"Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself."
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"Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand."
"When boasting ends, there dignity begins."
"Diligence is the mother of good luck."
"He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor."
"That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in. and the best of me is diligence."
"An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle."
"If you are to stand up for your Government you must be able to stand up to your Government."
"Diplomacy is the art of saying Nice doggie! till you can find a rock."
"I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I speak the truth, and they never believe me."
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."
"Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains, they drown in every drop."
"Diplomats were invented simply to waste time."
"Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest things in the nicest way."
"We have no commission from God to police the world."
"We are the greatest power in the world. If we behave like it."
"My advice to any diplomat who wants to have a good press is to have two or three kids and a dog."
"Diplomacy is thinking twice before saying nothing."
"A distinguished diplomat could hold his tongue in ten languages."
"A diplomat these days in nothing, but a head waiter who is allowed to sit down occasionally."
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