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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.
- Will Rogers

Diplomacy means the art of nearly deceiving all your friends,
but not quite deceiving all your enemies.
- Kofi Busia

I think if I had to do it over again,
I'd do it the same way.
I would just put more resources into getting the public
diplomacy part much stronger than we were able to.
- John Poindexter

I believe the military should be wary of diplomacy until war is declared;
then the State Department should keep its nose out
and let the military do whatever is necessary to win.
- Stuart Symington

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Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations,
in politics, perhaps even in business;
in science only one thing matters,
and that is the facts.
- Hans Eysenck

Diplomacy is not an end in itself if it does not advance U.S.
interests.
- John Bolton

For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible -
and no one can now doubt the word of America.
- George W. Bush


 

Globalization, far from putting an end to power diplomacy between States,
has, on the contrary, intensified it.
- Omar Bongo

Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.
- Henry A. Kissinger

We always have hoped that American diplomacy deploys
itself in dialogue and persuasion rather than by ultimatums.
That is the path we want in international relations.
- Mahmoud Abbas

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

Diplomacy, n. is the art of letting somebody else have your way.
- David Frost

Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest things in the nicest way.
- Isaac Goldberg

Diplomacy in general does not resolve conflicts.
Wars end not due to peace processes,
but due to one side giving up.
- Daniel Pipes

I don't think that anybody should be ruling in or ruling
out anything while we are conducting diplomacy.
- Douglas Feith

You learn, just as you learn good manners,
how to approach things with a certain amount of diplomacy.
- Robert MacNeil

Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise,
diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public,
hence ultimately of failure.
- Alvin Adams

Our dependence on foreign energy sources is our Achilles heel,
not just in the realm of diplomacy, but in terms of
our future as the world's economic leader.
- Judy Biggert

Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie"
until you can find a rock.
- Will Rogers

We think it will be shortly afterwards,
but it seems a terrible thing to gamble with such big
stakes in diplomacy without having your master card in your hand.
- Henry L. Stimson

In the world of diplomacy, some things are better left unsaid.
- Lincoln Chafee

There is no diplomacy like candor.
- Edward V. Lucas

Like Prince von Bismarck in diplomacy,
I have no secrets.
- Albert J. Nock

War is failure of diplomacy.
- John Dingell

Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died.
- Andrew Young

Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.
- Will Rogers

Widowhood had done nothing to curb my smart mouth.
So much for diplomacy.
- Esther Williams

All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
- Tony Benn

This president failed so miserably in diplomacy that
we are now forced to war.
- Tom Daschle

All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means.
- Zhou Enlai

Diplomacy is more than saying or doing the right things at the right time,
it is avoiding saying or doing the wrong things at any time.
- Bo Bennett

The time draws near, when a radical change must take
place for the whole world in the management of diplomacy.
- Lajos Kossuth

The safety of the republic being the supreme law,
and Texas having offered us the key to the safety of
our country from all foreign intrigues and diplomacy,
I say accept the key...
and bolt the door at once.
- Andrew Jackson

And we ought to work our diplomacy first and I think
it's a reason it's going to respond increasingly to
our diplomacy particularly with the president's direct
involvement in the peace process,
and I think that's extraordinarily important.
- Frank Carlucci

Though no one wants war, Congress needed to give the
President the authority he needs to protect America
while encouraging the use of diplomacy and negotiations
to try and arrive at a peaceful solution to this problem.
- Allen Boyd

The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight.
We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war -
diplomacy,
finance, intelligence, law enforcement,
and of course, military power - and we are developing
new tools as we go along.
- Richard Armitage

If we just let our vision of the world go forth,
and we embrace it entirely, and we don't try to piece
together clever diplomacy but just wage a total war,
our children will sing great songs about us years from now.
- Richard Perle

We must continue to pursue peace through diplomacy,
but we must also not shrink from our responsibility
through the option of strength.
We must take advantage of internal resistance and change
from within Iran to avert this path of mutual destruction.
- Michael McCaul

Preemption is the right of any nation in order to preserve its National Security;
however,
preemptive war is a tactic, not a strategy.
When used as a strategy preemption dilutes diplomacy,
creates an atmosphere of distrust, and promotes regional instability.
- Ellen Tauscher

America must continue diplomacy, even as we continue the war,
to expand the coalition of the willing to share the
burden of war and to share the responsibility and the
economic cost of rebuilding Iraq.
- Barbara Mikulski

Our challenge in this regard will be to broaden the
scope of our federal funds in terms of international diplomacy,
development aid, and international assistance.
Many Latinos in the United States look at Latin America and see trouble brewing.
- Robert Menendez

Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World,
spheres of influence, balances of power,
secret treaties, triple alliances, and,
during the interim period, appeasement of Fascism.
- Barbara Tuchman

English, once accepted as an international language,
is no more secure than French has proved to be as the
one and only accepted language of diplomacy or as Latin
has proved to be as the international language of science.
- Edward Sapir

There are few ironclad rules of diplomacy but to one there is no exception.
When an official reports that talks were useful,
it can safely be concluded that nothing was accomplished.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

People also don't care about the daily comings and
goings of diplomats and yet we must report it.
- Roone Arledge

Diplomats are useful only in fair weather.
As soon as it rains they drown in every drop.
- Charles de Gaulle

It's a necessary quality of a diplomat or a politician that he will compromise.
Uncompromising politicians or diplomats get you into
the most terrible trouble.
- John Keegan

It is fortunate that diplomats have long noses since
they usually cannot see beyond them.
- Paul Claudel

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

Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.
- David Lloyd George

I'm convinced there's a small room in the attic of
the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer.
- Peter Ustinov

I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats,
and for me, only the people who take the Metro.
- Charles de Gaulle

I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats.
I tell them the truth and they never believe me.
- Camillo di Cavour

Diplomats make it their business to conceal the facts.
- Margaret Sanger

How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie
to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print.
- Karl Kraus

We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message
is not a compromise but an ultimatum.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

Modern diplomats approach every problem with an open mouth.
- Arthur Joseph Goldberg

I will not comment on or confirm what are alleged to
be stolen State Department cables.
But I can say that the United States deeply regrets
the disclosure of any information that was intended to be confidential,
including private discussions between counterparts
or our diplomats' personal assessments and observations.
- Hillary Clinton

I have spent time discussing the American political
system and current events in Taiwan with the junior diplomats,
and they have repeatedly expressed their country's
desire to avoid confrontation with China.
- Michael K. Simpson

They tend to be civil servants, often diplomats drawn from the Foreign Office,
who may be very pleasant, intelligent people,
but once they get inside the Palace they're riveted
to the status quo and they lose track of public opinion in the real world.
- Anthony Holden

I went off to a school with the children of CEOs and diplomats.
To be able to be at home with that group of people
and at home with the desperately poor has been good
for me in preparation for my coming to Washington.
- James Green Somerville

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead


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