Diplomats Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Diplomats

#1. Even we schoolchildren know that ordinary diplomats don't drive around in unmarked cars carrying Glock pistols. - Author: Malala Yousafzai
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#2. Palestinian guerrillas, in a bold and coordinated action, created this newest crisis Sunday, and in doing so they accomplished what they set out to do: they thrust back into the world's attention a problem diplomats have tended to shunt aside in hesitant steps towards Middle East peace. - Author: Kai Bird
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#3. Army: A body of men assembled to rectify the mistakes of the diplomats. - Author: Josephus Daniels
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#4. I met senators, diplomats and the President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. - Author: Jean Craighead George
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#5. The Iraqi regime was supporting terrorist cells all over the world. We had to expel three Iraqi diplomats from the Philippines because of evidence that they were either in touch with Abu Sayyaf or doing their own espionage. - Author: Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
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#6. Liberals and international diplomats (a distinction without a difference) have notorious difficulty understanding how to deal with totalitarian regimes. - Author: Mona Charen
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#7. Now is not the time to look at the past. Lets look forward to the future.
Diplomats know very well that these are standard slogans for those who are engaged in serious crimes. - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#8. In archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known. - Author: Thomas R. Pickering
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#9. Foreign diplomats could have modeled their conduct on the way the Negro postmen, Pullman porters, and dining car waiters of Roxbury [Massachusetts] acted, striding around as if they were wearing top hats and cutaways. - Author: Malcolm X
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#10. There are three species of creatures who when they seem coming are going, when they seem going they come: diplomats, women, and crabs. - Author: John Hay
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#11. [After college] I was going to study at the Sorbon and become a diplomat. Being a diplomat comes in handy when you are dealing with record companies. - Author: Gloria Estefan
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#12. The diplomats were at their customary business of making the world safe for new wars. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#13. She was a riddle, who mysteriously possessed her own solution, a secret, and what are all diplomats' secrets compared with this, an enigma, and what in all the world is so beautiful as the word that solves it? - Author: Soren Kierkegaard
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#14. The Vatican has always had a core of diplomats for centuries. It has ambassadors in 180 countries and always played a kind of behind-the-scene role in many world issues. - Author: Sylvia Poggioli
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#15. The more both sides follow the example of those intrepid early diplomats to bridge the gaps in understanding and interests, the better chance we will have of making progress. - Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
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#16. Music has a role, fashion has a role, cinema has a role, intellectuals have a role, parliamentarians, politicians, diplomats
all of it. - Author: Riyad Mansour
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#17. Diplomats operate through deadlock, which is the way by which two sides can test each other's determination. Even if they have egos for it few heads of government have the time to resolve stalemates, their meetings are too short and the demands of protocol too heavy. - Author: Henry A. Kissinger
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#18. I'd like to think the best bunker buster is a diplomat. - Author: Scott Ritter
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#19. The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy - give one and take ten - Author: Mark Twain
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#20. War may represent the failure of diplomacy, but even the best diplomats operate on credit. Sooner or later someone who's less reasonable than you are is going to call you, and if your military can't cover your I.O.U.s, you lose. - Author: David Weber
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#21. I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats, and for me, only the people who take the Metro. - Author: Charles De Gaulle
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#22. I have to be as much diplomat as a photographer. - Author: Alfred Eisenstaedt
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#23. Diplomats make it their business to conceal the facts, and politicians violently denounce the politicians of other countries. - Author: Margaret Sanger
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#24. I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I tell them the truth and they never believe me. - Author: Camillo Di Cavour
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#25. Aretha with no goals, eternally single & one step soft of heaven/ let it be understood that she owns this melody along with her emotional diplomats & her earth & her musical secrets - Author: Bob Dylan
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#26. The basic quality for the diplomat is not intelligence but loyalty. - Author: C. Northcote Parkinson
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#27. The big risk to British lives in 2013 is in Afghanistan. Our troops, diplomats and aid workers have made a big contribution there. But while there is an end date for Western engagement, 2014, there isn't a proper end game. - Author: David Miliband
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#28. Modern diplomats approach every problem with an open mouth. - Author: Arthur Goldberg
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#29. When the Chinese court deigned to send envoys abroad, they were not diplomats, but "Heavenly Envoys" from the Celestial Court. - Author: Henry Kissinger
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#30. Originally I wanted to be a diplomat, and by attrition I started giving up that idea. - Author: John Gimlette
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#31. Make it plain that you have no time for war, that you have more important things to do ... let the diplomats and marshals of the earth shoot each other. - Author: Wilhelm Reich
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#32. How is the world ruled and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists and then believe what they read. - Author: Karl Kraus
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#33. British diplomats who worked in Iran during the 1980 hostage crisis are deeply upset by Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning film 'Argo,' which suggests they refused shelter to the group who managed to get out of the U.S. embassy. - Author: Simon Hoggart
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#34. American diplomacy is easy on the brain but hell on the feet. - Author: Charles G. Dawes
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#35. And so it has appeared to some analysts and diplomats that the White House and us are playing as one team toward the economic goals of the United States, even if the intentions differ. - Author: Osama Bin Laden
