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Diplomacy Quotes

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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

War is failure of diplomacy.
- John Dingell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
- Tony Benn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Your life is the manifestation of your dream;
it is an art.
You can change your life anytime if
you aren't enjoying the dream.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Treat a work of art like a prince.
Let it speak to you first.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint.
- Robert Delaunay

All art is but imitation of nature.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

All art is autobiographical.
The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
- Federico Fellini

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
- Theodore Bikel

Minimal art went nowhere.
- Sol LeWitt

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
- Theodor Adorno

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is
an invention of philosophers...
What we call art is a game.
- Octavio Paz

The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather,
and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

I cry out for order and find it only in art.
- Helen Hayes

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
- Pablo Picasso

A guilty conscience needs to confess.
A work of art is a confession.
- Albert Camus

To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art;
men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.
- E. M. Forster

Art is not a study of positive reality,
it is the seeking for ideal truth.
- John Ruskin

Art hurts.
Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time.
Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things
which always become ugly with time.
- Jean Cocteau

The perfection of art is to conceal art.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Art is the stored honey of the human soul,
gathered on wings of misery and travail.
- Theodore Dreiser


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