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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. "The only way to speak is diplomatically, and British is the imperial English tongue. I have expelled all claims to American independence from my pronunciation, and I have never felt more liberated."
Author: Bauvard
3. "I believe President Bush is one of the most dangerous leaders in the world. He is not in search of peaceful and diplomatic solutions."
Author: Bianca Jagger
4. "So I'm over there in England, you know, trying to get news about the [L.A.] riots... and all these Brit people are trying to sympathize with me... 'Oh Bill, crime is horrible. Bill, if it's any consolation crime is horrible here, too.' ...Shutup. This is Hobbitown and I am Bilbo Hicks, Okay? This is a land of fairies and elves. You do not have crime like we have crime, but I appreciate you trying to be, you know, Diplomatic. You gotta see English crime. It's hilarious, you don't know if you're reading the front page or the comic section over there. I swear to God. I read an article - front page of the paper - one day, in England: 'Yesterday, some Hooligans knocked over a dustbin in Shafsbry.' Wooooo... 'The hooligans are loose! The hooligans are loose! What if they become roughians? I would hate to be a dustbin in Shafsbry tonight."
Author: Bill Hicks
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. "Finally, and definitely the coolest part, is that you get a card from the State Department that gives you diplomatic immunity. I wasn't exactly sure what diplomatic immunity meant, so I asked around to see if I could kill someone. Not someone important, of course, but someone normal - like Doug. I never got a call back on the question so I'm operating under the assumption that I can."
Author: Bob Goff
7. "I like ducks." Jem observed diplomatically. "Esspecially the ones in Hyde Park." He glanced side ways at Will; both boys were sitting at the edge of a high table, thier legs dangling over the side. "Remember when you tried to convince me to feed pultry pie the the mallards in the park to see if you couls breed a race of cannibal ducks?""They ate it too," Will reminisced. "Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck."
Author: Cassandra Clare
8. "History is filled with tragic examples of wars that result from diplomatic impasse. Whether in our local communities or in international relations, the skillful use of our communicative capacities to negotiate and resolve differences is the first evidence of human wisdom."
Author: Daisaku Ikeda
9. "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
10. "And I found Jesus very disturbing, very straightforward. He wasn't diplomatic, and yet I felt like if I met Him, He would really like me. Don, I can't explain how freeing that was, to realize that if I met Jesus, He would like me. I never felt like that about some of the Christians on the radio. I always thought if I met those people they would yell at me. But it wasn't like that with Jesus."
Author: Donald Miller
11. "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
12. "The theoretical postulate of all diplomatic discussion between nations is the assumed willingness of every nation to do justice."
Author: Elihu Root
13. "Sharia is the impetus behind multinational diplomatic efforts to accommodate Sharia blasphemy prohibitions on expression that offends Muslims."
Author: Frank Gaffney
14. "If the cost of naming the enemy is diplomatically or politically unacceptable, then the war is not likely to go well."
Author: George Friedman
15. "As I said to Speedicut, it's hell in the diplomatic."
Author: George MacDonald Fraser
16. "Wisdom is an artful method—a skillful, tactical, fair, and diplomatic use of knowledge."
Author: Greg Koukl
17. "However, even during the preparations for action, we laid our plans in such a manner that should there be progress through diplomatic negotiation, we would be well prepared to cancel operations at the latest moment that communication technology would have permitted."
Author: Hideki Tojo
18. "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
19. "Special Circumstances had always been the Contact section's moral espionage weapon, the very cutting edge of the Culture's interfering diplomatic policy, the elite of the elite, in a society which abhorred elitism. Even before the war, its standing and its image within the Culture had been ambiguous. It was glamorous but dangerous, possessed of an aura of roguish sexiness - there was no other word for it - which implied predation, seduction and even violation…No other part of the Culture more exactly represented what the society as a whole really stood for, or was more militant in the application of he Culture's fundamental beliefs. Yet no other part embodied less of the society's day-to-day character."
Author: Iain Banks
20. "I kept my hands firmly on the iron rail before me. Grabbing the weight bar and walloping the Beast Lord upside the head wouldn't be the best diplomatic move."I'm sorry, Your Majesty." There. I was civil. It almost killed me."Apology accepted.""Will there be anything else?"Your Arrogance."
Author: Ilona Andrews
21. "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
22. "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
23. "Andrew is such a diplomatic name. Or at least it is for the first three letters, as and is a word that works hard to join things together and promote cohesiveness."
