Top 100 Diplomatic Quotes

#1. a Libra. Balanced. Diplomatic. Even-tempered.

Leslye Walton

Diplomatic Quotes #13583
#2. 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.

Daisaku Ikeda

Diplomatic Quotes #17868
#3. Aside from their companionship, I'd brought Sage and Sky as ambassadors, hoping they would attract attention and open the door to conversations with strangers. In a moment, they fulfilled their diplomatic function.

Philip Caputo

Diplomatic Quotes #21414
#4. British education is probably the best in the world, if you can survive it. If you can't there is nothing left for you but the diplomatic corps.

Peter Ustinov

Diplomatic Quotes #32985
#5. Try to be pleasant to one another, get plenty of fresh air, read a good book now and then, depose your government when it suspends the free press, try to use the mechanism of the state to adjudicate fairly and employ diplomatic means wherever possible to avoid armed conflict.

Jasper Fforde

Diplomatic Quotes #46236
#6. You look concerned."
"Just that if you've started another war, I'd like a heads-up is all."
"The level of confidence you have in my diplomatic skills is overwhelming."
"What diplomatic skills?

Michael J. Sullivan

Diplomatic Quotes #59932
#7. How have you been?" my father asked.
Say something diplomatic ... something ... "If you build a tower in Lawrenceville, I will smash it, set it on fire, and salt the ground it stood on.

Ilona Andrews

Diplomatic Quotes #60592
#8. If I don't like someone, I'll let that person know. I'm not very diplomatic. I understand that.

Vijay Singh

Diplomatic Quotes #63718
#9. When I was in London at NBC, I was the lowest man on the totem pole. I would go to diplomatic receptions to meet people.

Leslie Cockburn

Diplomatic Quotes #74580
#10. We join Armenians around the world as we remember the terrible massacres suffered in 1915-1923 at the hands of the rulers of the Ottoman Empire. The United States responded to this crime against humanity by leading diplomatic and private relief efforts.

George H. W. Bush

Diplomatic Quotes #80832
#11. No diplomatic intervention will ever be made by any government that I lead in support of any individual terrorist's life. We have only indicated in the past, and will maintain a policy in the future, of intervening diplomatically in support of Australian nationals who face capital sentences abroad.

Kevin Rudd

Diplomatic Quotes #81792
#12. In a diplomatic negotiation, you always meet the same the other side all the time. Even if you should succeed in outsmarting him or in pressuring him, it only sets up a cycle in which he will try to get even.

Henry A. Kissinger

Diplomatic Quotes #82804
#13. We need to begin an all-out diplomatic offensive on Darfur in order to prepare the way for a peacekeeping force that can ensure protection for the people of Darfur.

Kendrick Meek

Diplomatic Quotes #97705
#14. People just want to hear some common sense ... and I bring to bear the experience in local government and state government and national government - I was the first woman in history on the Senate Finance Committee - not to mention the diplomatic international experience.

Carol Moseley Braun

Diplomatic Quotes #98550
#15. People take things too personally - I don't. If someone says something about me, I let it go. But unfortunately, everyone isn't like that. So I'm trying to be more diplomatic - but people always want a headline from me!

Sonam Kapoor

Diplomatic Quotes #106106
#16. The resolution has made a real threat of war go away and opens the way for further work in the interests of a political- diplomatic settlement of the situation around Iraq.

Igor Ivanov

Diplomatic Quotes #121387
#17. As a composer and as a musician I'm a true believer - and this is not to be overly diplomatic - I'm a believer that there's artistry in everything from a lawn gnome to a desk chair to a symphony to an Andy Warhol painting. There's art in absolutely everything.

Darren Criss

Diplomatic Quotes #135905
#18. 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.

Immaculee Ilibagiza

Diplomatic Quotes #144732
#19. Why are diplomatic cables secret at all?

Elliott Abrams

Diplomatic Quotes #145196
#20. How will I ever carry out diplomatic missions without someone to throw unpleasant nobles out the window?" "I'll

John Flanagan

Diplomatic Quotes #150203
#21. 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.

Ken Adam

Diplomatic Quotes #163563
#22. I think an awful lot of the diplomatic problems that exist in the world come from people assuming that their society is the one with a purchase on truth.

Andrew Solomon

Diplomatic Quotes #168183
#23. Bush, himself the most intellectually backward American president of my political lifetime, is surrounded by advisers whose bellicosity is exceeded only by their political, military and diplomatic illiteracy.

