Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock.
If diplomacy fails, we will have war.
Regrettably, good politics is not always good diplomacy.
The Long War is 90% intellectual, communications, political, economic, diplomacy, and intelligence focused.
Newt Gingrich -- Status of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence -- http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.23345/pub_detail.asp(retrieved 06/29/06)
In the defense of our nation, a president must be a clear-eyed realist. There are limits to the smiles and scowls of diplomacy. Armies and missiles are not stopped by stiff notes of condemnation. They are held in check by strength and purpose and the promise of swift punishment.
George W. Bush
Maybe you should work on your diplomacy a little bit.
Laurie Halse Anderson -- The Impossible Knife of Memory
We’re getting a bit more into diplomacy now.
Kiera Cass -- The Elite
A study in feminine diplomacy," Elise added.
Kiera Cass -- The One
Diplomacy is a large part of being a trouper.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
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Marissa Meyer -- Cinder
I was tempted to add especially when I am tied to a small child named Meg, but my natural diplomacy won out.
Rick Riordan -- The Trials of Apollo
She couldn’t warn Chaol—because if she were wrong, then it would ruin not just her friendship with Nehemia, but also the princess’s efforts at diplomacy.
Sarah J. Maas -- Throne of Glass
Blake told them to handle the Stones with oily diplomacy.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
My crash course in diplomacy had lasted a little over an hour.
V.S. Naipaul -- A Bend in the River
"It is true that Mr. Wandati is uniquely comfortable with solitude," I said, opting for cautious diplomacy.
Khaled Hosseini -- And The Mountains Echoed
With his son, however, he employed the diplomacy he reserved for important occasions and, adopting a quiet tone, discussed the whole matter.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
That wasn’t what I would do if I were sending a diplomacy party into enemy territory.
Stephenie Meyer -- Breaking Dawn
It’s a grief to see the best of Zairean genius and diplomacy spent on bare survival, while fortunes in diamonds and cobalt are slipped daily out from under our feet.
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Poisonwood Bible
The CIA and dollar diplomacy.
Stephen King -- The Shining
Besides, people were interested in everything-in strategy in diplomacy in politics, in Zionism-but not in their own fate.
Elie Wiesel -- Night
I hoped that diplomacy might prevail, that Hera or Demeter or Hestia would make the two brothers see sense.
Rick Riordan -- The Lightning Thief
"But, however that may be," resumed the nephew, glancing at him with deep distrust, "I know that your diplomacy would stop me by any means, and would know no scruple as to means."
Charles Dickens -- A Tale of Two Cities
French, the language of diplomacy.
Ernest Hemingway -- For Whom the Bell Tolls
"Well, Fernand, I must say," said Caderousse, beginning the conversation, with that brutality of the common people in which curiosity destroys all diplomacy, "you look uncommonly like a rejected lover;" and he burst into a hoarse laugh.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
For reasons of diplomacy Kumalo decided first to go to the chief.
Alan Paton -- Cry, the Beloved Country
Like many other simple-hearted souls, it was her pet vanity to believe she was endowed with a talent for dark and mysterious diplomacy, and she loved to contemplate her most transparent devices as marvels of low cunning.
Mark Twain -- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
He’s gifted in diplomacy.
Frank Herbert -- Dune
For though the French commander bore a high character for courage and enterprise, he was also thought to be expert in those political practises which do not always respect the nicer obligations of morality, and which so generally disgraced the European diplomacy of that period.
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Last of the Mohicans
He needs all his levelheadedness and diplomacy, as editor of the New Canadian, since that s the only paper left to us now.
Joy Kogawa -- Obasan
The group had two hours to wait between trains and, as it was taxing the diplomacy of the sober members of the party to keep the Fontaines from fighting each other and perfect strangers in the depot, Ashley brought them all home to Aunt Pittypat’s.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
O, a jesuit for your life, for diplomacy!
James Joyce -- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
The Prefect was fond of the cant of diplomacy.
Edgar Allan Poe -- The Purloined Letter
There is a naive side, I suppose, in all diplomacy; but if my pupils practiced upon me, it was surely with the minimum of grossness.
Henry James -- The Turn of the Screw
Aren’t you in diplomacy?
Edith Wharton -- The Age of Innocence
She gave two or three sighs, for the stooping posture hurt her back, and, for all her diplomacy, she felt that she was growing old.
E.M. Forster -- A Room With A View
I personally dislike the greasy dissimulation of diplomacy.
Tom Clancy -- The Hunt for Red October
James Taggart let it be understood-in unfinished sentences and undefined hints-that his friends in Washington, whom he never named, wished to see a railroad line built in Mexico, that such a line would be of great help in matters of international diplomacy, that the good will of the public opinion of the world would more than repay Taggart Transcontinental for its investment.
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
We cannot settle this problem by diplomacy and suaveness, by "policy" alone.
W. E. B. Du Bois -- The Souls of Black Folk
He combined his stations behind the trees and the pedestals of the statues with a profound diplomacy, so that he might be seen as much as possible by the young girl and as little as possible by the old gentleman.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
Again I call out all my diplomacy, and again as soon as the thing was about at an end, our friend the government clerk gets hot and red, and his sausages stand on end with wrath, and once more I launch out into diplomatic wiles.
Leo Tolstoy -- Anna Karenina
It’s a beautiful Utopian dream of the abolition of war, diplomacy, banks, and so on—something after the fashion of socialism, indeed.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky -- The Brothers Karamazov
Loving a man or hating him, his diplomacy was as wrongheaded as a buffalo’s; and his wife had not ventured to suggest the course which she, for many reasons, would have welcomed gladly.
Thomas Hardy -- The Mayor of Casterbridge
I studied diplomacy.
Rick Bragg -- All Over but the Shoutin’
Pointing to a picture of a woman in camouflage operating a field radio, Khan asked, "Your American military sends women into battle nowadays, does it?""Not usually," Mortenson said, searching for diplomacy, "but women in our culture are free to choose any career."
Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin -- Three Cups of Tea
As they stepped into the machine he hurriedly slapped the paint of diplomacy over a rather box-like plan he had conceived.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- This Side of Paradise
In a town like this, where everyone lived on top of everyone else, diplomacy was essential.
Stephenie Meyer -- Twilight
With his usual frankness and delicacy he told Mrs. Haggistoun that he would give her a cheque for five thousand pounds on the day his son was married to her ward; and called that proposal a hint, and considered it a very dexterous piece of diplomacy.