Diplomacy Quotes and Sayings

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

Tact is the ability to step on a man’s toes without messing up the shine on his shoes.
Harry S. Truman

When diplomacy ends, War begins.
Adolf Hitler

Diplomacy: The business of handling a porcupine without disturbing the quills.

When a diplomat says yes he means perhaps; when he says perhaps he means no; when he says no he is no diplomat.

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

Diplomacy never works.
– Nadia Scrieva


Don’t hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
Theodore Roosevelt

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.

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 is the velvet glove that cloaks the fist of power.
– Robin Hobb

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


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