Gerald Kaufman

Diplomatic Quotes #173500
#24. Pope was aware there were other ways to get more diplomatic respect than bigger guns, of course. But while other diplomatic maneuvers sometimes worked and sometimes didn't, ultimately a big damn gun always commanded respect.

John Scalzi

Diplomatic Quotes #181658
#25. 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.

Earl Blumenauer

Diplomatic Quotes #191457
#26. Netanyahu is partnering up with Boehner to kick Obama in the teeth and sabotage one of the president's top diplomatic priorities. He is essentially telling American Jews to get lost: 'I have no regard for the president you support and no regard for your own political needs and desires.'

David Corn

Diplomatic Quotes #199410
#27. Players have a great deal of flexibility when conducting diplomatic relations with their allies.

Mike Simpson

Diplomatic Quotes #200479
#28. I know what I say at times is not very diplomatic.

Nikita Khrushchev

Diplomatic Quotes #205488
#29. Mychael stopped me with a hand on my arm. "Raine, when we get inside, let me answer all of the questions."
"What, you don't trust my diplomatic skills?"
"You don't have any.

Lisa Shearin

Diplomatic Quotes #220483
#30. 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.

Jack Schwartz

Diplomatic Quotes #220675
#31. Foe means enemy. Now, will we have differences of opinion with the Russians? Yes. Will they get mad at us from time to time, and we get mad at them? That's part of the normal diplomatic relations.

Colin Powell

Diplomatic Quotes #226643
#32. My father was not able to get all the vinyl he used to listen to with me. He couldn't travel as he did it because of his profession as a diplomatic career.

Rokia Traore

Diplomatic Quotes #229744
#33. We face the delicate question of the diplomatic fencing to be done so as to be sure Japan is put into the wrong and makes the first bad move ... The question was how we should maneuver them [the Japanese] into the position of firing the first shot.

Henry L. Stimson

Diplomatic Quotes #238182
#34. Israel is in the midst of a difficult military and diplomatic campaign against terrorists. An organisation that works to prove allegations that Israel is committing war crimes should be so good as to do so with its own resources and not with civilian national service volunteers and state funds.

Uri Orbach

Diplomatic Quotes #244024
#35. As a Korean War Veteran, I know too well the troubling nature of war. This is why I will always support a diplomatic answer before military intervention.

Charles B. Rangel

Diplomatic Quotes #252420
#36. I'm too diplomatic. I tend to edit my mind before I speak - it can be incredibly draining.

Erin O'Connor

Diplomatic Quotes #260790
#37. North Korea has certainly, in the past, used detainees to initiate diplomatic exchanges with the United States.

Elise Hu

Diplomatic Quotes #263331
#38. With new emerging powers coming to the fore, equipped with growing economic, military and diplomatic resources. And the more players come to play, the more the playing field will change.

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Diplomatic Quotes #281683
#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.

Nick Saban

Diplomatic Quotes #290977
#40. No one's interested really in knowing what policies or diplomatic initiatives or arms negotiations might have been compromised by me.

Aldrich Ames

Diplomatic Quotes #300347
#41. Everything ends this way in France - everything. Weddings, christenings, duels, burials, swindlings, diplomatic affairs - everything is a pretext for a good dinner.

Jean Anouilh

Diplomatic Quotes #300725
#42. On free commerce, open communication, shared knowledge, secular politics, religious coexistence, international law, and diplomatic immunity.

Jack Weatherford

Diplomatic Quotes #309773
#43. The Israeli government has proved over the past year its commitment to peace, both in words and deeds. By contrast, the Palestinians are posing preconditions for renewing the diplomatic process in a way they have not done over the course of 16 years.

Benjamin Netanyahu

Diplomatic Quotes #315347
#44. My love," he said, his voice intent, "you are welcome to all that I am, all that I have. I would destroy the planet for you. I was even diplomatic for you, which was a bigger sacrifice. A little power drain is nothing.

Patricia Briggs

Diplomatic Quotes #320223
#45. 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.

Ilona Andrews

Diplomatic Quotes #322406
#46. I am pleased though that there's a possibility of a diplomatic solution [in Syria]. I remain somewhat skeptical, but I am pleased that it's a possibility and I think people like myself who've been arguing for delaying this bombing, have allowed this diplomatic possibility to occur.

Rand Paul

Diplomatic Quotes #327301
#47. My father was a diplomatic officer. As a diplomat's daughter, you have to learn to present yourself very early on.

Kathleen Turner

Diplomatic Quotes #334736
#48. I believe President Bush is one of the most dangerous leaders in the world. He is not in search of peaceful and diplomatic solutions.