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#36. Analysts, scholars, business people, diplomats, and journalists involved with China spend so much time questioning one another's biases and loyalties that they have even settled on two opposing categories: 'panda huggers' versus 'panda sluggers.' - Author: Evan Osnos
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#37. People also don't care about the daily comings and goings of diplomats and yet we must report it. - Author: Roone Arledge
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#38. British would use every means from persuasion to bribery in Morocco and when those failed the wives of British diplomats knew what they had to do to further Britain's interests. - Author: Margaret MacMillan
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#39. Diplomats lie with a heavy sense of destiny. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#40. It looks like the financial giants of the world have bungled as much as the diplomats and politicians. This would be a great time in the world for some man to come along that knew something. - Author: Will Rogers
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#41. He was one of those diplomats who like and know how to work, and, despite his laziness, he occasionally spent nights at his desk. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#42. In the end, the work of diplomats continues even while others fight. So, it's not necessarily true that everyone needs to march. - Author: David Brin
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#43. A king should know his people. That's why I sneak out,' he murmurs. 'I do it in the capital too, and at the war front. I like to see how things really are in the kingdom,instead of being told by advisers and diplomats. That's what a good king would do. - Author: Victoria Aveyard
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#44. Journalists are in the same madly rocking boat as diplomats and statesmen. Like them, when the Cold War ended, they looked for a new world order and found a new world disorder. If making and conducting foreign policy in today's turbulent environment is difficult, so is practicing journalism. - Author: Henry Grunwald
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#45. Timing: The alpha and omega of aerialists, jugglers, actors, diplomats, publicists, generals, prizefighters, revolutionists, financiers, dictators, lovers. - Author: Marlene Dietrich
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#46. Fools are in great demand, especially on social occasions. They embarrass everyone but provide material for conversation. In their positive form, they become diplomats. - Author: Umberto Eco
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#47. All revered spiritual leaders, political leaders, and diplomats, captains of industry, intellectuals, and winning generals exhibit genuine humility that empowers them to act with integrity and courage under the most distressing circumstances. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#48. Journalists couldn't do their jobs overseas without taking risks, and the same is true for diplomats and intelligence officers. - Author: David Ignatius
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#49. Many at the State Department think its their job, not the Army's, to develop cultural and regional expertise and relationships. In such quarters, the RAF concept looks less like an innovative approach to global risk management than yet another military effort to replace diplomats with soldiers. - Author: Rosa Brooks
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#50. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. - Author: Aiden Wilson Tozer
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#51. British diplomats and Anglo-American types in Washington have a near-superstitious prohibition on uttering the words 'Special Relationship' to describe relations between Britain and America, lest the specialness itself vanish like a phantom at cock-crow. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#52. Most other documents leaked to WikiLeaks do not carry the same explosive potential as candid cables written by American diplomats. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#53. Diplomats negotiate. That's what I do on my show. So I consider myself a diplomat in showbiz. - Author: Woody Milintachinda
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#54. An American diplomat is sometimes like a bull who carries his own china shop around with him. - Author: Winston Churchill
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#55. Ah, these diplomats! What chatterboxes! There's only one way to shut them up - cut them down with machine guns. Bulganin, go and get me one! - Author: Joseph Stalin
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#56. I went off to a school with the children of CEOs and diplomats. To be able to be at home with that group of people and at home with the desperately poor has been good for me in preparation for my coming to Washington. - Author: James Green Somerville
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#57. In a chaotic world, U.S. diplomats will probably have even less contact with the people they need to reach. - Author: David Ignatius
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#58. Today, only two groups in the United States have total immunity from lawsuits: foreign diplomats and HMOs. We believe it's time to end diplomatic immunity for HMOs. Holding them accountable is the only way to guarantee that you get the health care your family deserves. - Author: Tom Harkin
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#59. I've traveled with Jack Murtha to Iraq three times to learn more about the region, talk with our diplomats and military leaders, and meet with our troops. Those visits are the main reason that I opposed the War in Iraq since its inception. - Author: John B. Larson
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#60. How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print. - Author: Karl Kraus
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#61. The [Carter] administration doesn't know the difference between a diplomat and a doormat. - Author: Ronald Reagan
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#62. The sexual organs are the most sensitive organs of the human being. They are not diplomats. They tell the truth. - Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer
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#63. Diplomats and politicians, blowing with the wind. No substance, no beliefs, no real friendships. - Author: Andrew Crofts
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#64. Can you imagine a writer in England influencing? Absolutely not. And in France? It used to be, but no more-absolutely not. France used to, at least, have writers as diplomats, but not any more. - Author: Nadine Gordimer
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#65. How do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists, then believe what they read. - Author: Karl Kraus
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#66. 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
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#67. Diplomacy, of course, is a subtle and nuanced craft, so much so that it's said that when the most wily diplomat of the nineteenth-century passed away, other diplomats asked, on reports of his death, What do you suppose the old fox meant by that? - Author: Ronald Reagan
