Famous Quotations

Our searchable collection of quotes and aphorisms aims to be the best, not the biggest. Perfect for making a convincing point at the negotiation table, in your speech or presentation. If you would like to know more about one of our negotiation skills courses, then please get in touch.

Clean your finger before you point at my spots.
Benjamin Franklin

Opportunities can drop into your lap - if you place your lap where opportunities drop.

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
Helen Keller

Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it's dark.
Zen saying

Logic - an instrument used for bolstering a prejudice.
Elbert Hubbard

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Wayne Dyer

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Enthusiasm is a good engine, but it needs intelligence for a driver.

Going straight for the target is better than moving in the best circles.

Ask and it shall be given you; Seek and ye shall find; Knock and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh, receiveth; And he that seeketh, Findeth; and to him that knocketh It shall be opened.

Let us never fear to negotiate. But let us never negotiate out of fear.
John F Kennedy

So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the path of each man's genius contracts itself to a very few hours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you are making a success of something, it's not work, it's a way of life. You enjoy yourself because you are making your contribution to the world.
Andrew Gramatelli

Darkness is merely the absence of light and fear the absence of love unknown.

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Elbert Hubbard

As long as I can conceive something better than myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it into existence or clearing the way for it.
George Bernard Shaw

Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed. For love is sufficient unto love.
Kahlil Gibrain

Do not do onto others as you would they should do onto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
George Bernard Shaw

Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
Phillips Brooks

There are two insults no human being will endure: that he has no sense of humour, and that he has never known trouble.
Sinclair Lewis

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