FAO Quotables

"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
-Anne Applebaum

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Diplomats Dictionary Daily Quotable

Diplomat's Dictionary Daily Quotables:

Diplomacy: "Diplomacy is the application of intelligence and tact to the conduct of officical relations between governments of independent states."  -Ernest Satow 1917

Diplomacy, aim of, durable relations: "Diplomacy should aim, not at incidental or opportunist arrangements, but at creating solid and durable relations."  -Harold Nicholson, citing Cardinal Richelieu

Diplomacy, defined: "Diplomacy is letting someone else have your way." Lester B. Pearson, 1965.

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