Negotiation Quotes and Sayings
In a negotiation, he who cares less wins.
Do not underestimate the power of SILENCE in a negotiation. Silence is a great tool of the skilled negotiator.
- Dr. Jim Hennig
Flattery is the infantry of negotiation.
- Lord Chandos
Where there is negotiation, there is hope for agreement.
Either we’re going to solve this by realistic negotiation
or there will be blood on the border.
- Tom Metzger
Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.
- Dean Acheson
We don’t point a pistol at our own forehead. That is not the way to conduct negotiations.
- Benjamin Netanyahu
Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.
- Richard M Nixon
There’s no road map on how to raise a family: it’s always an enormous negotiation.
- Meryl Streep
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But, let us never fear to negotiate.
- John F Kennedy
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
Start out with an ideal and end up with a deal.
- Karl Albrecht
We’re fascinated by the words–but where we meet is in the silence behind them.
- Ram Dass
Never forget the power of silence, that massively disconcerting pause which goes on and on and may last induce an opponent to babble and backtrack nervously.
- Lance Morrow
If women ran the world we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.
- Robin Williams
Don’t bargain yourself down before you get to the table.
– Carol Frohlinger
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
He who has learned to disagree without being disagreeable has discovered the most valuable secret of a diplomat.
- Robert Estabrook