Bianca Jagger

Diplomatic Quotes #339458
#49. People who run environmental groups and things like that, who have to listen to all kinds of nonsense and keep their tempers, are very diplomatic and very inclusive.

Sigourney Weaver

Diplomatic Quotes #344976
#50. For many decades, Myanmar was on the receiving end of very public diplomatic scoldings, often backed up by sanctions.

Najib Razak

Diplomatic Quotes #350142
#51. It is frankly a mistake of amateurs to believe you can gain the upper hand in a diplomatic negotiation.

Henry A. Kissinger

Diplomatic Quotes #358571
#52. If a decade of diplomatic life had taught Toby one thing, it was to treat every crisis as normal and soluble.

John Le Carre

Diplomatic Quotes #364071
#53. I would like to be George Clooney diplomatic. I just don't have the wherewithal yet or the inner serenity.

Shia Labeouf

Diplomatic Quotes #365641
#54. Now, there are important rules in Fairyland, rules from which I shall one day be exempt, when my papers have been processed at last and I am possessed of the golden ring of diplomatic immunity.

Catherynne M Valente

Diplomatic Quotes #404400
#55. My proposal to re-establish diplomatic relations - not necessarily friendly relations, but diplomatic relations - is a sensible, simple, and straightforward approach that will finally get us off dead center.

Cyrus Vance

Diplomatic Quotes #404786
#56. Our mission is not to impose our peculiar institutions upon other nations by physical force or diplomatic treachery but rather by internal peace and prosperity to solve the problem of self-government and reconcile democratic freedom with national stability.

Benjamin Harrison

Diplomatic Quotes #435097
#57. 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.

Mitchell Reiss

Diplomatic Quotes #436310
#58. I don't think America should be the policeman of the world, but we have to be engaged and we have to be a leader, and that comes from strong economic growth, a strong military, good diplomatic efforts, and integrating our business community. I just think it's a whole new paradigm.

John Kasich

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#59. I was initially assigned to the American Consulate in Aden, not as Principal Officer but as a supernumerary officer to handle Yemen affairs. We had no resident diplomatic mission in Yemen at the time. People from Aden went up to Yemen regularly.

Hermann Eilts

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#60. It is good to be on your guard against an Englishman who speaks French perfectly; he is very likely to be a card-sharper or an attache in the diplomatic service.

W. Somerset Maugham

Diplomatic Quotes #444627
#61. President Obama announced that he's going to reopen diplomatic relations with Cuba. He wants to act before Seth Rogen makes a movie about Castro.

Conan O'Brien

Diplomatic Quotes #452646
#62. [I am] saddened, saddened, that this president [Bush] failed so miserably at diplomacy that we're now forced to go to war. Saddened that we have to give up one life because this president couldn't create the kind of diplomatic effort that was so critical for our country.

Tom Daschle

Diplomatic Quotes #468470
#63. He was so diplomatic he hardly spoke at all...

Dave Duncan

Diplomatic Quotes #484902
#64. The government favors the most diplomatic language. That's why any letter to them should always start with, "Dear turkeys and foul maggots ... "

Christopher Titus

Diplomatic Quotes #496544
#65. So you know, formally, what the government here is saying is that Israel's prime minister announced the appointment on Twitter. He didn't follow diplomatic protocol. But what we know is that it's about much more than that. It is about who Dani Dayan is.

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

Diplomatic Quotes #500985
#66. Dirk Moeller didn't know if he could fart his way into a major diplomatic incident. But he was ready to find out.

John Scalzi

Diplomatic Quotes #513269
#67. We must persuade Iran not t have nuclear weapons through peaceful and diplomatic means. We want a peaceful planet.

Mitt Romney

Diplomatic Quotes #517703
#68. Isn't this exactly why you chose not to contest my claim?"
"Damn straight. I don't have your touch for diplomacy."
Doc barked out a laugh. "If you think Drake's diplomatic, my boy, it's a good thing you're his second. I'd hate to see what you'd consider diplomacy.

Chudney Thomas

Diplomatic Quotes #523852
#69. Mom offered to go over and smooth things out, but I think that Dad and I both realized that given her temper, her diplomatic mission might end up with a restraining order against our family.

Gayle Forman

Diplomatic Quotes #539889
#70. Would we, if we could, educate and sophisticate pigs, geese, cattle? Would it be wise to establish diplomatic relation with the hen that now functions, satisfied with mere sense of achievement by way of compensation? I think we're property.

Whitley Strieber

Diplomatic Quotes #552525
#71. What we have said and - and - and with which I concur is that we should use every diplomatic and political vehicle that's available to us to keep Iran from becoming a nuclear capability state.

