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Diplomacy

Definition: The profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations.
Number of Quotes: 11

Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.
Dean Acheson

I do not regard the procuring of peace as a matter in which we should play the role of arbiter between different opinions ... more that of an honest broker who really wants to press the business forward.
Otto von Bismarck

Meeting jaw to jaw is better than war.*
*Attribution questionable.
Winston Churchill

To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.*
*Attribution questionable.
Winston Churchill

All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means.
Zhou Enlai

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

Isaac Goldberg

Diplomacy in general does not resolve conflicts. Wars end not due to peace processes, but due to one side giving up.
Daniel Pipes

Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it.
Will Rogers

A diplomat ... is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
Caskie Stinnett

To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist - the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know how much oil one must mix with one's vinegar.
Oscar Wilde

An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.
Henry Wotton

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