Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest things in the nicest way.
Diplomacy is to do and say
The nastiest thing in the nicest way.
You can do a lot with diplomacy, but with diplomacy backed up by force you can get a lot more done.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
All war represents a failure of diplomacy
Diplomacy is a disguised war, in which states seek to gain by barter and intrigue, by the cleverness of arts, the objectives which they would have to gain more clumsily by means of war.
Diplomacy: The art of saying "nice doggie" until you can find a rock.
Diplomacy - The art of letting other people achieve your ends
Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.
Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it... You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.
DIPLOMACY, n. Lying in state, or the patriotic art of lying for one's country.
When we\'re trying to solve difficult national issues its sometimes necessary to talk to adversaries as well as friends. Historians have a word for this: diplomacy.
All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy - give one and take ten
To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.
There are few ironclad rules of diplomacy but to one there is no exception. When an official reports that talks were useful, it can safely be concluded that nothing was accomplished.
I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis.
MINISTER, n. An agent of a higher power with a lower responsibility. In diplomacy, an officer sent into a foreign country as the visible embodiment of his sovereign's hostility.
ULTIMATUM, n. In diplomacy, a last demand before resorting to concessions.
In archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known.
Diplomacy: The business of handling a porcupine without disturbing the quills.
Diplomacy means the art of nearly deceiving all your friends, but not quite deceiving all your enemies.
Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliances, and, during the interwar period, appeasement of Fascism.
Not all the arts of diplomacy are learned solely in its practice. There are other exercise yards.
... the Peace Treaties must be scrapped ... I stand for no more war and no more secret diplomacy.