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DIPLOMACY, n. The patriotic art of lying for one's country.


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DIPLOMACY, n. The patriotic art of lying for one's country.
AMBROSE BIERCE
DIPLOMACY, n. Lying in state, or the patriotic art of lying for one's country.
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... the patriotic art of lying for one's country.
AMBROSE BIERCE
There are four kinds of homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy.” ~ Ambrose ...
J.J. MCAVOY
Diplomacy, n. is the art of letting somebody else have your way.
DAVID FROST
Diplomacy, n. is the art of letting somebody else have your way.
DAVID FROST
No formal course in fiction-writing can equal a close and observant perusal of the stories of Edgar ...
H. P. LOVECRAFT
Diplomacy: lying in state.
OLIVER HEREFORD
Diplomacy: lying in state.
OLIVER HERFORD
Diplomacy... the art of restraining power.
HENRY KISSINGER
Diplomacy... the art of restraining power.
HENRY KISSINGER
Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.
HENRY KISSINGER
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.
DANIELE VARE
It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
ALFRED ADLER
Diplomacy is the art of knowing what not to say.
MATTHEW TRUMP
Diplomacy -- the art of letting someone have your own way.
UNKNOWN
It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
ALFRED ADLER
Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.
WINSTON S. CHURCHILL
I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at le...
KURT VONNEGUT JR.
Acting is like lying. The art of lying well. I'm paid to tell elaborate lies.
MEL GIBSON
Statistics is the art of lying by means of figures.
WILHELM STEKEL
PROPHECY, n. The art and practice of selling one's credibility for future delivery.
AMBROSE BIERCE
Diplomacy is the art of saying Nice doggie! till you can find a rock.
WYNN CATLIN
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
AMERICAN PROVERB
To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.
WILL DURANT
ARCHITECTURE, n: The art of how to waste space.
PHILIP JOHNSON
For the hackneyed art of lying without injury to anyone, Rushbrook, to his shame, was proficient.
ELIZABETH INCHBALD
Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie!" till you can find a rock.
WYNN CATLIN
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
WILL ROGERS
Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock.
WILL ROGERS
Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock.
G. K. CHESTERTON
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
WILL ROGERS
Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie!" till you can find a rock.
WYNN CATLIN
The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make. ...
VICE PRESIDENT DAN QUAYLE
The Spaniard is gallant and patriotic, and sacrifices everything, in favorable moments, for his coun...
JOSE RIZAL
Let the people know the truth and the country is safe
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There's something I will say: In the U.S., people are very patriotic. Their patriotism is obviou...
MARINE LE PEN
Diplomacy means the art of nearly deceiving all your friends, but not quite deceiving all your enemi...
KOFI BUSIA
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
SUN TZU
Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of Art.
OSCAR WILDE
You've got to be patriotic. You've got to be proud of the country that you come from.
TOMMY LASORDA
The primary math of the real world is one and one equals two. The layman (as, often, do I) swings th...
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Clergyman, n. - A man who undertakes the management of our spiritual affairs as a method of betterin...
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I do think the patriotic thing to do is to critique my country. How else do you make a country bette...
BILL MAHER
West Point has the reputation for producing leaders, and it produces patriotic men and women who wan...
JAMES YEE
I recognize President Zedillo's honesty, his patriotic sense, and his vision in promoting and realiz...
FRANCISCO LABASTIDA
Logic, n. The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapaciti...
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I lied," I said. ...
"I know it," he said.
"Then do something about it. Do anything, just ...
WILLIAM FAULKNER
RUBBISH, n. Worthless matter, such as the religions, philosophies, literatures, arts and sciences of...
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last chance for diplomacy.
DICK CHENEY
last chance for diplomacy.
DICK CHENEY
Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.
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Patriotic Americans were not only ‘True Framers of the Constitution’ but also ‘Finishers for F...
TOM BAKER AKA THE PONDERING MAN
MINISTER, n. An agent of a higher power with a lower responsibility. In diplomacy and officer sent i...
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Patriotic Americans were not only ‘True Framers of the Constitution’ but also ‘Finishers for F...
TOM BAKER AKA THE PONDERING MAN
MINISTER, n. An agent of a higher power with a lower responsibility. In diplomacy and officer sent i...
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They're promising very good numbers that they have a better-than-even shot to obtain. The patriotic ...
ANDREW DONCHIN
I never joined the army for patriotic reasons.
ISAAC ROSENBERG
a dual-headed DAS for public diplomacy.
KAREN HUGHES
Artificial Intelligence: the art of making computers that behave like the ones in movies
BILL BULKO
a dual-headed DAS for public diplomacy.
KAREN HUGHES
Magic is an art form where you lie and tell people you are lying.
TELLER
There's a real need for rethinking 20th-century art to include the whole country.
BOB COZZOLINO
People who are looking for art in rock 'n' roll or pop are looking for something that either doesn't...
BILLY JOEL
Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.
MARK TWAIN
The slickest way in the world to lie is to tell the right amount of truth at the right time-and then...
ROBERT A. HEINLEIN
For a longtime we crawl on this earth like caterpillars, waiting for the splendid, diaphanous butter...
