Quotations on Diplomacy
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We always have hoped that American diplomacy deploys itself in dialogue and persuasion rather than by ultimatums. That is the path we want in international relations.
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Keywords: American, Diplomacy, Persuasion, Want)
Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise, diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public, hence ultimately of failure.
- Alvin Adams
(Keywords: Failure, Diplomacy, Public)
The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along.
- Richard Armitage
(Keywords: Power, War, Finance, Intelligence, Diplomacy, Fight, Fighting, Law, Military, Terrorism, Today, Tools, Wage)
Diplomacy is more than saying or doing the right things at the right time, it is avoiding saying or doing the wrong things at any time.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Time, Diplomacy, Right, Saying, Wrong)
Our dependence on foreign energy sources is our Achilles heel, not just in the realm of diplomacy, but in terms of our future as the world's economic leader.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Leader, Dependence, Diplomacy, Energy, Future, World)
Diplomacy is not an end in itself if it does not advance U.S. interests.
- John Bolton
(Keywords: Diplomacy, End)
Globalization, far from putting an end to power diplomacy between States, has, on the contrary, intensified it.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Power, Diplomacy, End, Globalization, states)
Though no one wants war, Congress needed to give the President the authority he needs to protect America while encouraging the use of diplomacy and negotiations to try and arrive at a peaceful solution to this problem.
- Allen Boyd
(Keywords: War, Encouraging, America, Authority, Congress, Diplomacy, Needs, President, Solution)
For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible - and no one can now doubt the word of America.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: America, Diplomacy, Doubt, Now, Word, Words)
Diplomacy means the art of nearly deceiving all your friends, but not quite deceiving all your enemies.
- Kofi Busia
(Keywords: Art, Diplomacy, Enemies, Friends)
And we ought to work our diplomacy first and I think it's a reason it's going to respond increasingly to our diplomacy particularly with the president's direct involvement in the peace process, and I think that's extraordinarily important.
- Frank Carlucci
(Keywords: Peace, Work, Diplomacy, First, President, Reason)
In the world of diplomacy, some things are better left unsaid.
- Lincoln Chafee
(Keywords: Diplomacy, World)
This president failed so miserably in diplomacy that we are now forced to war.
- Tom Daschle
(Keywords: War, Diplomacy, Now, President)
To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.
- Will Durant
(Keywords: Art, Diplomacy, Nothing)
Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations, in politics, perhaps even in business; in science only one thing matters, and that is the facts.
- Hans Eysenck
(Keywords: Science, Politics, Business, Diplomacy, Facts, Tact)
There are few ironclad rules of diplomacy but to one there is no exception. When an official reports that talks were useful, it can safely be concluded that nothing was accomplished.
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Keywords: Diplomacy, Nothing, Rules)
The safety of the republic being the supreme law, and Texas having offered us the key to the safety of our country from all foreign intrigues and diplomacy, I say accept the key... and bolt the door at once.
- Andrew Jackson
(Keywords: Being, Country, Diplomacy, Key, Law, Safety)
The time draws near, when a radical change must take place for the whole world in the management of diplomacy.
- Lajos Kossuth
(Keywords: Change, Time, Management, Diplomacy, Radical, World)
You learn, just as you learn good manners, how to approach things with a certain amount of diplomacy.
- Robert MacNeil
(Keywords: Diplomacy, Manners)
We must continue to pursue peace through diplomacy, but we must also not shrink from our responsibility through the option of strength. We must take advantage of internal resistance and change from within Iran to avert this path of mutual destruction.
- Michael McCaul
(Keywords: Change, Peace, Strength, Destruction, Diplomacy, Responsibility)
Our challenge in this regard will be to broaden the scope of our federal funds in terms of international diplomacy, development aid, and international assistance. Many Latinos in the United States look at Latin America and see trouble brewing.
- Robert Menendez
(Keywords: Development, America, Challenge, Diplomacy, states, Trouble, United, Will)
America must continue diplomacy, even as we continue the war, to expand the coalition of the willing to share the burden of war and to share the responsibility and the economic cost of rebuilding Iraq.
- Barbara Mikulski
(Keywords: War, America, Burden, Diplomacy, Iraq, Responsibility)
Like Prince von Bismarck in diplomacy, I have no secrets.
- Albert J. Nock
(Keywords: Diplomacy, Secrets)
If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely, and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy but just wage a total war, our children will sing great songs about us years from now.
- Richard Perle
(Keywords: War, Vision, Children, Diplomacy, Now, Songs, Wage, Will, World, Years)
Diplomacy in general does not resolve conflicts. Wars end not due to peace processes, but due to one side giving up.
- Daniel Pipes
(Keywords: Peace, Diplomacy, End, Giving)
I think if I had to do it over again, I'd do it the same way. I would just put more resources into getting the public diplomacy part much stronger than we were able to.
- John Poindexter
(Keywords: Diplomacy, Public)
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.
- Will Rogers
(Keywords: War, Diplomacy, Soldiers)
Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock.
- Will Rogers
(Keywords: Art, Diplomacy, Saying)
English, once accepted as an international language, is no more secure than French has proved to be as the one and only accepted language of diplomacy or as Latin has proved to be as the international language of science.
- Edward Sapir
(Keywords: Science, Diplomacy, English, Language)
We think it will be shortly afterwards, but it seems a terrible thing to gamble with such big stakes in diplomacy without having your master card in your hand.
- Henry L. Stimson
(Keywords: Diplomacy, Will)
I believe the military should be wary of diplomacy until war is declared; then the State Department should keep its nose out and let the military do whatever is necessary to win.
- Stuart Symington
(Keywords: War, Diplomacy, Military, State)
Preemption is the right of any nation in order to preserve its National Security; however, preemptive war is a tactic, not a strategy. When used as a strategy preemption dilutes diplomacy, creates an atmosphere of distrust, and promotes regional instability.
- Ellen Tauscher
(Keywords: War, Strategy, Diplomacy, Distrust, Nation, National security, Order, Right)
Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliances, and, during the interim period, appeasement of Fascism.
- Barbara Tuchman
(Keywords: Power, Diplomacy, Fascism, Influence, Old, World)
Widowhood had done nothing to curb my smart mouth. So much for diplomacy.
- Esther Williams
(Keywords: Diplomacy, Nothing)
Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died.
- Andrew Young
(Keywords: Diplomacy, Xerox)