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Negotiation Quotes

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If you come to a negotiation table saying you have the final truth,
that you know nothing but the truth and that is final,
you will get nothing.
- Harri Holkeri

Flattery is the infantry of negotiation.
- Lord Chandos

There's no road map on how to raise a family:
it's always an enormous negotiation.
- Meryl Streep

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

 

Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.
- Richard M. Nixon

There is some sign that North Korea is changing recently.
There is ongoing successful negotiation to have a military talk to Pyongyang,
which has been stopped for seven years.
- Kim Dae Jung

If I should ever be captured, I want no negotiation -
and if I should request a negotiation from captivity
they should consider that a sign of duress.
- Henry A. Kissinger

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Either we're going to solve this by realistic negotiation
or there will be blood on the border.
- Tom Metzger

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

The most difficult thing in any negotiation,
almost, is making sure that you strip it of the emotion and deal with the facts.
And there was a considerable challenge to that here and understandably so.
- Howard Baker

However, even during the preparations for action,
we laid our plans in such a manner that should there
be progress through diplomatic negotiation,
we would be well prepared to cancel operations at the
latest moment that communication technology would have permitted.
- Hideki Tojo

This death cult has no reason and is beyond negotiation.
This is what makes it so frightening.
This is what causes so many to engage in a sort of mental diversion.
They don't want to confront this horror.
So they rush off in search of more comprehensible things to hate.
- David Brooks

I believe that the purpose for which I and my fellow
soldiers entered upon this war should have been so
clearly stated as to have made it impossible to change them,
and that, had this been done, the objects which actuated
us would now be attainable by negotiation.
- Siegfried Sassoon

More and more couples are having this negotiation or discussion,
but I'm still amazed at the number who aren't and where
the cultural norm sort of kicks in and they just assume
that mom's got to be the one who stays home,
not dad.
- James Levine

There is no possible negotiation with these killers.
Our aim is to win over terrorism.
Only by being firm we can stop terrorism.
We must be firm fighting the terrorists and opposing
the final aims they want to achieve.
- Jose Maria Aznar

It is high time that the international community tell
Saddam Hussein and his regime that this is not an issue
of negotiation with the U.N.
about obligations that they undertook in 1991.
- Condoleezza Rice

No one's interested really in knowing what policies
or diplomatic initiatives or arms negotiations might
have been compromised by me.
- Aldrich Ames

We don't point a pistol at our own forehead.
That is not the way to conduct negotiations.
- Benjamin Netanyahu

First of all, I think the Saudis are deeply concerned
about the collapse of negotiations between the Israelis
and the Palestinians and the resumption of conflict.
- Brent Scowcroft

Negotiations are a euphemism for capitulation if the
shadow of power is not cast across the bargaining table.
- George Schultz

To be deeply committed to negotiations,
to be opposed to a particular war or military action,
is not only considered unpatriotic, it also casts serious doubt on one's manhood.
- Myriam Miedzian

The ones who were negotiating are now on the front line of this intifada,
because they found that the negotiations didn't give
them the minimum of their rights.
- Hassan Nasrallah

There has not yet been a major ground offensive battle...
There are, we know, negotiations going on between the
opposition forces and the Taliban leadership for surrender.
- Peter Pace

The developing countries must be able to take a more
active part in trade negotiations,
through technical assistance and support from the developed countries.
- Anna Lindh

If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars,
just intense negotiations every 28 days.
- Robin Williams

Given a fair wind, we will negotiate our way into the Common Market,
head held high, not crawling in.
Negotiations? Yes.
Unconditional acceptance of whatever terms are offered us? No.
- Harold Wilson

Regarding the Panama Canal Treaty negotiations,
they will find us standing up or dead,
but never on our knees; NEVER!
- Omar Torrijos Herrera

The real duties of an ambassador are to enter into
or follow negotiations between his own government and
that of the country to which he is accredited.
- David Bruce

You can set up whatever negotiations or structure you want,
but until the Palestinians are willing to accept the fact,
as the majority of Israelis do, that there should be
two states between the Jordan and the Mediterranean,
we won't have peace.
- Charles Schumer

In my opinion, it is not in our interest to have complicated
negotiations with a region,
and then have to follow it up with 535 negotiations at home.
I have experienced recounts, and it is better to vote once.
- William M. Daley

Canada and the United States are also working at the
World Trade Organization and in our own hemisphere
with negotiations for a Trade Area of the Americas
to try to help countries create a positive climate
for investment and trade.
- Paul Cellucci

Ned made a tremendous rattling, at which Bullet took fright,
broke his bridle, and dashed off in grand style;
and would have stopped all farther negotiations by going home in disgust,
had not a traveller arrested him and brought him back;
but Kit did not move.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

We ask them to remove the missiles deployed against Taiwan,
give up their military threat, and instead let us together
open the door to cross-Strait peaceful and stable dialogue and negotiations.
- Chen Shui-bian

In these negotiations we are not a helpless object,
although great world powers are involved.
We play an active role and try to influence our destiny;
we have our own trump cards and we use them.
- Alija Izetbegovic

When we came then to the 1967 negotiations we had the
problem of one market between two countries fully under
the control of the American companies that owned the
facilities on both sides of the border.
- Leonard Woodcock

Therefore, if one were to consider that there was virtually
no possibility of success through the US-Japan negotiations,
the military and economic pressures would only force
Japan into further crisis if time were allowed to pass in vain.
- Hideki Tojo

