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 21, 2010

Diplomat's Daily Quotable- Q

An argument for the importance of quarreling quietly...

Quarrel, of friends: "The quarrels of friends are the opportunities of foes."

Questions:  Never ask a question unless you're sure the answer will help your cause.

This one should be on the front page of everyone's notebook.

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