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

Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.

Dean Acheson

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

Somers White

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

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.

Albert Einstein

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

You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun that you can with a kind word alone.

Al Capone
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