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)
I gather from a lawyer that there was a rehearsal yesterday. We haven't a hope. I know the presiding judge too: I've had the misfortune to sleep with his wife. He was specially picked.
(November 24, 1808 - )
It's a good marketing tool. You get to see our name out there.
Both your friend and your enemy think you will never die.