12 Best Quotes about Negotiation

From the U.S. point of view, negotiations are, in effect, a way for Israel to continue its policies of systematically taking over whatever it wants in the West Bank, maintaining the brutal siege on Gaza, separating Gaza from the West Bank and, of course, occupying the Syrian Golan heights, all with full U.S. support. - Noam Chomsky

Banks Quotes

The symbolic significance of individual athletes' achievements has sometimes proved more productive than the negotiations of diplomats or politicians. - Richard Attias, Businessman

Achievement Quotes

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, Statesman

Aim Quotes


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, Statesman

Challenge Quotes, Emotion Quotes, Facts Quotes

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

Compromise Quotes

The western mantra is that Israel seeks negotiations without preconditions, while the Palestinians refuse. The opposite is more accurate. - Noam Chomsky

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

Those who had demanded no more than an end to the bombing of North Vietnam and a commitment to negotiations saw their demands being realized, and lapsed into silence. - Noam Chomsky

Commitment Quotes, Silence Quotes

Human beings are born solitary, but everywhere they are in chains - daisy chains - of interactivity. Social actions are makeshift forms, often courageous, sometimes ridiculous, always strange. And in a way, every social action is a negotiation, a compromise between 'his,' 'her' or 'their' wish and yours. - Andy Warhol

Action Quotes, Compromise Quotes, Courage Quotes

Many will view the compromises that will be made during your negotiations as painful concessions. But why not view them as peace offerings, ones that will provide in return the priceless gifts of hope, security and freedom for our children and our children's? - Abdallah II of Jordan, Jordanian Leader

Children Quotes, Freedom Quotes, Compromise Quotes, Hope Quotes, Pain Quotes, Security Quotes

The core issue here is that the Israeli government refuses to commit to terms of reference for the negotiations that are based on international law and United Nations resolutions, and that it frantically continues to intensify building of settlements on the territory of the State of Palestine. - Mahmoud Abbas, Statesman

Resolution Quotes, Law Quotes

It seems Palestinians can't win. The language of peace negotiations has always been predicated on a representation that Palestinians are violent and that is why Israel behaves as it does. - Randa Abdel-Fattah, Writer

Language Quotes