... the patriotic art of lying for one's country.
A diplomat is a man who remembers a lady's birthday but forgets her age.
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.
A drop of honey catches more flies than a hogshead of vinegar.
Diplomacy - the art of letting someone have your way.
Diplomacy --- the art of saying "Nice doggie" 'til you can find a stick.
Diplomacy is a disguised war, in which states seek to gain by barter and intrigue, by the cleverness of arts, the objectives which they would have to gain more clumsily by means of war.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.
Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice Doggie!" till you can find a rock.
Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest things in the nicest way.
Diplomacy: lying in state.
Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it.... You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.
I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I speak the truth, and they never believe me.
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.
The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy--give one and take ten.