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Top Negotiation Quotes

” International peace negotiations need more value creation than value claiming.” – Amit Ray

” Creating value is an inherently cooperative process. Capturing value is an inherently competitive process.”- Barry J Nalebuff

” It is just as unpleasant to get more than you bargain for as to get less.” – George Bernard Shaw

” Silence is the ultimate weapon of Power” – Charles de Gaulle

” Never cut what you can untie.”- Joseph Joubert

” Life is not fair; get used to it.” – Bill Gates

” My father said: You must never try to make all the money that’s in the deal. Let the other fellow make some money too because if you have a reputation for always making all the money, you won’t have many deals.” – J P Getty

” The most difficult thing in any negotiation is making sure that you strip it of the emotion and deal with the facts.”- Howard Baker

” Don’t bargain yourself down before you get to the table”- Carol Frohlinger

” He who has learned to disagree without being disagreeable has discovered the most valuable secret of a diplomat.”- Robert Estabrook

” A negotiator should observe everything. You must be part Sherlock Holmes, part Sigmund Freud.” – Victor Kiam

” During a negotiation, it would be wise not to take anything personally. If you leave personality out of it, you will be able to see opportunities more objectively.”- Brian Koslow

” As trade negotiators, let’s bargain with each other, instead of biting each other.” –  Economist magazine