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The real duties of an ambassador are to enter into
or follow negotiations between his own government and
that of the country to which he is accredited.
- David Bruce

The popular song is America's greatest ambassador.
- Sammy Cahn

I'd come back after having served as ambassador to
New Zealand and found that I had real concerns about
the direction in which this country was headed.
- Carol Moseley Braun

The Bourbon King was first ambassador of reason and human happiness.
- Heinrich Mann

 

I finished my studies in England, I opened my studio in London,
and the first one-man exhibit I had on Bond Street,
which was opened by the Austrian ambassador.
- Felix de Weldon

I have always viewed my role as a sort of ambassador
or bridge between groups to help provide a dialog.
- Joichi Ito

It has been a privilege beyond belief for me to have
represented the State of Louisiana in Congress and
to have been given the blessed assignment of U.S.
Ambassador to the Holy See.
- Lindy Boggs

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Right, well I am, I was a career diplomat for 37 years
from 1960 until 1997 during the early 1980s from 1981
to 1985 I was the United States Ambassador to Honduras.
- John Negroponte

I would like to be the first ambassador to the United
States from the United States.
- Barbara Mikulski

The ambassador was never present, but his presence was never absent.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

There was endless action - not just football,
but sailboats, tennis and other things:
movement.
There was endless talk - the ambassador at the head
of the table laying out the prevailing wisdom,
but everyone else weighing in with their opinions and taking part.
- Charles Spalding

I was approached by Oxfam to go to Mali as their ambassador
and get involved in their various initiatives out there.
But I felt that was missing the point of using me,
a musician.
- Damon Albarn

I'd like to be the ambassador to the Bahamas.
- Eleanor Mondale

An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie and
intrigue for the benefit of his country.
- Henry Wotton

A lot of my reading over the next few months will be
the works of Hans Christian Andersen -
I have been appointed an ambassador for the bicentenary
celebrations of his birth next year.
- Roger Moore

New Zealand, by the way, where I was ambassador,
has had two women prime ministers - one from either party.
- Carol Moseley Braun

I've been a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNICEF and
the UNICEF family for more than twelve years.
- Danny Glover

An ambassador is not simply an agent;
he is also a spectacle.
- Walter Bagehot

He who plays advisor is no longer ambassador.
- Pierre Corneille

We wanted to see this country win the war just as much as those advisors did.
We felt we would help to do that by reporting the truth.
And so there was the moral outrage over this general
and the ambassador in Saigon who kept denying the truth we would see.
- Neil Sheehan

We had an interesting thing at that first dinner.
It was prior to the availability of several new hotels in Los Angeles,
and we were more or less committed to the old Ambassador
Hotel that has the famous Coconut Grove.
- Lew Wasserman

I said to the German Ambassador that,
as long as there was only a dispute between Austria and Serbia alone,
I did not feel entitled to intervene;
but that,
directly it was a matter between Austria and Russia,
it became a question of the peace of Europe,
which concerned us all.
- Edward Grey

I see myself more as an ambassador of the game.
And I hope to bring chess to a higher level in the United States.
Making bigger tournaments, more interesting events.
Making it a respectable profession for young people
to be able to pursue in the future.
- Maurice Ashley

Shortly after we arrived in Baghdad,
we had another conversation with the ambassador.
He said that he wanted us to give him the timeline,
because we had 90 days to get these prisons operational
and transfer responsibility back to the Iraqis.
- Janis Karpinski

When the ambassadors of other foreign countries come
to Japan to make treaties,
they can be told that such and such a treaty has been
made with the ambassador of the United States,
and they will rest satisfied with this.
- Townsend Harris

We'd play at the Ambassador's house for an invited
group of dignitaries from the government that might
have gone to school in America;
to the U.S.
Consulate that invites certain people that they're trying to target.
- Bob Livingston

The function of a briefing paper is to prevent the
ambassador from saying something dreadfully indiscreet.
I sometimes think its true object is to prevent the
ambassador from saying anything at all.
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Any Ambassador or Foreign Service Officer who has his
or her head screwed on right knows that the U.S.
position in the world is far more dependent on our
ability to compete in world markets.
- Lawrence Eagleburger

Jessica Simpson is the youth ambassador for Operation Smile,
and an episode of The Apprentice featured a team managing
a charity concert she put on.
Donald Trump came on stage and pledged a donation.
- Roma Downey

Amin managed to invite both the US and Soviet ambassadors
to his palace at the very same time and then deliberately
kept them together in his waiting room.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

