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 freedom of any people can be judged by the volume of their laughter.

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
Bruce Barton

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
Abraham Lincoln

If you are what you do, when you don't you aren't.

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
Woody Allen

Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is something precious in our being mysteries to ourselves, in our being unable ever to see through even the person who is closest to our heart and to reckon with him as though he were a logical proposition or a problem in accounting.
Rudolf Bultmann

Time will change and even reverse many your present opinions. Refrain, therefore, a while from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters.

A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.
Frederick Douglass

Your dreams tell you what to do; your reason tells you how to do it.
Jonas Salk

Humour is emotional chaos remembered in a moment of tranquillity.
James Thurber

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.

Learn to respond not to react.
Buddhist saying

After you give advice, completely detach yourself from the result or from the acceptance of it.

Argue for you own limitations, and sure enough, they are yours.Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
Jean Cocteau

If a better system is thine, impart it; if not, make use of mine.

Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.
Richard P Feynman

Character is what you are in the dark.

Trying too hard can make success elusive. Take the necessary actions, then let go of your expectations.

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