Mitt Romney

Diplomatic Quotes #586832
#72. Technically, Japan and South Korea normalized their diplomatic ties 50 years ago, but this wasn't included in the Normalization Treaty because forced prostitution, coerced sex just was taboo to even talk about.

Elise Hu

Diplomatic Quotes #606926
#73. You always have to be diplomatic with music, with classical, with whatever you do.

David Garrett

Diplomatic Quotes #616682
#74. But it is not, as we say when we are being diplomatic, a fruitful source of inquiry.

Robin McKinley

Diplomatic Quotes #619420
#75. If Bradley Manning was the person who copied the secret US diplomatic cables to WikilLeaks, he is a hero for exposing human rights abuses.

Peter Tatchell

Diplomatic Quotes #657053
#76. My father had been in the German Diplomatic Service, and although he had been in the United States since World War II and out of diplomacy, it was something that was very much talked about in the family. So when I went to college, it was always my intention to try to get into the Foreign Service.

Hermann Eilts

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#77. Never be diplomatic and careful about the treasure God gives. This is poverty triumphant.

Oswald Chambers

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#78. When I was 16, I definitely burned a couple of bridges by saying, 'I won't do this!' I was not diplomatic about it. I came to a fitting and was like, 'I don't wear fur; cancel this show!'

Cameron Russell

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#79. What's the use in being diplomatic? I'd rather just pull my weapon and wing it.

C.J. Redwine

Diplomatic Quotes #687080
#80. And I try to be as diplomatic as I can, but it always ends up being a psychodrama up there on stage.

John Zorn

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#81. If the North Korean side shows no sincerity in solving the nuclear weapon, abduction and missile issues, then the likelihood of normalization of diplomatic relations is very slim.

Koichi Haraguchi

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#82. 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.

James Rollins

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#83. The Obama administration has vastly expanded the use of armed drones and concentrated a great deal of diplomatic effort on building and maintaining alliances that share information about terrorists, provide access to get near them, and then strike against them.

Elliott Abrams

Diplomatic Quotes #732856
#84. 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.

Hideki Tojo

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#85. I've met a lot of people in the diplomatic corps who were in love with the sound of their own voice, but this guy. He and his voice should just get a room.

John Scalzi

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#86. Fifty years of isolating Cuba had failed to promote democracy, setting us back in Latin America. That's why we restored diplomatic relations, opened the door to travel and commerce, and positioned ourselves to improve the lives of the Cuban people.

Barack Obama

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#87. 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.

Tom Daschle

Diplomatic Quotes #752453
#88. More scientific language and less diplomatic rhetoric may make this world even better.

Wen Jiabao

Diplomatic Quotes #757104
#89. War is never a happy solution, but it may be the only solution. We must exhaustively explore other possible solutions before we make the choice for war. Every political and diplomatic effort should be made to avoid war while achieving your objective.

Colin Powell

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#90. Let me say with a Georgia accent that we cannot solve this problem if it requires a diplomatic passport to claim the rights of an American citizen.

Dean Rusk

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#91. 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.

Bob Barr

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#92. 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.

John Scalzi

Diplomatic Quotes #809181
#93. In January 1961, the United States severed diplomatic relations in response to Cuban nationalisation of U.S.-owned sugar plantations, banks and businesses.

Tariq Ali

Diplomatic Quotes #810645
#94. In running Wilson Sonsini, it's all people-to-people skills. Those people-to-people skills translate into diplomatic skills.

John Roos

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#95. My diplomatic position will not consist of going and kneeling down in front of George Bush.

Segolene Royal

Diplomatic Quotes #818990
#96. Divorce: a resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries.

Ambrose Bierce

Diplomatic Quotes #845215
#97. Well obviously, when you're in a band you have to diplomatic about things. Everybody wants to put in their two cents and while sometimes it works, often times it also doesn't, and a lot of times it leads to arguments, like when there's too many cooks in the kitchen.

Dino Cazares

Diplomatic Quotes #847803
#98. I always say that it's not really been a good day if you haven't caused a major diplomatic incident by lunchtime,' Otto said with a grin.

Mark Walden

Diplomatic Quotes #859394
#99. As a liberal and progressive, I abhor the notion of conflict and bloodshed and very much want to find a diplomatic solution to the Iran nuclear issue.

Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

Diplomatic Quotes #864246
#100. Sharia is the impetus behind multinational diplomatic efforts to accommodate Sharia blasphemy prohibitions on expression that offends Muslims.

Frank Gaffney

Diplomatic Quotes #873035

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