Diplomacy Quotes, Sayings about being diplomat - Page 2

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

Diplomacy, n. Lying in state, or the patriotic art of lying for one’s country.
– Ambrose Bierce

A real diplomat is one who can cut his neighbor’s throat without having his neighbor notice it.
– Trygve Lie

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

A nation with a goofy foreign policy needs a very serious policy of defense.
– P. J. O’Rourke

The only summit meeting that can succeed is the one that does not take place.
– Barry M. Goldwater

Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
– John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

Diplomacy is the art of saying “Nice doggie!” till you can find a rock.
– Wynn Catlin

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

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

He who walks in the middle of the road gets hit from both sides.
– George P. Shultz

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

American diplomacy is easy on the brain but hell on the feet.
– Charles G. Dawes

When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.
– Winston Churchill

Modern diplomats approach every problem with an open mouth.
– Arthur J. Goldberg

All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means.
– Chou En-Lai

Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died.
– Andrew Young

I never refuse. I contradict. I sometimes forget.
– Benjamin Disraeli

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