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1. "No one's interested really in knowing what policies or diplomatic initiatives or arms negotiations might have been compromised by me."
Author: Aldrich Ames
2. "Diplomats and politicians, blowing with the wind. No substance, no beliefs, no real friendships."
Author: Andrew Crofts
3. "Congress has shortchanged not only foreign aid but foreign policy. A mistaken notion that diplomats are unimportant and hence undeserving of support grips conservative legislators, especially."
Author: Anthony Lewis
4. "My dad was a diplomat and after living in America, where I was born, he was posted to Cairo."
Author: Arabella Weir
5. "Going to war against Iran - whether one calls such a move 'surgical' or 'total' - would be an extremely serious undertaking; with worldwide economic, military, diplomatic and human ramifications in both the short- and the long-term."
Author: Bob Barr
6. "In order to be a diplomat, one must speak a number of languages, including doubletalk."
Author: Carey Williams
7. "The world can no longer be left to mere diplomats, politicians, and business leaders. They have done the best they could, no doubt. But this is an age for spiritual heroes- a time for men and women to be heroic in their faith and in spiritual character and power. The greatest danger to the Christian church today is that of pitching its message too low."
Author: Dallas Willard
8. "Behold the Drojim Palace," King Urgit said extravagantly to Sadi, "the hereditary home of the House of Urga.""A most unusual structure, You Majesty," Sadi murmured."That's a diplomatic way to put it." Urgit looked critically at his palace. "It's gaudy, ugly, and in terribly bad taste. It does, however, suit my personality almost perfectly."
Author: David Eddings
9. "Diplomats were invented simply to waste time."
Author: David Lloyd George
10. "Lucy was suffering from the most grievous wrong which this world has yet discovered: diplomatic advantage had been taken of her sincerity, of her craving for sympathy and love. Such a wrong is not easily forgotten. Never again did she expose herself without due consideration and precaution against rebuff. And such a wrong may react disastrously upon the soul."
Author: E.M. Forster
11. "As has been pointed out with Libya, the debate over Libya, sometimes we allow diplomatic relations with imperfect regimes because progress can best be made through engagement instead of isolation."
Author: Earl Blumenauer
12. "I majored in political communications, so I intended to be a diplomat."
Author: Edgar Ramirez
13. "I'm acting for the same reasons I wanted to become a diplomat. I've thought about it a lot and concluded that I wanted to become a diplomat because it was a way to explore human nature. For the same reason that at one point in college, I wanted to be a sociologist."
Author: Edgar Ramirez
14. "A diplomat is a man who thinks twice before he says nothing."
Author: Edward Heath
15. "That's exactly where they send entry-level diplomats. After you cut your teeth on a few civil wars and a famine or two, you might get lucky and be given a plum post somewhere in the SECOND World."
Author: Elle Lothlorien
16. "Oh, and Mr. Montgomery? I think I counted about four dozen important-sounding words and almost no substance at all in that explanation. I don't think you should close the door on your diplomatic career entirely."
Author: Elle Lothlorien
17. "Hitler was such an anomalous character - he was so over-the-top chaotic in his approach to statesmanship, his manner and in the violence which overwhelmed the country initially. I think diplomats around the world... felt like something like that simply would not be tolerated by the people of Germany."
Author: Erik Larson
18. "Watching it all, I had a panic attack.Holy shit! Most of the Thirld World sees America through the actions of backpackers. They're our diplomats in places like this. Our grungy kissingers. These folks must think we're all drawstring pant-wearing, Hacky-Sacking, white Rasta freaks. We're doomed."
Author: Franz Wisner
19. "These, gentlemen, are my rules: if I don't succeed, I keep trying; if I do succeed, I keep quiet; and in any case I don't undermine anyone. I'm not an intriguer, and I'm proud of it. I wouldn't make a good diplomat. They also say, gentlemen, that the bird flies to the fowler. That's true, and I'm ready to agree: but who is the fowler here, and who is the bird? That's still a question, gentlemen!"
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
20. "A lady must be born of unsullied blood for at least three generations, on each side of her house. Think for a minute about where you are going to fulfil that condition. Then she must be gentle by nature, and rearing. She must know all there is to learn from books, have wide experience to cover all emergencies, she must be steeped in social graces, and diplomatic by nature. She must rise unruffled to any emergency, never wound, never offend, always help and heal, she must be perfect in deportment, virtue, wifehood and motherhood. She must be graceful, pleasing and beautiful. She must have much leisure to perfect herself in learning, graces and arts—"
Author: Gene Stratton Porter
21. "A well-trained diplomat is supposed to write French, for example, like an angel, but to speak it with the peculiar gutlessness of a Geneva nancy-boy."
Author: Geoffrey Household
22. "He had undoubtedly not availed himself of the ministry archives, archives that might have revealed to him that Iranian diplomats in Paris, from this, his own Foreign Ministry, had taken it upon themselves to issue Iranian passports to Jews escaping the very Holocaust they were aware of, but that he now denied."
Author: Hooman Majd
23. "Though drones, avatars and even humans are one thing; the loss of any is not without moral and diplomatic import, of course, but might be dismissed as merely unfortunate and regrettable, something to be smoothed over through the usual channels. Attacking a ship, on the other hand, is an unambiguous act of war."
Author: Iain Banks
24. "Author says her father was so diplomatic that when people came to him for solutions, people not only accepted them, but they believed they thought of them."
Author: Immaculee Ilibagiza
25. "Israel is now sustaining a war for its own existence. A nation defending its citizens against terrorist bombings and a military and diplomatic onslaught by an array of Arab foes is practicing survival, not genocide."
