Contracts are agreements made up of big words and little type.
A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
In business a reputation for keeping absolutely to the letter and spirit of an agreement, even when it is unfavorable, is the most precious of assets, although it is not entered in the balance sheet.
Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
Contract: an agreement that is binding on the weaker party.*
Instead of giving contracts to strangers, we decided we could just as well give contracts to our own employees. We would encourage them to leave ... and start their own satellite enterprises.
My style of dealmaking is quite simple and straightforward. I just keep pushing and pushing to get what I'm after.