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.

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
F Scott Fitzgerald

In the hour of adversity be not without hope. For crystal rain falls from black clouds.

To be in hell is to drift; to be in heaven is to steer.
George Bernard Shaw

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.
Benjamin Disraeli

Better keep yourself clean and bright, you are the window through which you must see the world.
George Bernard Shaw

Let one therefore keep the mind pure, for what a man thinks, that becomes.

Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.
Ross Perot

How to succeed: try hard enough. How to fail: Try too hard.
Malcolm Forbes

There are few things that will take you further in life, than your ability to make a good presentation.
Tom Peters

One original thought is worth the sum total of human knowledge, because it advances the sum total of human knowledge by that one original thought.
Jacob Bronowski

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Albert Einstein

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.
Winston Churchill

Watch your thoughts; they become your words. Watch your words; they become your actions. Watch your actions; they become your habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character for it will become your destiny. If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?

There are no uninteresting things, there are only uninterested people.
Gilbert K Chesterton

It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbour.
Eric Hoffer

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Pablo Picasso

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
James Oppenheim

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Aldous Huxley

Ignore the business outlook ... be on the lookout for business.

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