A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
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.
Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.
To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.
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.
How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print.
The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy - give one and take ten
The basic quality for the diplomat is not intelligence but loyalty.
A diplomat is a man who thinks twice before he says nothing.
If a diplomat says yes, he means perhaps. If he says perhaps he means no. And if he says no, he's the hell of a diplomat.
Diplomacy is to do and say, the nastiest thing in the nicest way.
All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means.
My father was a diplomatic officer. As a diplomat's daughter, you have to learn to present yourself very early on.
I was never the diplomatic diplomat.
A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.
I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me.
A really good diplomat does not go in for victories, even when he wins them.
diplomacy, n.: The patriotic art of lying for one's country.
People also don't care about the daily comings and goings of diplomats and yet we must report it.
I have spent time discussing the American political system and current events in Taiwan with the junior diplomats, and they have repeatedly expressed their country's desire to avoid confrontation with China.
Michael Anthony is the Diplomat of Rock N Roll. He is the regular guy.
Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.
Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died.
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