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A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
~ Robert Frost

 

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A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
~ Caskie Stinnett

 

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A diplomat these days in nothing, but a head waiter who is allowed to sit down occasionally.
~ Peter Ustinov

 

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A distinguished diplomat could hold his tongue in ten languages.
~ Anonymous

 

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An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle.
~ Walter Bagehot

 

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Consul. In American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country.
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.
~ Daniele Vare

 

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Diplomacy is the art of saying ''Nice doggie!'' till you can find a rock.
~ Wynn Catlin

 

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Diplomacy is thinking twice before saying nothing.
~ Anonymous

 

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Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest things in the nicest way.
~ Isaac Goldberg

 

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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.
~ Barbara Tuchman

 

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Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains, they drown in every drop.
~ Charles De Gaulle

 

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Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.
~ David Lloyd George

 

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I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I speak the truth, and they never believe me.
~ Di Cavour

 

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If you are to stand up for your Government you must be able to stand up to your Government.
~ Lord Harold Caccia

 

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My advice to any diplomat who wants to have a good press is to have two or three kids and a dog.
~ Carl Rowan

 

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Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died.
~ Andrew Young

 

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Tell the truth, and so puzzle and confound your adversaries.
~ Sir Henry Wotton

 

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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.
~ John Kenneth Galbraith

 

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To act with doubleness towards a man whose own conduct was double, was so near an approach to virtue that it deserved to be called by no meaner name than diplomacy.
~ George Eliot

 

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