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.

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.

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.