Diplomacy Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Ambrose Bierce” float=”none” width=”100%”]DIPLOMACY, n. Lying in state, or the patriotic art of lying for one’s country.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Anonymous” float=”none” width=”100%”]Diplomacy is thinking twice before saying nothing. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Atal Bihari Vajpayee” float=”none” width=”100%”]Quiet diplomacy is far more effective than public posturing.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Bo Bennett” float=”none” width=”100%”]Diplomacy is more than saying or doing the right things at the right time, it is avoiding saying or doing the wrong things at any time.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Brent Scowcroft” float=”none” width=”100%”]The art of diplomacy is to take an opportunity and turn it into something.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Colin Powell” float=”none” width=”100%”]Diplomacy is listening to what the other guy needs. Preserving your own position, but listening to the other guy. You have to develop relationships with other people so when the tough times come, you can work together.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Condoleezza Rice” float=”none” width=”100%”]Diplomacy, if properly practiced, is not just talking for the sake of talking.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Daniel Fried” float=”none” width=”100%”]Diplomacy is not merely talking somebody into something; it’s talking to somebody from a position of strength. You put your power on the table to open up the conversation; that’s diplomacy.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Daniel Pipes” float=”none” width=”100%”]Diplomacy in general does not resolve conflicts. Wars end not due to peace processes, but due to one side giving up.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Daniele Varè” float=”none” width=”100%”]Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dennis Ross” float=”none” width=”100%”]Successful diplomacy is an alignment of objectives and means.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”E. B. White” float=”none” width=”100%”]Diplomacy is the lowest form of politeness because it misquotes the greatest number of people. A nation, like an individual, if it has anything to say, should simply say it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Frederick The Great” float=”none” width=”100%”]Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”George W. Bush” float=”none” width=”100%”]The best diplomacy starts with getting to know each other.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Henry Kissinger” float=”none” width=”100%”]Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Hillary Clinton” float=”none” width=”100%”]Part of diplomacy is to open different definitions of self-interest.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ilona Andrews” float=”none” width=”100%”]In diplomacy, like in great many other things, the rules of engagement survive only until one remarkable person decides to break them.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Isaac Goldberg” float=”none” width=”100%”]Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest things in the nicest way.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Roos” float=”none” width=”100%”]Diplomacy is fundamentally working with people, bringing people together to deal with difficult issues.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Josef Stalin” float=”none” width=”100%”]Sincere diplomacy is no more possible than dry water or wooden iron.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Karl Kraus” float=”none” width=”100%”]Diplomacy is a game of chess in which the nations are checkmated.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Kofi Abrefa Busia” float=”none” width=”100%”]Diplomacy means the art of nearly deceiving all your friends, but not quite deceiving all your enemies.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Kofi Atta Annan” float=”none” width=”100%”]You can do a lot with diplomacy, but with diplomacy backed up by force you can get a lot more done.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Lincoln Chafee” float=”none” width=”100%”]In the world of diplomacy, some things are better left unsaid.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Randolph Bourne” float=”none” width=”100%”]Diplomacy is a disguised war, in which states seek to gain by barter and intrigue, by the cleverness of arts, the objectives which they would have to gain more clumsily by means of war.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Richard Armitage” float=”none” width=”100%”]Diplomacy is much more than just talking to your friends. You’ve got to talk to people who aren’t our friends, and even people you dislike.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Richard Holbrooke” float=”none” width=”100%”]Diplomacy is like jazz: endless variations on a theme.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robin Hobb” float=”none” width=”100%”]Diplomacy is the velvet glove that cloaks the fist of power.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tom Clancy” float=”none” width=”100%”]It is a principle of diplomacy that one must know something of the truth in order to lie convincingly.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Zhou Enlai” float=”none” width=”100%”]All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means.[/wpsm_quote]