Quotes of Diplomatic

“ If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics. ”

- Will Rogers

“ I deliberately did not read anything about the Vietnam War because I felt the politics of the war eclipsed what happened to the veterans. The politics were irrelevant to what this memorial was. ”

- Maya Lin

“ If I seem to take part in politics, it is only because politics encircles us today like the coil of a snake from which one cannot get out, no matter how much one tries. I wish therefore to wrestle with the snake. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ There are no politics in war. Politics is the luxury of the safe-at-home. War is a lottery of survival. ”

- John Cory

“ My art will reflect not necessarily conscious politics but the unanalysed politics of my life. ”

- Carl Andre

“ Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed. ”

- Mao Zedong

“ The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. ”

- R. Buckminster Fuller

“ In politics, there is no use looking beyond the next fortnight. ”

- Joseph Chamberlain

“ The introduction of religious passion into politics is the end of honest politics, and the introduction of politics into religion is the prostitution of true religion. ”

- Lord Hailsham

“ A dictatorship is a country where they have taken the politics out of the politics. ”

- Samuel Himmel

“ I'm not taking any interest in politics. I'm not involved in politics in any way. My life is in writing now. ”

- Jeffrey Archer

“ I think that what most surprises anybody who goes into politics from even a modestly cerebral background is the vulgarity of much of the cut and thrust of politics. ”

- Chris Patten

“ People are very interested in politics, they just don't like it labelled politics. ”

- Douglas Hurd

“ Well, you know what, I'm 60 years old, and I've been interested in politics since I was on my daddy's knee. During the 1948 election, we were praying for Truman. I know a lot about politics. ”

- Roger Ebert

“ It's an honor putting art above politics. Politics can be seductive in terms of things reductive to the soul. ”

- Robert Redford

“ Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness. ”

- Otto Von Bismarck

“ I know what I say at times is not very diplomatic. ”

- Nikita Khrushchev

“ Divorce. A resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree. ”

- Dean Acheson

“ The diplomatic name for the law of the jungle. ”

- Ely Culbertson

“ Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you. ”

- Pericles

“ An act of terrorism totally outside the bounds of international law and diplomatic tradition. a crisis that calls for firmness and restraint. ”

- Jimmy Carter

“ The resolution has made a real threat of war go away and opens the way for further work in the interests of a political- diplomatic settlement of the situation around Iraq. ”

- Igor Ivanov

“ A diplomatic peace is not yet the real peace. It is an essential step in the peace process leading towards a real peace. ”

- Yitzhak Rabin

“ The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency. ”

- Theodore Roosevelt

“ There is no gambling like politics. Nothing in which the power of circumstance is more evident. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ My proposal to re-establish diplomatic relations - not necessarily friendly relations, but diplomatic relations - is a sensible, simple, and straightforward approach that will finally get us off dead center. ”

- Cyrus Vance

“ If I seem to take part in politics, it is only because politics encircles us today like the coil of a snake from which one cannot get out, no matter how much one tries. I wish therefore to wrestle with the snake. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ A politics that is not sensitive to the concerns and circumstances of people's lives, a politics that does not speak to and include people, is an intellectually arrogant politics that deserves to fail. ”

- Paul Wellstone

“ An alliance is like a chain. It is not made stronger by adding weak links to it. A great power like the United States gains no advantage and it loses prestige by offering, indeed peddling, its alliances to all and sundry. An alliance should be hard diplomatic currency, valuable and hard to get, and not inflationary paper from the mimeograph machine in the State Department. ”

- Walter Lippmann
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