Quotations About
diplomacy

International relationships are … preordained to be clumsy gestures based on imperfect knowledge.

The Strange Necessity, ch. 10 (1928).
Posted in: Rebecca West

Nations touch at their summits.

The English Constitution (1867) No. IV, The House of Lords
Posted in: Walter Bagehot

For my part, I favour an approach to statecraft that embraces principles, as long as it is not stifled by them; and I prefer such principles to be accompanied by steel along with good intentions.

Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World (2002)