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❝My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white❞
Monty Python

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A diplomat is a person who thinks twice before he says nothing.
Frederick A. Sawyer (1822-1891)

An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie for his country.
Henry Wotton (1568-1639)

Diplomacy is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he will look forward to making the trip.

Tact consists in knowing how far to go too far.
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

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