diplomacy

A Quote by Daniele Vare on art and diplomacy

Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.

Daniele Vare

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A Quote by Caskie Stinnett on diplomacy and hell

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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A Quote by Brooke Foss Westcott on agreement, country, diplomacy, hell, home, life, problems, and time

A diplomat is a person who: -always knows what to talk about, but doesn't always talk about what he knows. -always tries to settle problems created by other diplomats. -can always make himself misunderstood. -can bring home the bacon without spilling the beans. -can say the nastiest things in the nicest way. -can tell you to go to hell so tactfully that you look forward to the trip. -comes right out and says what he thinks when he agrees with you. -divides his time between running for office and running for cover. -lets you do all the talking while he gets what he wants. -puts his cards on the table, but still has some up each sleeve. -will lay down your life for his country.

Brooke Foss Westcott (1825 - 1901)

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A Quote by Barbara Tuchman on diplomacy, fascism, influence, power, secrets, and world

Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliances, and, during the interwar period, appeasement of Fascism.

Barbara Tuchman (1912 - 1989)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on diplomacy

ULTIMATUM, n. In diplomacy, a last demand before resorting to concessions.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on country, diplomacy, power, and responsibility

MINISTER, n. An agent of a higher power with a lower responsibility. In diplomacy, an officer sent into a foreign country as the visible embodiment of his sovereign's hostility.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on art, country, diplomacy, lies, and patriotism

DIPLOMACY, n. Lying in state, or the patriotic art of lying for one's country.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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