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 (1815-1898) Prussian German statesman and aristocrat.
Grant graciously what you cannot refuse safely and conciliate those you cannot conquer.
Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832) British clergyman, sportsman and author.
A grievance is most poignant when almost redressed.
Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.
Buying is cheaper than asking.
A miser and a liar bargain quickly.
We were not born to sue, but to command.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.
Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.
Dean Acheson (1893-1971) American statesman and lawyer.