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Negotiate

Definition: Obtain or bring about by discussion.
Number of Quotes: 15

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

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

Never apologize, mister. It's a sign of weakness.
Frank Nugent

Never make concessions.
Gertrude Stein

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

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