Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Diplomacy is to do and say, the nastiest thing in the nicest way.
All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.
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.
Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.
Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died.
All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means.
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.
Diplomacy means the art of nearly deceiving all your friends, but not quite deceiving all your enemies.
Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in every drop.
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.
Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.
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.
There is no diplomacy like candor.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Diplomacy, n. is the art of letting somebody else have your way.
diplomacy, n.: The patriotic art of lying for one's country.
For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible - and no one can now doubt the word of America.