Diplomacy Quotes, Sayings about being diplomat

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A diplomat is a man who remembers a lady’s birthday but forgets her age.
– Anonymous

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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
– Plato

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Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.
– Daniele Vare

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Integrity has no need of rules.
– Albert Camus

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A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.
– Robert Frost

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A fanatic is a person who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
– Sir Winston Churchill

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

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Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest things in the nicest way.
– Isaac Goldberg

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Choose your friends carefully. Your enemies will choose you.
– Yassir Arafat

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Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
– Anne Bradstreet

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The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy–give one and take ten.
– Mark Twain

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Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.
– David Lloyd George

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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

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Conferences at the top level are always courteous. Name calling is left to the foreign ministers.
– W. Averell Harriman

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The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
– Winston Churchill

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A diplomat these days is nothing but a head-waiter who’s allowed to sit down occasionally.
– Peter Ustinov

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Sincere diplomacy is no more possible than dry water or wooden iron.
– Joseph Stalin

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A drop of honey catches more flies than a hogshead of vinegar.
– Proverb

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Diplomacy means the art of nearly deceiving all your friends, but not quite deceiving all your enemies.
– Kofi Busia

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Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
– Otto von Bismarck