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.
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.
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