A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.
I do believe that in order to be a successful negotiator that as a diplomat, you have to be able to put yourself into the other person's shoes. Unless you can understand what is motivating them, you are never going to be able to figure out how to solve a particular problem.
To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.
How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print.
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
The real secret about diplomats is that we're trained to say something, when there is nothing to say, and to say nothing when there is something to say.
The basic quality for the diplomat is not intelligence but loyalty.
It is fortunate that diplomats have long noses since they usually cannot see beyond them.
I was never the diplomatic diplomat.
A diplomat is a man who thinks twice before he says nothing.
Some people approach every problem with an open mouth.
diplomacy, n.: The patriotic art of lying for one's country.
Originally I wanted to be a diplomat, and by attrition I started giving up that idea.
Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died.
Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.
All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats, and for me, only the people who take the Métro.
A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.
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.
A really good diplomat does not go in for victories, even when he wins them.
In archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known.
American diplomacy is easy on the brain but hell on the feet.
The only summit meeting that can succeed is the one that does not take place.
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