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Diplomacy:  The art of saying "nice doggie" until you can find a rock.  ~Wynn Catlin

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

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

Diplomat:  A person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.  ~Caskie Stinett, Out of the Red, 1960

Diplomats are useful only in fair weather.  As soon as it rains they drown in every drop.  ~Charles de Gaulle

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

When a diplomat says yes he means perhaps; when he says perhaps he means no; when he says no he is no diplomat.  ~Author Unknown

A diplomat's life is made up of three ingredients:  Protocol, Geritol, and alcohol.  ~Adlai E. Stevenson

A Foreign Secretary is forever poised between the cliché and the indiscretion.  ~Harold MacMillan

An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the commonwealth.  ~Henry Wotton, Reliquiæ Wottonianæ

Diplomacy:  The business of handling a porcupine without disturbing the quills.  ~Author Unknown

I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis.  ~Star Trek, Mr. Spock

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