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Of one thing be certain: if a C.E.O. is enthused about a particularly foolish acquisition, both his internal staff and his outside advisors will come up with whatever projections are needed to justify his stance. Only in fairy tales are emperors told that they are naked.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.
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.
To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.*
It's a well-known proposition that you know who's going to win a negotiation: it's he who pauses the longest.
Some of them think they have me by the balls, but their hands aren't big enough.
Never corner an opponent, and always assist him to save his face ... Avoid self-righteousness like the devil - there is nothing so self-blinding.
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.
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
Make a suggestion or assumption and let them tell you you're wrong. People also have a need to feel smarter than you are.
Never apologize, mister. It's a sign of weakness.
Never make concessions.
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.
My style of dealmaking is quite simple and straightforward. I just keep pushing and pushing to get what I'm after.
The timid man yearns for full value and asks a tenth. The bold man strikes for double value and compromises on par.
To do two things at once is to do neither.
The battle for freedom and liberty really never is over, and there are really low points in it, but I'm not giving up, and I'm not gonna engage in phony pep talks, either.
I was sure we would never see the adoption of the Euro. Countries giving up their currencies for a common tender was, it seemed to me, completely out of tune with currency being a carrier of people's cultural identity, celebrating national heroes and events, as it had been for hundreds of years.
I felt so out of place at the Miss India pageant. I had just come back from America, and I was told I needed to lose my American accent and learn the Queen's English, so I had to enunciate my vowels and speak well and eloquently. Giving up a New York accent is pretty hard.
I remember some stories had a very big impact on me, likeThe Little Train That Could,which is about the importance of not giving up, andLittle Toot,about a playful tugboat in the New York harbor.
Freedom of the press in Britain means freedom to print such of the proprietor's prejudices as the advertisers don't object to.
It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.
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.
They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.
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.
And 'tis remarkable, that they talk most who have the least to say.