Quotation Explorer - 'Diplomacy'

Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week. - Will Rogers
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way. - American Proverb
Violence is the diplomacy of the incompetent. - Isaac Asimov
Diplomacy without arms is like a concert without a score - Frederick the Great
Try to look at causes and solve problems. Do not concentrate on military solutions. Do not seek military solutions. Terrorism is a political problem. Seek political solutions. Diplomacy works. - Eqbal Ahmed
Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments. - Frederick the Great
There's the one thing no nation can ever accuse us of and that is secret diplomacy. Our foreign are an open book, generally a check book. - Will Rogers
diplomacy, n.: The patriotic art of lying for one's country. - Ambrose Bierce
Diplomacy was a long game. - H.W. Brands
In archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known. - Thomas Pickering
Diplomacy is the art of knowing what not to say. - Matthew Trump
DIPLOMACY, n. The patriotic art of lying for one's country. - Ambrose Bierce
MINISTER, n. An agent of a higher power with a lower responsibility. In diplomacy and officer sent into a foreign country as the visible embodiment of his sovereign's hostility. His principal qualification is a degree of plausible inveracity next below that of an ambassador. - Ambrose Bierce
In the defense of our nation, a president must be a clear-eyed realist. There are limits to the smiles and scowls of diplomacy. Armies and missiles are not stopped by stiff notes of condemnation. They are held in check by strength and purpose and the promise of swift punishment. - George W. Bush
I think that anyone who comes upon a Nautilus machine suddenly will agree with me that its prototype was clearly invented at some time in history when torture was considered a reasonable alternative to diplomacy. - Anna Quindlen
Diplomacy never works. - Nadia Scrieva
Diplomacy is the art of getting what you want without offending anyone too badly. - Christopher Nutall
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. - Will Rogers
The art of life is to show your hand. There is no diplomacy like candor. You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do. Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception. - E. V. Lucas
Diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means. - Zhou En Lai
Diplomacy is to do and say, the nastiest thing in the nicest way. - Isaac Goldberg
You can do a lot with diplomacy, but with diplomacy backed up by force you can get a lot more done. - Kofi Annan
Diplomacy is so weak and prosaic. Diplomacy must never become an end, itself. Facts are so much more important in science. Yet, I'm beginning to appreciate the value of a soft word and a smile. --Unassimilated pg 294 - Michael Benzehabe
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