Diplomacy Quotes and Sayings
A real diplomat is one who can cut his neighbor’s throat without having his neighbor notice it.
– Trygve Lie
The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy – give one and take ten.
– Mark Twain
Diplomacy is to do and say The nastiest thing in the nicest way.
– Bisaac Goldberg
All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
– Tony Benn
Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.
– David Lloyd
To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.
– Will Durant
Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in every drop.
– Charles de Gaulle
What good is a smooth tongue without sharp teeth?
– Jocelyn Murray
Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.
– Warren W. Wiersbe
When diplomacy ends, War begins.
– Adolf Hitler
Diplomacy: The business of handling a porcupine without disturbing the quills.
In the end, the work of diplomats continues even while others fight. So, it’s not necessarily true that everyone needs to march.
– David Brin
Tact is the ability to step on a man’s toes without messing up the shine on his shoes.
– Harry S. Truman
Diplomacy never works.
– Nadia Scrieva
Don’t hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
– Theodore Roosevelt