Diplomat - Diplomacy Quotes

All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means.

To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.

There is no evidence that generals as a class make wiser national security policymakers than civilians. George C. Marshall, our greatest soldier statesman after George Washington, opposed shipping arms to Britain in 1940. His boss, Franklin D. Roosevelt, with nary a day in uniform, thought otherwise. Whose judgment looks better? A few soldiers become great […]

Army: A body of men assembled to rectify the mistakes of the diplomats.

Look, we have exhausted virtually all our diplomatic effort to get the Iraqis to comply with their own agreements and with international law. Given that, what other option is there but to force them to do so?… The answer is, we don’t have another option. We have got to force them to comply, and we […]

America diplomacy is easy on the brain but hell on the feet.

I never refuse. I contradict. I sometimes forget.

To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.

To act with doubleness towards a man whose own conduct was double, was so near an approach to virtue that it deserved to be called by no meaner name than diplomacy.

Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments.