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  Naked (1)
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.
Mark Twain

  Negotiation (12)
I do not regard the procuring of peace as a matter in which we should play the role of arbiter between different opinions ... more that of an honest broker who really wants to press the business forward.
Otto von Bismarck

To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.*
*Attribution questionable.
Winston Churchill

It's a well-known proposition that you know who's going to win a negotiation: it's he who pauses the longest.
Robert Court

Some of them think they have me by the balls, but their hands aren't big enough.
Bernie Ecclestone

Never corner an opponent, and always assist him to save his face ... Avoid self-righteousness like the devil - there is nothing so self-blinding.
B. H. Liddell Hart

He never wants anything but what's right and fair; only when you come to settle what's right and fair, it's everything that he wants and nothing that you want. And that's his idea of a compromise.
Thomas Hughes

Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
John F. Kennedy

Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
Nelson Mandela

Make a suggestion or assumption and let them tell you you're wrong. People also have a need to feel smarter than you are.
Mark McCormack

Be careful, be cautious, do not rush into negotiations ... be careful what you give away now, you may wish you had not done so should in future the balance of forces turn in your favour.
Oliver Tambo

My style of dealmaking is quite simple and straightforward. I just keep pushing and pushing to get what I'm after.
Donald Trump

The timid man yearns for full value and asks a tenth. The bold man strikes for double value and compromises on par.
Mark Twain

  Neither (1)
To do two things at once is to do neither.
Publilius Syrus

  News (1)
Freedom of the press in Britain means freedom to print such of the proprietor's prejudices as the advertisers don't object to.
Hannen Swaffer

  Night (2)
There are many kinds of love, as many kinds of light,
And every kind of love makes a glory in the night.
There is love that stirs the heart, and love that gives it rest,
But the love that leads life upward is the noblest and the best.

Henry van Dyke

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe

  Noise (2)
It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow-necked bottles: the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring it out.
Alexander Pope

And 'tis remarkable, that they talk most who have the least to say.
Mathew Prior

  Nothing (1)
When one does nothing, one believes oneself responsible for everything.
Jean-Paul Sartre