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 not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you have left.
Hubert Humphrey

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Steven Covey

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

If you treat people as they are, you will be instrumental in keeping them as they are. If you treat them as they could be, you will help them become what they ought to be. be.

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D Roosevelt

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
Jim Rohn

If it doesn't absorb you, if it isn't any fun, don't do it.
DH Lawrence

Few great men would have got past personnel.
Paul Goodman

Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.

My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents, and I lay them both at his feet.
Mahatma Gandhi

A man does not look behind the door unless he has stood there himself.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

The cut worm forgives the plow.

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Abraham Picasso

Each man's life represents a road towards himself.
Herman Hesse

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it onto future generations.
George Bernard Shaw

Man is born to live and not to prepare to live.
Boris Pasternak

Influence those who influence others.
John Fairchild

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I must learn to give those I love the right to make their own mistakes and recognise them as theirs alone.

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