John Wayne was one of the greatest ambassadors for
the United States that ever lived.
- Maureen O'Hara

Zoo animals are ambassadors for their cousins in the wild.
- Jack Hanna

We were sent to this country by the President,
who desires to promote the welfare of Japan,
and are quite different from the ambassadors of other countries.
- Townsend Harris

When employees are happy, they are your very best ambassadors.
- James Sinegal

Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described,
I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.
- William Butler Yeats

I am formally accountable to the steering board of the PIC,
and I meet with nine ambassadors from the PIC every week.
I have to have the capitals' broad agreement with what I do.
- Paddy Ashdown

The genius of the United States is not best or most
in its executives or legislatures,
nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges,
or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors,
but always most in the common people.
- Walt Whitman

Our first phase was inviting all the women Ambassadors
who were here from other countries and trying to get
in touch with all the peace centers around the country
in order to focus on increasing the volume and activity toward peace.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

He killed his enemies because he was afraid they would kill him.
Amin ordered entire tribes to be put to death,
because he feared they would rebel.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

Amin knew that neither West nor East would criticize
him for fear that he would support the other side.
He felt he was untouchable and he said so openly.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

Amin hid nothing.
Everybody knew everything.
Yet the American Senate only introduced a resolution
breaking off trade with Amin three months before his overthrow.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

Amin is the shame of the whole world.
The fact that he managed to rule so long and commit
so many crimes was only possible thanks to the hypocrisy
of the East and the West who were waging the Cold War for world domination.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

You cannot run faster than a bullet.
- Idi Amin

Sometimes people mistake the way I talk for what I am thinking.
- Idi Amin

I am the hero of Africa.
- Idi Amin

In any country there must be people who have to die.
They are the sacrifices any nation has to make to achieve law and order.
- Idi Amin

If we knew the meaning to everything that is happening to us,
then there would be no meaning.
- Idi Amin

Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect.
- Steven Wright

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago,
Catholic school children would be wearing little electric
chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
- Lenny Bruce

John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century,
were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester.
It is not only the living who are killed in war.
- Isaac Asimov

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
- Clarence Darrow

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to
help parents to bring up children healthy and happy,
to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
- Benjamin Spock

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
- Bertrand Russell

And I really do think that the difficulty of research
makes it more real to you than punching a thing to
find out how many men were killed at this particular action.
- Shelby Foote

On reaching the place where the Indians had surprised us,
we found the bodies of the three men whom they had killed and scalped,
and literally cut into pieces.
- Buffalo Bill

The weather was fine and moderate.
The hunters all returned, having killed during their absence three elk,
four deer, two porcupines, a fox and a hare.
- Meriwether Lewis

Captain Clarke who had gone out yesterday with eighteen
men to bring in the meat we had killed the day before,
and to continue the hunt, came in at twelve o'clock.
- Meriwether Lewis

The women I killed were filth - bastard prostitutes
who were littering the streets.
I was just cleaning up the place a bit.
- Peter Sutcliffe

Personal columnists are jackals and no jackal has been
known to live on grass once he had learned about meat -
no matter who killed the meat for him.
- Ernest Hemingway

I robbed them, and I killed them as cold as ice,
and I would do it again, and I know I would kill another
person because I've hated humans for a long time.
- Aileen Wuornos

I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking,
sex, and rich food.
He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.
- Johnny Carson

When I was onstage doing the work, adrenaline killed
the pain because I never hurt in front of an audience.
- Jerry Lewis

I quit because I didn't feel like the Detroit Lions had a chance to win.
It just killed my enjoyment of the game.
- Barry Sanders

I did a film once that I was killed in.
It was a painful, horrifying day.
It was a wonderful day from the standpoint of acting,
but I was a wreck otherwise.
- Leslie Easterbrook

People can get certain good things out of fame,
but until it killed a princess nobody ever talked about how bad it can be.
- Sherry Stringfield

Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed.
But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops.
Uh, depending on the breaks.
- the movie Dr. Strangelove

I did not want my people killed.
I did not want bloodshed.
- Chief Joseph

People make jokes about how black people are the first ones to be killed off.
- Sanaa Lathan

The radio even weren't allowed to say there was a Holocaust
and people were being killed right,
left and center in these terrible camps.
- Patrick Macnee

Certainly the Australians were buried in Korea.
But I think that from Vietnam on, all the killed were
brought home to America or to Australia,
in our case.
- Peter Scott


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