Author: Jarod Kintz
24. "White House and State Department foreign-policy experts are overwhelmingly directed towards military and diplomatic issues, not development issues."
Author: Jeffrey Sachs
25. "In Sweden, I went to an English school, where there was a mishmash of people from all over the world. Some were diplomatic kids with a lot of money, some were ghetto kids who came up from the suburbs, and I grew up in between. There's a community of second generation immigrants, and I became part of that because I had an American father."
Author: Joel Kinnaman
26. "For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence -- on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed. It conducts the Cold War, in short, with a war-time discipline no democracy would ever hope or wish to match."
Author: John F. Kennedy
27. "Tessa distinguished absolutely between pain observed and pain shared. Pain observed is journalistic pain. It's diplomatic pain. It's television pain, over as soon as you switch off your beastly set. Those who watch suffering and do nothing about it, in her book, were little better than those who inflicted it. They were the bad Samaritans."
Author: John Le Carré
28. "Yes, Hart, I went commando to a diplomatic function," Harry said, and then motioned to his body. "And now, as you can see, I'm going Spartan so a midget can whack me with a stick." He bent and picked up his Bongka. "Honestly, Hart. Help me out here. Focus a little."
Author: John Scalzi
29. "And I try to be as diplomatic as I can, but it always ends up being a psychodrama up there on stage."
Author: John Zorn
30. "Diplomatic #@@@@@##%%%%#%%%%@@@@@@$$$$$####!!! Immunity?"
Author: Joss Whedon
31. "The diplomatic representatives of the United States of America to other nations are almost entirely Jews."
Author: Julius Streicher
32. "Stay here til I come to fetch you."I no longer recognize you in the Republic of Joy," I loftily informed him. "Our diplomatic ties are severed."Unsever them," he growled, "or the Country of Raphael will be forced to declare your republic a protectorate."Dictator," I muttered.For life," he agreed."
Author: Katie MacAlister
33. "To be successful, you really have to put your ego in the background and try to be diplomatic to achieve what you want to achieve."
Author: Ken Adam
34. "Just so you know, I speak English. You don't have to macho-speak with shit like ‘you with me' after you macho-speak with a bunch of bossing me around. I get you. I'm with you. Or if I'm not, I'll tell you.""Noted," he muttered but sounded like he was smiling. I made the diplomatic decision not to look."
Author: Kristen Ashley
35. "Again, I think we have much greater diplomatic weight by having all of us sit on the same side of the table wanting the same thing, and putting it to the North Koreans."
Author: Mitchell Reiss
36. "Collegial, "He is an Iranian military intelligence officer with diplomatic cover. As"
Author: Nelson DeMille
37. "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
38. "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
39. "World War I was not inevitable, as many historians say. It could have been avoided, and it was a diplomatically botched negotiation."
Author: Richard Holbrooke
40. "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
41. "Even when I was at CIA, I'd go to visit foreign leaders and I'd say, 'You know, I'm not a diplomat. I'm just an old CIA guy'... I said, 'If I wanted to be diplomatic, I'd have been a diplomat.'"
Author: Robert M. Gates
42. "But it is not, as we say when we are being diplomatic, a fruitful source of inquiry."
Author: Robin McKinley
43. "My diplomatic position will not consist of going and kneeling down in front of George Bush."
Author: Segolene Royal
44. "Messages continued to arrive from the Earl of Warwick, urging Londoners to hold firm for King Harry. Marguerite d'Anjou and her son were expected to land at any time, while from St Albans, Edward sent word that Harry of Lancaster was to be considered a prisoner of state. At that, John Stockton, the Mayor of London, contracted a diplomatic virus and took to his bed."
Author: Sharon Kay Penman
45. "I tried to be diplomatic, but mostly I just lied a lot."
Author: Stephenie Meyer
46. "In her first game of high-stakes diplomatic poker, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is leaving the table dressed only in a barrel."
Author: Tim LaHaye
47. "We have exhausted all of our diplomatic effort to get the Iraqis to comply with their own agreements and with international law. Given that... we have got to force them to comply, and we are doing so militarily."
Author: Tom Daschle
48. "The patience of the American public with dilatory diplomatic delays will be very limited."
Author: Tom Lantos
49. "The most diplomatic statement you can use for the person you hate:"If I would have water, and you would be on fire,...I would drink IT."
Author: Tuba Javed
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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