By the Declaration of Independence, dreaded by the
foes an for a time doubtfully viewed by many of the friends of America,
everything stood on a new and more respectable footing,
both with regard to the operations of war or negotiations with foreign powers.
- Mercy Otis Warren

I think they do have to get it right in Sierra Leone.
There has to be something in there now to establish confidence,
to stabilize the situation, and then to move to some
sort of political negotiations.
- Alex Morrison

Though no one wants war, Congress needed to give the
President the authority he needs to protect America
while encouraging the use of diplomacy and negotiations
to try and arrive at a peaceful solution to this problem.
- Allen Boyd

While the United States has largely been missing in
action from the diplomatic game,
the European Union and Iran have been making progress
at developing a formula that would lead to the suspension
of Iran's nuclear enrichment program and the start of serious negotiations.
- Earl Blumenauer

Sanctions and negotiations can be very ineffective,
and indeed foolish, unless the people you are talking
with and negotiating with and trying to reach agreements
with are people who can be trusted to keep their word.
- Caspar Weinberger

And for every project, because it takes years,
you can see the early drawings and collages as just a simple,
vague idea, and through the years and through the negotiations of getting the permit,
you see that every detail is now clarified.
- Christo

War is something Arafat sends others to do for him.
That is, the poor souls who believe in him.
This pompous incompetent caused the failure of the Camp David negotiations,
Clinton's mediation.
- Oriana Fallaci

In September, I left the show.
We were going through discussions and negotiations,
and I had been on the show for about 11 years,
and there were some things that I was asking for that
I didn't feel were the moon or the stars.
- Hunter Tylo

One has to work for years and decades,
to conduct negotiations, to stand for positions and points of view,
to jointly develop a civilized view on the administrative
and state organization of Chechnya.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

I enter negotiations with Chairman Arafat,
the leader of the PLO, the representative of the Palestinian people,
with the purpose to have coexistence between our two entities,
Israel as a Jewish state and Palestinian state,
entity, next to us, living in peace.
- Yitzhak Rabin

As they say, one thing led to another,
and, ultimately, the British and Irish governments
asked me to serve as chairman of the peace negotiations,
which ironically began six years ago this week.
- George J. Mitchell

We've talked to the Europeans about it.
It's clear if those negotiations fail,
then we are agreed with the Europeans that the next
step is to take the matter to the U.N.
Security Council.
- Stephen Hadley

The way you have bipartisan negotiations,
you sit down across the table, as we did with Ted Kennedy,
as I've done with many other members,
and you say, 'OK, here's what I want,
here's what you want.
We'll adhere to your principles, but we'll make concessions.'
- John McCain

Number one, that it is smart to communicate and negotiate
with your enemy instead of just waging war with bombs
and weapons of mass destruction.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

No one should negotiate their dreams.
Dreams must be free to fly high.
No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams.
You should never agree to surrender your dreams.
- Jesse Jackson

True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures;
but one can generally negotiate a compromise.
- Moliere

Marriage: love, honor, and negotiate.
- Joe Moore

Democrats believe we must have comprehensive health
care reform that includes giving the federal government
authority to negotiate lower prices with drug companies.
- Jim Clyburn

Over the past decade, prescribing information has grown more and more complex,
more and more dense and more difficult to negotiate.
- Andrew von Eschenbach

I've learned that in order to achieve what I wanted,
it made more sense to negotiate than to defend the
autonomy of my work by pounding my fist on the table.
- Thom Mayne

Treaties of peace, made after war, are entrusted to
individuals to negotiate and carry out.
- Richard Cobden

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

When you actually meet the devil and he offers you
a deal most artists eventually negotiate.
- Marc Maron

Can any of us even imagine, after Pearl Harbor,
President Roosevelt suggesting we negotiate a resolution
or that we could simply prosecute those involved? Of
course it is unimaginable.
We are right to be in the Middle East,
and we are right to treat this as the war it is.
- Marsha Blackburn

It's learning how to negotiate to keep both sides happy -
whether it's for a multi-million dollar contract or
just which show to watch on TV,
that determines the quality and enjoyment of our lives.
- Leigh Steinberg

I was in the room with, you know, more than a dozen
Republicans trying to negotiate the stimulus.
Most of them decided the politics of the situation
meant they should walk away,
even if it wasn't responsible in terms of what our
country needed right then.
- Claire McCaskill

We tried our best for the longest time to negotiate
a peaceful resolution to the matter,
and at each step, we were thwarted by those that said,
No, we will not turn the boy over to his father.
- Janet Reno

Dignity is not negotiable.
Dignity is the honor of the family.
- Vartan Gregorian

Let's all understand that these guiding principles
cannot be discarded for short-term political gains.
They represent what this country is all about.
They are indigenous to the American idea.
And these are principles which are not negotiable.
- Barbara Jordan

Gun control means being able to hit your target.
If I have a 'hot button' issue, this is definitely it.
Don't even think about taking my guns.
My rights are not negotiable, and I am totally unwilling
to compromise when it comes to the Second Amendment.
- Michael Badnarik

In the steel industry the corporations generally have
accepted collective bargaining and negotiated wage
agreements with the Committee for Industrial Organization.
- John L. Lewis

Finally, my manager negotiated a deal where I got to produce my own records.
- Waylon Jennings

In 1974, the modeling world changed.
Jerry Ford and my lawyer negotiated the deal for the
first exclusive contract in modeling history.
- Lauren Hutton

In the years just before...
during the Carter years, the Soviets regularly violated,
if you will, both the spirit and theletter of arms control agreements,
I think, that they had negotiated during the period of detente.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick


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