Diplomacy is the art of saying ""nice doggie"" until you can find a rock.
I may not be the sharpest tool in the shed but at least I'm blunt!
I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.
In the end, the work of diplomats continues even while others fight. So,it's not necessarily true that everyone needs to march.
As I said to Speedicut, it's hell in the diplomatic.
Diplomacy and virtue do not make easy companions.
It is a principle of diplomacy that one must know something of the truth in order to lie convincingly.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible ,and no one can now doubt the word of America.
Diplomacy in general does not resolve conflicts. Wars end not due to peace processes, but due to one side giving up.
Diplomacy is not an end in itself if it does not advance U.S. interests.
Trying to negotiate getting a couple of kids to watch the same TV show requires serious diplomacy.
You learn, just as you learn good manners, how to approach things with a certain amount of diplomacy.