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.
My father was a diplomatic officer. As a diplomat's daughter, you have to learn to present yourself very early on.
A diplomatic peace is not yet the real peace. It is an essential step in the peace process leading towards a real peace.
The theoretical postulate of all diplomatic discussion between nations is the assumed willingness of every nation to do justice.
Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.
Players have a great deal of flexibility when conducting diplomatic relations with their allies.
White House and State Department foreign-policy experts are overwhelmingly directed towards military and diplomatic issues, not development issues.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
A diplomat these days is nothing but a head waiter who's allowed to sit down occasionally.
And I try to be as diplomatic as I can, but it always ends up being a psychodrama up there on stage.
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 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.
Divorce: a resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries.
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.
Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.
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.
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.
I believe President Bush is one of the most dangerous leaders in the world. He is not in search of peaceful and diplomatic solutions.
The diplomatic representatives of the United States of America to other nations are almost entirely Jews.
I am for free commerce with all nations; political connection with none; and little or no diplomatic establishment
A real diplomat is one who can cut his neighbor's throat without having his neighbor notice it.
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