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Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
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.
Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.
I think it's fair to say that diplomacy today requires much more of that if you're the United States of America than it did 10, 20, 30, 40 years ago.
One of my goals upon becoming Secretary of State was to take diplomacy out of capitals, out of government offices, into the media, into the streets of countries.
Part of diplomacy is to open different definitions of self-interest.
Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.
Henry A. Kissinger
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.
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
For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible - and no one can now doubt the word of America.
George W. Bush
To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.
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.
Diplomacy, n. is the art of letting somebody else have your way.
Nobody's ever said that pins are a tool of diplomacy.
Diplomacy in general does not resolve conflicts. Wars end not due to peace processes, but due to one side giving up.
In the world of diplomacy, some things are better left unsaid.
All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
Diplomacy is not an end in itself if it does not advance U.S. interests.
I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn't. Hey, it made me a better leader: you have to take a lot of people's needs into account; you have to look down the road. Trying to negotiate getting a couple of kids to watch the same TV show requires serious diplomacy.
Dee Dee Myers
Trying to negotiate getting a couple of kids to watch the same TV show requires serious diplomacy.
Dee Dee Myers
Nature is not simply a technical or economical resource, and human beings are not mere numbers. To suggest that one can somehow align all the squabbling institutions of science, environmental management, government and diplomacy in an alliance of convenience to regulate the global climate seems to me optimistic.
Certainly the international community is putting a lot of pressure on Iran and making clear that its nuclear program must stop. If it stops with the sanctions, the combinations of sanctions, diplomacy, other pressures, I, as the prime minister of Israel, will be the happiest person in the world.
You learn, just as you learn good manners, how to approach things with a certain amount of diplomacy.
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.
All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means.
Diplomacy in a sense is the opposite of writing. You have to disperse yourself so much: the lady who comes in crying because she's had a fight with the secretary; exports and imports; students in trouble; thumbtacks for the embassy.
Widowhood had done nothing to curb my smart mouth. So much for diplomacy.
Globalization, far from putting an end to power diplomacy between States, has, on the contrary, intensified it.
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.
The time draws near, when a radical change must take place for the whole world in the management of diplomacy.
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