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.

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
Alexander Graham Bell

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.

Give me beauty in the inward soul; may the outward and inward man be at one.

For those who believe no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe no proof is possible.
John and Lyn St Clair Thomas

It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
Ursula LeGuin

Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
EE Cummings

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein

Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Thomas Carlyle

Recognise the difference between what you say and what you think.

Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies but let wasps an hornets break through.
Johnathan Swift

There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Mohandas Gandhi

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time. But you cannot fool all people all of the time.
Abraham Lincoln

Death and taxes may be the only certainties in life, but nowhere is it written that we have to tax ourselves to death.

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

He only profits from praise who values criticism.
Heinrich Heine

Dissent is the mark of freedom.
Jacob Bronowski

People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and they pass themselves by without wondering.
St Augustine

The reason why so few great books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.
Walter Bagehot

When you were born you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

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