Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.
All war represents a failure of diplomacy
(April 03, 1925 - )
Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock.
(November 04, 1879 - August 15, 1935)
There are few ironclad rules of diplomacy but to one there is no exception. When an official reports that talks were useful, it can safely be concluded that nothing was accomplished.
John Kenneth Galbraith
(October 15, 1908 - April 29, 2006)
Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in every drop.
Charles de Gaulle
(November 22, 1890 - November 09, 1970)
These deals leave standalone entities in a precarious position given likely competition from larger companies. BellSouth and Qwest have to decide how important a national presence is.
In many countries, the birth process, particularly in Asia, is considered very dirty. We've tried to adapt the cultural practice to what can be safer. In Nepal and Bangladesh, we proposed just gently wiping the baby for the first week and then doing a bath.
The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great that I thought I was in a dream.