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Definitions of Diplomacy


I recently saw two definitions of diplomacy that I liked very much. I've included them below with the original attributions and have made no effort to ascertain their accuracy. I think the quotes stand on their own, regardless of who is purported to have said them. <bq author="Otto von Bismarck">Diplomacy is the art of building ladders to allow people to climb down gracefully.</bq> <bq author="Churchill">Diplomacy is the art of telling someone to go to hell in such a manner that they look forward to the trip.</bq>