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.

A conclusion is simply the place where someone got tired of thinking.
Arthur Block

There are two ways to slice easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.
Alfred Korzybski

Do what you enjoy. Enjoy what you do.

The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.
Gustave Flaubert

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.
Thomas Fuller

The strong fall down but the weak stay down.

Ask an impertinent question and you are on your way to a pertinent answer.
Jacob Bronowski

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Branch Cabell

Children learn what they live

Conflict builds character. Crisis defines it.
Steven V Thulon

If you don't control your mind, someone else will.
John Allston

All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.
Ayn Rand

I use not only all the brains I have but all I can borrow.
Woodrow Wilson

A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them.
Elbert Hubbard

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things but cannot receive great ones.
Lord Chesterfield

The gap between enthusiasm and indifference is filled with failures.

Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don't say.

You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge, as the plant has root, bud and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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