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, July 14, 2010

Diplomat's Daily Quotable

Two great quotes today.

Diplomat's Daily Quotable:

Words:  "The world is older than the state.  Words form and reform states.  Those who run states know the power of words and attempt to control them."
-Richard Stern, quoted by George P. Schultz, 1993.

"Words are swords."

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