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#68. Today's announcement projects a picture of profound weakness in U.S. diplomacy. It should not have been a heavy lift for our diplomats in New York and in foreign capitals to recruit the necessary 96 affirmative votes to seat the United States in the new council. - Author: Tom Lantos
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#69. When a diplomat says yes, he means perhaps. When he says perhaps, he means no. When he says no, he is not a diplomat. When a lady says no, she means perhaps. When she says perhaps, she means yes. But when she says yes, she is no lady. - Author: Alfred Denning, Baron Denning
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#70. Only professional diplomats, inveterate idiots and women view diplomacy as a long-term substitute for war. - Author: David Mitchell
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#71. 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
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#72. I am a soldier and accustomed to risking my life every day. I am full of the fire of youth; I cannot act with the restraint of an accomplished diplomat. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#73. It is easy to overlook the importance of the young in underdeveloped countries. It is the natural course for nations, and diplomats, and those who publish newspapers, to speak to the established order. Seeking out the young requires a conscious effort. - Author: Robert Kennedy
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#74. But the dreams of designing diplomats do not always prosper, and we must trust the future . - Author: John Maynard Keynes
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#75. The symbolic significance of individual athletes' achievements has sometimes proved more productive than the negotiations of diplomats or politicians. - Author: Richard Attias
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#76. If this becomes a negotiation by diplomats, it will never be resolved. We need to keep this among scientists. Space - Author: Andy Weir
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#77. They tend to be civil servants, often diplomats drawn from the Foreign Office, who may be very pleasant, intelligent people, but once they get inside the Palace they're riveted to the status quo and they lose track of public opinion in the real world. - Author: Anthony Holden
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#78. I am saying that I am trying to minimize the donations to these groups by talking to diplomats. The transparency bill also has the purpose of enabling the Israeli public and members of Knesset to know whose interests certain organizations represent. - Author: Ayelet Shaked
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#79. One thing we got to be thankful for our Soldiers can win wars faster than our Diplomats can talk us into them, - Author: Will Rogers
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#80. Diplomats were invented simply to waste time. - Author: David Lloyd George
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#81. Diplomats do not know how to negotiate, they only know how to keep their job. - Author: Donald Trump
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#82. My biggest, you know, regret is what happened in Benghazi. It was a terrible tragedy losing four Americans - two diplomats and, now it's public so I can say, two CIA operatives. - Author: Hillary Clinton
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#83. I have so much respect for policy makers and diplomats, but I could never be a politician because of the way they dress! - Author: Azita Ghanizada
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#84. Show me one Iranian diplomat we killed! I can show you many Saudi diplomats who were killed by Iran. - Author: Adel Al-Jubeir
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#85. 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
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#86. Let's make a deal with the Serbs. Neither history nor emotion in the Balkans will permit multinationalism. We have to give up on the illusion of the last eight years ... Dayton isn't working. Nobody - except diplomats and petty officials - believes in a sovereign Bosnia and the Dayton accords. - Author: Franjo Tudjman
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#87. Certainly Afghans in general and women in particular want a country in which security is a daily reality rather than a campaign slogan or the focus of drive-by speeches from diplomats dropping in for the day. - Author: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
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#88. The real secret about diplomats is that we're trained to say something, when there is nothing to say, and to say nothing when there is something to say. - Author: Jon Huntsman Jr.
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#89. Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in every drop. - Author: Charles De Gaulle
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#90. There are no innocents in Gaza, don't let any diplomats who want to look good in the world endanger your lives - mow them down! - Author: Michael Ben-Ari
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#91. It's interesting that there are only two groups of people in our country who are not held accountable for their behavior or decisions. One is exempted by the constitution, and that is foreign diplomats. The other, through a loophole, is HMOs. - Author: Debbie Stabenow
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#92. A Duke couldn't have the arse hanging out of his trousers when meeting foreign diplomats. Actually even plain old Sam Vimes never had the arse hanging out of his trousers, either, but no one would have actually started a war if he had. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#93. God, a born extremist, is the diplomat's worst enemy. Quite apart from the fact that His decrees are irrevocable, the Absolute will not allow anyone to relativize matters. - Author: Regis Debray
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#94. I have spent time discussing the American political system and current events in Taiwan with the junior diplomats, and they have repeatedly expressed their country's desire to avoid confrontation with China. - Author: Michael K. Simpson
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#95. A diplomat ... is not worthy of the name unless he can say 'no' and make the other person like it - or at least not be offended by it. - Author: Margery Wilson
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#96. If all the diplomats were kicked out, the UN could be turned into the finest bordello in the world and do just as much, if not more, for international harmony. - Author: F. Paul Wilson
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#97. I am sure you have met diplomats; they probably travel far less than you do. Okay, they get to know a place very intensely - sometimes only the capitol city. - Author: John Gimlette
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#98. That is why diplomats smile: it is not hypocrisy - it is a sort of metaphysical awareness of the human impossibility of their task. - Author: Charles Malik
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#99. All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means. - Author: Zhou Enlai
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#100. Like all diplomats, Walter hated it when monarchs talked directly to each other, instead of through their ministers. Anything could happen then. - Author: Ken Follett
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