Negotiation Quotes

Never cut what you can untie.

Joseph Joubert

Start out with an ideal and end up with a deal.

Karl Albrecht

Negotiating means getting the best of your opponent.

Marvin Gaye

Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.

Richard M. Nixon

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people half way.

Henry Boyle

A miser and a liar bargain quickly.

Greek Proverb

Always get to know the other party. Never negotiate with a stranger.

Somers White

If you are planning on doing business with someone again, dont be too tough in the negotiations. If you are going to skin a cat, dont keep it as a house cat.

Marvin S. Levin

When a man says that he approves something in principal, it means he hasnt the slightest intention of putting it in practice.

Otto Von Bismarck

The lesson of all history warns us that we should negotiate only when our military superiority is so convincing that we can achieve our objective at the conference table and deny the aggressor theirs.

Richard M. Nixon

If you cant go around it, over it, or through it, you had better negotiate with it.

Ashleigh Brilliant

Heres the rule for bargains: Do other men, for they would do you. Thats the true business precept.

Charles Dickens

Most people I ask little from. I try to give them much and expect nothing in return, and I do very well in the bargain.

François Fénelon

If you dont get what you want, its a sign either that you did not seriously want it or that you tried to bargain over the price.

Rudyard Kipling

Imaginative, sanguine men will never recognize that in negotiations the most dangerous moment of all is when everything is moving according to their wishes.

Honore de Balzac

Who makes a timid request invites denial


It is easy to know when a government wishes for peace by observing the character of the person sent to negotiate for it.

Napoleon Bonaparte

When a man says that he approves something in principal, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it in practice.

Otto von Bismarck

Successful negotiators have formed the habit of doing those things unsuccessful negotiators dislike doing and will not do.

Dr. Jim Hennig

Negotiation is like an athletic contest; Momentum is paramount!!

Dr. Jim Hennig

Do not make a counter-offer to an unrealistic offer.

Dr. Jim Hennig

Do not underestimate the power of SILENCE in a negotiation. Silence is a great tool of the skilled negotiator.

Dr. Jim Hennig

We have two ears and one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less.


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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Updated On : May 20, 2011
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