“Diplomacy is a disguised war, in which states seek to gain by barter and intrigue, by the cleverness of arts, the objectives which they would have to gain more clumsily by means of war.”
“The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy - give one and take ten”
“Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest things in the nicest way.”
“Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it... You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.”
“All war represents a failure of diplomacy”
“Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.”
Otto von Bismarck
“Sincere diplomacy is no more possible than dry water or wooden iron”
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