BERNARD HOLLAND
Everybody would like to be remembered, the catch is do you want to be remembered for all the wrong r...
GARY F EVANS...
you young ones . . .” ‘Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your country has ev...
CHARLES STROSS
The worst part was that I had things I wanted to tell my mother, too many to count, but none of them...
SARAH DESSEN
Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.
MARK TWAIN
The recent flurry of diplomacy is good preparation for these talks and helps in understanding,
WANG YI
For a longtime we crawl on this earth like caterpillars, waiting for the splendid, diaphanous butter...
GREG CHALMERS
Eloquence, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be. It i...
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Well, Valek, any new promotions?” the Commander asked
“No. But Maren shows promise. Unfortu...
MARIA V. SNYDER
The recent flurry of diplomacy is good preparation for these talks and helps in understanding,
WANG YI
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully
ARISTOTLE
(All the grief she had suffered over her lifetime had moulded her face into a mask of eternal sadnes...
JEAN SASSON
I'm very patriotic. I'm an arch-patriot. When they play 'The Star Spangled Banner,' I get all choked...
ALEC BALDWIN
We can have no "50-50" allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or ...
THEODORE ROOSEVELT
On the whole, lying is a cheerful affair. Embellishments are intended to give pleasure. People long ...
ISABEL FONSECA
We can have no "50-50" allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or ...
THEODORE ROOSEVELT
Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends withou...
FRANCES CORNFORD
My Country
I don't have any caps left made back home
Nor any shoes that trod your roads FATIMA BHUTTO
Building up arms is not a substitute for diplomacy.
SAMUEL PISAR
MAGIC, n. An art of converting superstition into coin. There are other arts serving the same high pu...
AMBROSE BIERCE
Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends withou...
FRANCIS MACDONALD CORNFORD
In the Amish country, the average price is between $1,000 and $1,500. Art quilts can go for much mor...
DIANE MCCOLLEY
We have a lot that we've offered this country. It's our art form. It's America's art form.
WYNTON MARSALIS
Hard to restrain, unstable is this mind; it flits wherever it lists. Good it is to control the mind....
GAUTAMA BUDDHA
I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and i...
NICK CAVE
We decided to take the one art form that was created in this country -- the Broadway musical -- and ...
JEFF BUHRMAN
In spite of the deep-seated craving for love, almost everything else is considered to be more import...
ERICH FROMM
We have a lot that we've offered this country. It's our art form. It's America's art form.
WYNTON MARSALIS
I am the foremost collector of velvet Elvii in the city of Chicago," I said at once.

"El...
JIM BUTCHER
All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
TONY BENN
Nixon is one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both si...
HARRY S TRUMAN
The pain is bad magicians ripping off good ones, doing magic badly, and making a mockery of the art.
RICKY JAY
Senescent judges show how patriotic they are by passing out hard sentences for tearing up a draft ca...
ALBERT SZENT-GYORGYI
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BOUNTY, n. The liberality of one who has much, in permitting one who has nothing to get all that he ...
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EXTINCTION, n. The raw material out of which theology created the future state.
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ROBBER, n. A candid man of affairs. It is related of Voltaire that one night he and some traveling c...
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Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
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LUNARIAN, n. An inhabitant of the moon, as distinguished from Lunatic, one whom the moon inhabits. T...
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WINE, n. Fermented grape-juice known to the Women's Christian Union as "liquor," sometimes as "rum."...
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QUORUM, n. A sufficient number of members of a deliberative body to have their own way and their own...
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Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property su...
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ARRAYED, pp. Drawn up and given an orderly disposition, as a rioter hanged to a lamppost.
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PREDILECTION, n. The preparatory stage of disillusion.
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Pitted against hard drinking Christians the abstemious Mahometans go down like grass before the scyt...
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Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.
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Opportunity is a favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.
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UGLINESS, n. A gift of the gods to certain women, entailing virtue without humility.
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From the vast, invisible ocean of moonlight overhead fell, here and here, a slender, broken stream t...
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He who thinks with difficulty believes with alacrity.
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You don't have to be stupid to be a Christian, ... but it probably helps.
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Edible. Good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pi...
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Consult. To seek another's approval of a course already decided on.
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They say that hens do cackle loudest when there is nothing vital in the eggs they have laid.
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Impiety. Your irreverence toward my deity.
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Deliberation. The act of examining one's bread to determine which side it is buttered on.
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PROPHECY, n. The art and practice of selling one's credibility for future delivery.
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Admiration; is our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
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Optimism. The doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
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An optimist is a proponent of the doctrine that black is white.
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Appeal. In law, to put the dice into the box for another throw.
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Wit. The salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
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To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.
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The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
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Consul. In American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is give...
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Forgetfulness. A gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscien...
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The covers of this book are too far apart.
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The Senate is a body of old men charged with high duties and misdemeanors.
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To be positive: to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.
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Censor, n. An officer of certain governments, employed to supress the works of genius. Among the Rom...
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Genealogy. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his o...
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Woman absent is woman dead.
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DIPLOMACY, n. Lying in state, or the patriotic art of lying for one's country.
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Calamities are of two kinds. Misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
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YANKEE, n. In Europe, an American. In the Northern States of our Union, a New Englander. In the So...
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Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
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