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.

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
Federico Fellini

Intelligence is a fixed goal with variable means of achieving it.
William James

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.
Soren Kierkegaard

Nothing's beautiful from every point of view.

The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.
Oscar Wilde

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Bertrand Russell

Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
Jean Sibelius

The jest loses its point when he who makes it is the first to laugh.
Johann von Schiller

If you have tried to do something and failed, you are vastly better off than if you had tried to do nothing and succeeded.

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
Ernest Hemmingway

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
Henry David Thoreau

The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
Martha Washington

The middle of the road is not such a bad place, abrupt edges don't exist there.

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
Helen Keller

We know too much and feel too little. At least we feel too little of those creative emotions from which good life springs.
Bertrand Russell

I hate quotations.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh.
Tom Bodett

Education is what remains after you have forgotten everything you learned in school.
Albert Einstein

He who has imagination without learning has wings and no feet.
Joseph Joubert

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