Diplomacy Quotes and Sayings

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

Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.
– David Lloyd

All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
– Tony Benn

To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.
– Will Durant

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: 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.

Diplomacy is to do and say The nastiest thing in the nicest way.
– Bisaac Goldberg

Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in every drop.
Charles de Gaulle

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

What good is a smooth tongue without sharp teeth?
– Jocelyn Murray

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