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

Friday, July 23, 2010

Diplomats Daily Quotable- O

Opportunities:  "He who seizes the right moment is the right man."
-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Order, vulnerability of establish: "Revolutionaries almost always start from a position of inferior strength.  They prevail because the established order is unable to grasp its own vulnerability." 
Henry Kissinger, 1994.

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