Diplomacy Quotes and Sayings

The gateway to compromise is not war, yet communication and diplomacy.

Submitted by: Carlos Gamez

To win the people, always cook them some savoury that pleases them.

When diplomacy ends, War begins.
Adolf Hitler

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
– Sun Tzu

A diplomat thinks twice before saying nothing.

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

Diplomacy is the art of saying “Nice Doggie” until you can find a rock.
Will Rogers

Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.
Winston Churchill


Tact – is a weapon of mass harmonization; it brings men of war into terms where guns have failed to yield a single grain of victory.

Submitted by: JUSPER JOHNSON

Diplomacy and virtue do not make easy companions.
– Iain Pears

I observe and remain silent.
– Elizabeth I Tudor

Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.
– Mario Puzo

Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.

If you need something from somebody always give that person a way to hand it to you.
– Sue Monk Kidd

He who has learned to disagree without being disagreeable has discovered the most valuable secret of a diplomat.
– Robert Estabrook

Diplomacy is telling someone to “Go to Hell” in such a way, that they look forward to taking the trip.

Submitted by: Karen

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

Sincere diplomacy is no more possible than dry water or wooden iron.
– Joseph Stalin

Diplomacy is thinking twice before saying nothing.

He who walks in the middle of the road gets hit from both sides.
– George P. Shultz

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