Even when I was at CIA, I'd go to visit foreign leaders and I'd say, 'You know, I'm not a diplomat. I'm just an old CIA guy'... I said, 'If I wanted to be diplomatic, I'd have been a diplomat.'
Power politics is the diplomatic name for the law of the jungle.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
I was never the diplomatic diplomat.
A diplomatic peace is not yet the real peace. It is an essential step in the peace process leading towards a real peace.
Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.
The theoretical postulate of all diplomatic discussion between nations is the assumed willingness of every nation to do justice.
People just want to hear some common sense... and I bring to bear the experience in local government and state government and national government - I was the first woman in history on the Senate Finance Committee - not to mention the diplomatic international experience.
The Israeli government has proved over the past year its commitment to peace, both in words and deeds. By contrast, the Palestinians are posing preconditions for renewing the diplomatic process in a way they have not done over the course of 16 years.
Mr. Speaker, in seeking to return to the United Nations, the Republic of China on Taiwan will once again ask diplomatic allies to present its case before the United Nations this fall.
While the United States has largely been missing in action from the diplomatic game, the European Union and Iran have been making progress at developing a formula that would lead to the suspension of Iran's nuclear enrichment program and the start of serious negotiations.
As has been pointed out with Libya, the debate over Libya, sometimes we allow diplomatic relations with imperfect regimes because progress can best be made through engagement instead of isolation.
I believe President Bush is one of the most dangerous leaders in the world. He is not in search of peaceful and diplomatic solutions.
However, even during the preparations for action, we laid our plans in such a manner that should there be progress through diplomatic negotiation, we would be well prepared to cancel operations at the latest moment that communication technology would have permitted.
The diplomatic representatives of the United States of America to other nations are almost entirely Jews.
Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.
Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
A real diplomat is one who can cut his neighbor's throat without having his neighbor notice it.
I am for free commerce with all nations; political connection with none; and little or no diplomatic establishment
White House and State Department foreign-policy experts are overwhelmingly directed towards military and diplomatic issues, not development issues.
Having no diplomatic representation in Washington, China has no sources which allow her to check the character of applicants and therefore makes the practice of refusing everybody from the United States.
Divorce: a resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries.
The patience of the American public with dilatory diplomatic delays will be very limited.
No one's interested really in knowing what policies or diplomatic initiatives or arms negotiations might have been compromised by me.
The interparliamentary conference should, in my opinion, direct its particular attention to the preparation of the next Hague Conference, the diplomatic conference, the conference of governments.
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