Author: Jack Schwartz
26. "Despite his image as a bloody tyrant, Genghis was also forward thinking. His empire had the first international postal system, invented the concept of diplomatic immunity, and even allowed women in its councils. But more importantly, the Mongols were also unprecedented in their religious tolerance."
Author: James Rollins
27. "White House and State Department foreign-policy experts are overwhelmingly directed towards military and diplomatic issues, not development issues."
Author: Jeffrey Sachs
28. "Halt," said the elegant diplomat, "when you asked me to marry you, did you think we could just sneak off to a glade in the woods with a few close friends and get it done?"Halt hesitated. "Well, no...of course not."As a matter of fact, that was exactly what he had thought. A simple ceremony, a few friends, some food and drink and then he and Pauline would be a couple. But he felt that it might not be wise to admit that right now."
Author: John Flanagan
29. "It's a necessary quality of a diplomat or a politician that he will compromise. Uncompromising politicians or diplomats get you into the most terrible trouble."
Author: John Keegan
30. "Horace Walpole, the writer and politician, meanwhile, once saw Mademoiselle la Chevalière d'Éon, known in her day as a transvestite-diplomat-spy, teaching fencing to the Cosways' guests in the midst of a party.16,17"
Author: Jon Meacham
31. "Diplomatic #@@@@@##%%%%#%%%%@@@@@@$$$$$####!!! Immunity?"
Author: Joss Whedon
32. "Out in the world I go! Muggers! Autograph hounds! Junkies! People with real jobs! Maybe an easy lay! United Nation functionaries and diplomats!"
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
33. "Vasily chortled. "What a diplomat you've become! You've a most refreshing way about you. Given time, I have no doubt that, despite your humble antecedents, you will learn to conduct yourself with the restraint and elegance of a noblewoman.""You mean I'll learn to shut up?"
Author: Leigh Bardugo
34. "He knew very well that love could be like the most beautiful singing, that it could make death inconsequential, that it existed in forms so pure and strong that it was capable of reordering the universe. He knew this, and that he lacked it, and yet as he stood in the courtyard of the Palazzo Venezia, watching diplomats file quietly out the gate, he was content, for he suspected that to command the profoundest love might in the end be far less beautiful a thing than to suffer its absence."
Author: Mark Helprin
35. "La démocratie vit de mouvements, de changements, d'agencements contractuels, de temps fluides, de dynamiques permanentes, de jeux dialectiques. Elle se crée, vit, change, se métamorphose, se construit en regard d'un vouloir issu de forces vivantes. Elle recourt à l'usage de la raison, au dialogue des parties prenantes, à l'agir communicationnel, à la diplomatie autant qu'à la négociation. La théocratie fonctionne à l'inverse : elle nait, vit et jouit de l'immobilité, de la mort et de l'irrationnel. La théocratie est l'ennemie la plus à craindre de la démocratie, avant-hier à Paris avant 1789, hier à Téhéran en 1978, et aujourd'hui chaque fois qu'Al-Quaïda fait parler la poudre."
Author: Michel Onfray
36. "You are intelligent, you are diplomatic, you are beautiful, and you are and always will be...[he kisses her]...MINE..."
Author: Neil Jordan
37. "Collegial, "He is an Iranian military intelligence officer with diplomatic cover. As"
Author: Nelson DeMille
38. "At Florence which included diplomatic missions to various European courts. Imprisoned"
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
39. "I don't think I'm complicated at all. I'm not political, and I'm not trying to be diplomatic. I don't want to hurt anybody's feelings, and I don't say bad things about people. There is no agenda. There's no trying to fool somebody."
Author: Nick Saban
40. "To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomat - the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know how much oil to mix in with one's vinegar."
Author: Oscar Wilde
41. "As we draw on the grace of God He increases voluntary poverty all along the line. Always give the best you have got every time; never think about who you are giving it to; let other people take it or leave it as they choose. Pour out the best you have, and always be poor. Never reserve anything; never be diplomatic and careful about the treasure God gives."
Author: Oswald Chambers
42. "I maintain that many an inventor, many a diplomat, many a financier is a sounder philosopher than all those who practice the dull craft of experimental psychology."
Author: Oswald Spengler
43. "You weren't able to talk sense into him?"Well, we kind of tried to kill each other in a duel to the death."I see. You tried the diplomatic approach."
Author: Rick Riordan
44. "A diplomat had been kidnapped, a cabinet minister had been kidnapped, they were under threats of murder. The police forces were rather tired. After a whole week, we were unable to find those that had effected the kidnappings."
Author: Robert Bourassa
45. "I tried to be diplomatic, but mostly I just lied a lot."
Author: Stephenie Meyer
46. "Diplomats and bureaucrats may function differently, but they achieve exactly the same results."
Author: Testy McTesterson
47. "A real diplomat is one who can cut his neighbor's throat without having his neighbor notice it."
Author: Trygve Lie
48. "For me, the day job comes first. That's why I call myself a diplomat who writes, not a writer who masquerades as a diplomat. If the day job demands it, I won't write at all. I write in what I call 'the crevices of my day job', and that comes only on weekends."
Author: Vikas Swarup
49. "I didn't care about that because I'm not a diplomatic person to begin with. I just went along with things and did what I wanted to do because I knew they had to shoot their 12 pages a day. And when they realized that I didn't alter the text they really didn't mind what I did."
Author: William Devane
50. "A diplomatic peace is not yet the real peace. It is an essential step in the peace process leading towards a real peace."
Author: Yitzhak Rabin

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