The principle of give and take is...
The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy – give one and take ten.
- Mark Twain
- Diplomacy is thinking twice before saying nothing.
- Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way. – Daniele Vare
- Diplomacy never works. - Nadia Scrieva
- To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy. - Will Durant
- All war represents a failure of diplomacy. - Tony Benn