I'm convinced there's a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer.
It is better that aged diplomats be bored than for young men to die.Warren R(obinson) Austin
But the dreams of designing diplomats do not always prosper, and we must trust the future .john maynard keynes
Modern diplomats approach every problem with an open mouth.adlai stevenson
If we think of nations as "actors" on the world stage, diplomats are the stage hands.
May the pens of the diplomats not ruin again what the people have attained with such exertions.
How is the world ruled and led to war? diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print.Karl Kraus
diplomats and protocols are very good things, but there are no better peace-keepersthanwell-appointed three- deckers.Palmerston, HenryJohnTemple, 3rd Viscount
How is the world ruled and how do wars start? diplomats tell lies to journalists and then believe what they read. ~ Karl Kraus
It seems strangely difficult for some to realize that here in Asia is where the Communist conspirators have elected to make their play for global conquest, and that we have joined the issue thus raised on the battlefield; that here we fight Europe’s war with arms while the diplomats there still fight it with words; that if we lose the war to communism in Asia the fall of Europe is inevitable, win it and Europe most probably would avoid war and yet preserve freedom. As you pointed out, we must win. There is no substitute for victory.Douglas MacArthur