Negotiation Quotes

You must be fully prepared to lose a great deal in order to make a great deal.


The first principle of contract negotiation is dont remind them of what you did in the past; tell them what youre going to do in the future.

Stan Musial

During a negotiation, it would be wise not to take anything personally. If you leave personalities out of it, you will be able to see opportunities more objectively.

Brian Koslow

Flattery is the infantry of negotiation.

Lord Chandos

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

Dean Acheson

In business, you don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.

Chester L. Karrass

The freedom of the city is not negotiable. We cannot negotiate with those who say, "What's mine is mine and what's yours is negotiable."

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

A grievance is most poignant when almost redressed.

Eric Hoffer

Buying is cheaper than asking.

German Proverb

Grant graciously what you cannot refuse safely and conciliate those you cannot conquer.

Charles Caleb Colton

It is a trick among the dishonest to offer sacrifices that are not needed, or not possible, to avoid making those that are required.

Ivan Goncharov

Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.

Nelson Mandela

The go-between wears out a thousand sandals.

Japanese Proverb

The one sure way to conciliate a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.

Konrad Adenauer

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
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