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.

It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The man who rows the boat generally doesn't have time to rock it.

The reverse side also has a reverse side.

True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Baltasar Gracian

By all means marry. If you get a good wife you will become happy, and if you get a bad one you will become a philosopher.

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Winston Churchill

We know more than we can tell.
M Polanyi

Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas, which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.
Mark Twain

A man can't ride your back unless it's bent.
Martin Luther King Jr

We do not inherit the land, we borrow it from our children.

I always knew that looking back at my tears would make me laugh, but I never thought that looking back at my laughter would make me cry.
Cat Stevens

I am not a failure if I don't succeed; I am successful because I tried.
Susan Jeffers

Any religion is a perspective upon existence.
Barbara Maciniak

All truth passes through three stages: first it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third it is accepted as self-evident.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
George C Lichtenberg

We don't see things as they are't we see them as we are.
Anais Nin

Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.
William Ellery Channing

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
Mark Twain

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