n. The art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a blunt instrument.
n. The art of letting someone have your way.
n. Lying for one's country.
To kill one person is murder. To kill thousands is foreign policy.
Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.
— Will Rogers
In archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known.
— Thomas Pickering