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My father said: You must never try to make all the money that's in a 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. Paul Getty
You must be fully prepared to lose a great deal in order to make a great deal.
We were not born to sue, but to command.William Shakespeare
When a man says that he approves something in principal, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it in practice.Otto von Bismarck
The lesson of all history warns us that we should negotiate only when our military superiority is so convincing that we can achieve our objective at the conference table, and deny the aggressor theirs.Richard Nixon
A miser and a liar bargain quickly.
The go-between wears out a thousand sandals.
A grievance is most poignant when almost redressed.Eric Hoffer
Grant graciously what you cannot refuse safely and conciliate those you cannot conquer.Charles Caleb Colton
Most people I ask little from. I try to give them much, and expect nothing in return and I do very well in the bargain.François Fénelon
Buying is cheaper than asking.
You're in a much better position to talk with people when they approach you than when you approach them.Peace Pilgrim
Jaw-jaw is better than war-war.Harold Macmillan