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diplomacy
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Definition the practice or skill of managing international relations or skillful management of relations in general
  • She's not known for her diplomacy.
  • Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock.
    Will Rogers
  • If diplomacy fails, we will have war.
  • 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)
  • Regrettably, good politics is not always good diplomacy.
  • 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
  • Diplomacy is the art of knowing what not to say.
    Matthew Trump
  • With his son, however, he employed the diplomacy he reserved for important occasions and, adopting a quiet tone, discussed the whole matter.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • For a man caught, as it were, between his skipper and the great West Wind silence is the safest sort of diplomacy.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  The Mirror of the Sea
  • Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments.
    Frederick the Great
  • Sanctions must be part of an overall strategy that integrates diplomacy and coercion in an informed and effective manner...
    John R. Bolton  --  American Justice and the International Criminal Court  --  http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.22883/pub_detail.asp (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • I was vexed to think that my diplomacy had been in vain.
    Christie, Agatha  --  The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  • But he was an elderly man with much experience and knowledge of law and diplomacy.
    Stoker, Bram  --  The Lair of the White Worm
  • Diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means.
    Zhou En Lai
  • Today's speech is the opening salvo in a campaign of public diplomacy...
    Mackubin Thomas Owens  --  National Review Online  --  http://article.nationalreview.com/print/?q=NjdlZGZhMWFjMjY4YmJhZjkyM2U0NmQxY2RiMjMxZmQ= (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • "Our time has not yet come," Granet admitted, "but before long, unless diplomacy can avert it, fate will be knocking at our doors, too."
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Kingdom of the Blind
  • Only a little management, a little diplomacy, a little—intriguing, that's the word.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Barnaby Rudge - A Tale Of The Riots Of 'Eighty
  • Aramis smiled, as he had long known that in diplomacy D'Artagnan acknowledged no superior.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Man in the Iron Mask
  • CHAPTER 40 'Brown's object was to gain time by fooling with Kassim's diplomacy.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Amongst these may be reckoned war and diplomacy.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1

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