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Best Quotes About Diplomacy

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A list of the best diplomacy quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous diplomacy quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic diplomacy quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about diplomacy?" and "What are inspirational diplomacy quotes?"

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    An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle.

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    To act with doubleness towards a man whose own conduct was double, was so near an approach to virtue that it deserved to be called by no meaner name than diplomacy.

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    A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.

    Robert Frost More
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    Consul. In American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country.

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    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.

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    A diplomat these days in nothing, but a head waiter who is allowed to sit down occasionally.

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    When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.

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

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    Diplomacy is thinking twice before saying nothing.

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

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    A distinguished diplomat could hold his tongue in ten languages.

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    new! Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.

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    Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died.

    Andrew Young More
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