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.

We perceive and are affected by changes too subtle to be described.
Henry David Thoreau

One should respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
Bertrand Russell

True Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.

Bite off more than you can chew and then chew like hell.
Peter Brock

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Albert Einstein

The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Winston Churchill

Trials are but lessons that you failed to learn presented once again.

You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.
Edwin Louis Cole

The foundation of all mental illness is the avoidance of legitimate suffering.

Every mortal loss is an immortal gain.
William Blake

Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all; forgiving means to pardon that which is unpardonable, or it is no virtue at all.
GK Chesterton

Behind every successful man is a woman - with nothing to wear.
L Grant Glickman

Laughter is a tranquilliser with no side effects.
Arthur Glasgow

Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth.
Aleksandr Solzhenitzyn

You never know what is enough until you know what is more than enough.

Things do not change; we change.
Henry David Thoreau

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.

He who puts up with insult invites injury.

Life is short, but it's wide.
Spanish Proverb

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