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diplomacy

Cynical Definitions

n. The art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a blunt instrument.

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n. Lying for one's country.

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n. The art of letting someone have your way.

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Cynical Quotations

To kill one person is murder. To kill thousands is foreign policy.

— Moh-Tze

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Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.

— Will Rogers

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In archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known.

— Thomas Pickering

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