Quotes of Diplomat

“ To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomat — the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know exactly how much oil one must put with one's vinegar. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Consul. In American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman of the next generation. ”

- James Clarke

“ Never were abilities so much below mediocrity so well rewarded; no, not when Caligula's horse was made Consul. ”

- John Randolph

“ The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ I think the U.S. ambassador is way out of line. ”

- Stephen Harper

“ The fastest way for a politician to become an elder statesman is to lose an election. ”

- Earl Wilson

“ The function of a briefing paper is to prevent the ambassador from saying something dreadfully indiscreet. I sometimes think its true object is to prevent the ambassador from saying anything at all. ”

- Kingman Brewster

“ When a diplomat says yes he means perhaps; when he says perhaps he means no; when he says no he is no diplomat. ”

- Unknown

“ After this meeting with Ambassador Ross, I'm sure the U.S. understands very clearly how serious Israel is about seeing Palestinian compliance. ”

- Benjamin Netanyahu

“ A politician is a person with whose politics you don't agree; if you agree with him he's a statesman. ”

- David Lloyd George

“ He's a great ambassador for bowling. He makes you feel welcome. ”

- Jim Davis

“ I'd like to be the person I could have been but never was. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ PLENIPOTENTIARY, adj. Having full power. A Minister Plenipotentiary is a diplomatist possessing absolute authority on condition that he never exert it. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ I'd like to be the ambassador to the Bahamas. ”

- Eleanor Mondale

“ The world is wearied of statesmen; whom democracy has degraded into politicians. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ A politician looks forward only to the next election. A statesman looks forward to the next generation. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ We are weary of politicians' politicians. We want ours. ”

- Gerald Stanley Lee

“ At home, you always have to be a politician; when you're abroad, you almost feel yourself a statesman. ”

- Harold Macmillan

“ A politician thinks of the next election — a statesman, of the next generation. ”

- James Freeman Clarke

“ I'm sure Ambassador Han deeply regrets that he lost his temper, because the things he said are inexcusable. ”

- Christopher Hill

“ Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians. ”

- David Brinkley

“ A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman, of the next generation. ”

- James Freeman Clarke

“ Amateur bureaucrats are often even worse than professional bureaucrats. ”

- John McCarthy

“ An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the commonwealth. ”

- Sir Henry Wotton

“ That does a significant amount of damage to you. People have such negative opinions of politicians. They always assume politicians are guilty. ”

- Andrew Young

“ He who plays advisor is no longer ambassador. ”

- Pierre Corneille

“ It's a necessary quality of a diplomat or a politician that he will compromise. Uncompromising politicians or diplomats get you into the most terrible trouble. ”

- John Keegan

“ I have no problem with nudity. I can look at myself. I like walking around nude. It doesn't bother me. I see all the people walking around nude; it doesn't bother me. ”

- Ursula Andress

“ And for well over a hundred years our politicians, statesmen, and people remembered that this was a republic, not a democracy, and knew what they meant when they made that distinction. ”

- Robert Welch
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