Negotiations Quotes

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Sarah J. Maas
“Rhys flipped back the lid. A note lay atop the golden metal of the book.
I read your letter. About the woman you love.

I believe you. And I believe in peace.

I believe in a better world.

If anyone asks, you stole this during the meeting.

Do not trust the others. The sixth queen was not ill.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

“Trust, but verify.”
Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky

Robert B. Cialdini
“The truly gifted negotiator, then, is one whose initial position is exaggerated enough to allow for a series of concessions that will yield a desirable final offer from the opponent, yet is not so outlandish as to be seen as illegitimate from the start.”
Robert Cialdini, Influence

Rahul Guhathakurta
“To be on the same page, we need to be in the same book.”
Rahul Guhathakurta

Amit Ray
“International peace negotiations need more value creation than value claiming. The more we create value for peace and development, the easier it is going to be to claim value for nuclear weapons free world.”
Amit Ray, Nuclear Weapons Free World Peace on the Earth

John Scalzi
“After our negotiations were completed, the dome would be imploded and launched toward the nearest black hole, so that none of its atoms would ever contaminate this particular universe again. I thought that last part was overkill.”
John Scalzi, Old Man's War

Edmund Burke
“The proposition is peace. Not peace through the medium of war; not peace to be hunted through the labyrinth of intricate and endless negotiations; not peace to arise out of universal discord, fomented from principle, in all parts of the empire; not peace to depend on the juridical determination of perplexing questions, or the precise marking the shadowy boundaries of a complex government. It is simple peace, sought in its natural course and in its ordinary haunts. It is peace sought in the spirit of peace, and laid in principles purely pacific.”
Edmund Burke, Speech on Conciliation with America

John Z. Sonmez
“I’d prefer not to say what my current salary is because if it’s higher than what you expect to pay for this job, I wouldn’t want that to eliminate me from being considered for this job—because I might be willing to accept less for the right position—and, if it’s lower than what this job would pay, I wouldn’t want to sell myself short either— I’m sure you can understand.”
John Sonmez, Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual

Thomas Jefferson
“I never yet saw an instance of one of two disputants convincing the other by argument.”
Thomas Jefferson

Richard Holbrooke
“The negotiations were simultaneously cerebral and physical, abstract and personal, something like a combination of chess and mountain climbing.”
Richard Holbrooke, To End a War

أنيس منصور
“لا مفاوضات بلا تفاهم و لا تفاهم بلا فهم و ليس أسهل من الفهم و ليس لأصعب من التفاهم
لأن التفاهم معناه : مواجهة الذي أفهمه بالذي تفهمه أنت و الإتفاق بعد ذلك على فهم مشترك”
أنيس منصور, لا حرب في أكتوبر ولا سلام

Henry Kissinger
“The bargaining position of the victor always diminishes with time. Whatever is not exacted during the shock of defeat becomes increasingly difficult to attain later.”
Henry Kissinger, Diplomacy

“Women scored a salary that was 18 percent higher when they negotiated the salary for someone else. Men pretty much negotiated the same salaries whether it was for themselves or for someone else, and the levels were pretty consistent with what the women negotiated when they represented someone else. It appears that the women executives were particularly energized when they felt a sense o responsibility to represent another person's interests.”
Betty Liu, Work Smarts: What CEOs Say You Need to Know to Get Ahead

Bryant McGill
“The fearful person wilts and submits to what they call fate. The fearless negotiates with fate for a compromise.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Henry Kissinger
“When statesmen want to gain time, they offer to talk.”
Henry Kissinger, Diplomacy

Viet Thanh Nguyen
“All sorts of situations exist where one tells lies in order to reach an acceptable truth, and our conversation continued thus until we agreed on the mutually acceptable sum of ten thousand dollars, which, if being only half what I asked for, was twice their original offer. After the representative wrote a new check, I signed the documents and we traded farewell pleasantries that were worth as little as the trading cards of unknown baseball players.”
Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer

