10 Sure Fire Ways To Negotiate A Contract Like A Pro

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    Sometimes my wife complains that she’s overwhelmed with work and just can’t take one of the kids, for example, to a piano lesson. I’ll offer to do it for her, and then she’ll say, “No, I’ll do it.” We have to negotiate how much I trespass into that mother role—it’s not given up easily.
    —Anonymous Father. As quoted in Women and Their Fathers, by Victoria Secunda, ch. 3 (1992)

    A good businessman never makes a contract unless he’s sure he can carry it through, yet every fool on earth is perfectly willing to sign a marriage contract without considering whether he can live up to it or not.
    Dalton Trumbo (1905–1976)

    Art and science coincide insofar as both aim to improve the lives of men and women. The latter normally concerns itself with profit, the former with pleasure. In the coming age, art will fashion our entertainment out of new means of productivity in ways that will simultaneously enhance our profit and maximize our pleasure.
    Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956)

    Men, you are all marksmen—don’t one of you fire until you see the whites of their eyes.
    Israel Putnam (1718–1790)

    It is sweet and honourable to die for one’s country.
    [Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.]
    Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65–8 B.C.)