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 (1815–98) Prussian German- Political leader, Nationalist
The one sure way to conciliate a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.
—Konrad Adenauer (1876–1967) German Head of State, Politician, Lawyer
Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.
—Nelson Mandela (1918–2013) South African Political leader
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 (1892–1976) American Business Person, Art Collector, Philanthropist