“If there is no disparity of opinions there is nothing of value being discussed”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

Nelson Mandela
“لقد هددنا بالانسحاب من السلطة لنسلبهم هيبتهم وصلاحياتهم، ورغم الوساطات التي تدخلت لأجل الحل لم نتراجع، وانتصرنا نتيجة ثباتنا على موقفنا، وكانت تلك من أوائل مواجهاتنا مع السلطة واستشعرت لذة النصر التي يولدها شعور المرء أنه على حق وأن العدالة إلى جانبه”
Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

“Three rules of good negotiation:
1. Know what the other party wants.
2. Listen carefully.
3. Don't let your emotions get in the way of a good deal.”
Betty Liu, Work Smarts: What CEOs Say You Need to Know to Get Ahead

Sukant Ratnakar
“I don’t buy or sell relationships, so let’s talk business.”
Sukant Ratnakar, Open the Windows

Kenneth Eade
“In any negotiation, the one who first gives a number is the loser.”
Kenneth Eade, Beyond All Recognition

“Det var i Genève som de sex Oslostaternas utrikesministrar sammanträdde. Före det första plenarmötet fördes en del interskandinaviska samtal, varvid man fick intrycket att det rådde en hel del meningsskiljaktigheter. När de sex signatärmakterna sammanträdde, uppträdde emellertid de tre skandinaviska ministrarna med förklaringar som angav den mest rörande enighet. Då jag sade något härom till utrikesminister [Fredrik] Ramel efter sammanträdets slut, skrattade han belåtet. "Det är ju det, som är finessen med Oslokonventionen. Vill man få skandinaverna att bli eniga, måste man alltid konfrontera dem med några icke-skandinaver.”
Gunnar Hägglöf, Diplomat: Memoirs of a Swedish Envoy in London, Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Washington

Les Edgerton
“Come on, big boy,” she said. “I guess it don’t matter what it cost since you didn’t ask, but that forty, that’s for head. You want to put it in, that’s forty more.”
Les Edgerton, The Perfect Crime

“Salespeople who sell on price alone often negotiate win-lose agreements: these are wins for the customer but losses for the salesperson, who earns just a tiny bit of money for himself and his company.”
Anthony Iannarino, The Only Sales Guide You'll Ever Need

“In a future war the victorious side will dictate the peace to the defeated side in the exact manner described above. This stems from the nature of modern weapons. Such weapons are made to produce decisive results. They are made to engender capitulation and stop all arguments, all negotiations, all half-measures. Atomic bombs were used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The result was the surrender of Japan. Diplomatic power is weak when compared to atomic power. In fact, the illusions of diplomatic power must work against those states that favor negotiation over and above measures strictly undertaken to assure military success.”

Jandy Nelson
“I see” Guillermo Garcia says. “So how long did these negotiations last? To divide the world?”
“They were ongoing.”
He crosses his arms, again in that battle stance. It seems to be his preferred pose. “You are very powerful, you and your brother. Like gods,” he says. “But honestly, I do not think you make a good trade.” He shakes his head. “You say you are so sad, maybe this is why. No sun, no trees.”
“I lost the stars and the ocean too,” I tell him.
“This is terrible,” he says, his eyes widening inside the clay mask of his face. “You are a terrible negotiator. You need a lawyer next time.” There’s amusement in his voice.
I smile at him “I got to keep the flowers.”
“Thank God” he says.”
Jandy Nelson, I'll Give You the Sun

Abhishek Ratna
“Successful people negotiate more often and more successfully than those who are not successful.”
Abhishek Ratna, small wins BIG SUCCESS: A handbook for exemplary success in post Covid19 Outbreak Era

Walter Isaacson
“As a master of the relationship between power and diplomacy, Franklin knew that it would be impossible to win at the negotiating table what was unwinnable on the battlefield.”
Walter Isaacson

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