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.

To fly, we have to have resistance.
Maya Lin

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
William James

Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Aldous Huxley

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr

Assume a virtue if you have it not.

If you are not living on the edge you are taking up too much space.

If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, they go out and buy more tunnel.
John Quinton

The most effective way to achieve right relations with any living thing is to look for the best in it, and then help that best into the fullest expression.
J Allen Boone

If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out.
Arthur Koestler

The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
Alfred Adler

If the dogs are barking at your heels, you know you're leading the pack.

The more fully we give of our energy, the more it returns to us.

Real friends are those who, when you feel you've made a fool of yourself, don't feel you've done a permanent job.

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D Eisenhower

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Marcus Aurelius

Listening to others is often the best way to persuade them.

Happiness can only be obtained when one is happy.

Ability is nothing without opportunity.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Earth is crammed with heavens.
Robert Browning

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