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 greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trial.

I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Sun Tzu

The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.
Anatole France

The secret of a man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested.
William Dean Howells

The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Following the path of least resistance is what makes rivers and men crooked.

Show my head to the people, it is worth seeing.
Georges Danton

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make our world.

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain

Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.
Tom Laundry

Lawyers are people who can write a 10,000 word document and call it a brief.

Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
H Jackson Brown

The happiness of the drop is to die in the river.

It takes a long time to become young
Pablo Picasso

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
Winston Churchill

Fortune favours the bold.

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.
George Jean Nathan

In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.
Antonio Porchia

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