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 nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.

It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.
Mark Twain

The key to developing people is to catch them doing something smart.
Ken Blanchard & Spencer Johnson

With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
Chinese Proverb

We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with.
Don Marquis

Playing safe is only playing.
Chuck Olson

Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
Dr James C Dobson

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver

A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it, and a Psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent.
Dr Anthony Clare

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein

Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it.
George Santayana

The great man is he that does not lose his child's heart.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.

The human soul needs actual beauty more that bread.
DH Lawrence

What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L Mann

The highest form of wisdom is kindness.

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.
Nathaniel Emmons

Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can.
Thomas Carlyle

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