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Funny Quotations about Diplomacy

quotations about diplomacy

Diplomacy, the art of conducting negotiations and managing relations between nations, plays a pivotal role in maintaining peace, fostering cooperation, and advancing global progress. It requires tact, cultural sensitivity, strategic thinking, and a profound understanding of the complexities of international relations. Diplomacy stands at the intersection of politics, communication, and conflict resolution.

This collection of funny quotations explores the world of diplomacy. They reflect on the nuances of international negotiations, the role of diplomacy in navigating conflicts and fostering alliances, and the traits of successful diplomats. These quotations, drawn from statesmen, diplomats, and scholars, shed light on the delicate balance of power, persuasion, and compromise that characterizes diplomatic endeavours. Whether you're a student of international relations, a professional in the field, or someone interested in the mechanisms of global cooperation, these quotations offer a deeper understanding and appreciation of the vital art of diplomacy.

"Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock." Will Rogers (American actor and humorist, 1879-1935)

"War is failure of diplomacy." John Dingell (American politician, 1926-2019)

Diplomacy is like jazz: endless *variations on a theme.*boredom.*piano riffs.* Richard Holbrooke (American diplomat, 1941-2010)

"Diplomacy, n. is the art of letting somebody else have your way." David Frost (English broadcaster and writer, 1939-2013)

Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest things *in the nicest way.*while threatening war.*all at once.* Isaac Goldberg (American journalist, 1887-1938)

"Diplomacy: the art of restraining power." Henry Kissinger (American politician, 1923-)

"Part of diplomacy is to open different definitions of self-interest." Hillary Clinton (American politician, 1947-)

"Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week." Will Rogers (American actor and humorist, 1879-1935)

"American diplomacy: watching somebody trying to do joinery with a chainsaw." James Hamilton-Paterson (English writer, 1941- )

"Kissinger brought peace to Vietnam the same way *Napoleon*Germany*Italy* brought peace to Europe: by losing." Joseph Heller (American novelist, 1923-99)

"Diplomacy: lying in state." Oliver Herford (English-born American humorist, 1863-1935)

"There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full." Henry Kissinger (American politician, 1923-)

"The French are masters of 'the dog ate my homework' school of diplomatic relations." P. J. O'Rourke (American humorous writer, 1947-)

"The chief distinction of a diplomat is that he can say no in such a way that it sounds like yes." Lester Bowles Pearson (Canadian statesman, 1897-1972)

"A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to *hell*London*the shops* in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip." Caskie Stinnett (American writer, 1911-98)

"A diplomat these days is nothing but a *head-waiter*lap dog*postman* who's allowed to sit down occasionally." Peter Ustinov (British actor, director, and writer, 1921-2004)

"An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." Henry Wotton (English poet and diplomat, 1568-1639)

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