Quotes Reflective On Achieving A Settlement

“Fair is in the eye of the beholder.”

“People look different in person than on paper, it’s all about who’s in the room.”

“Live your life, not your lawsuit.”

“Mediator’s know there are at least three sides to every story: the plaintiff’s, the defendant’s and the “reality.”

“Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” – President John F. Kennedy

“Where you stand depends on where you sit.” Winston Churchill

“I was never ruined but twice; once when I lost a lawsuit; and once when I won one!” – Voltaire, French Philosopher

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Alert Einstein

“You’ve got to know when to hold’em, know when to fold’em, know when to walk away, know when to run.” – Kenny Rogers

“The courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried.” –- Sandra Day O’Connor

“Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.” – Chinese Proverb

“Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.” – Booker T. Washington

“People who fight with fire usually end up with ashes.” – Abigail Van Buren

“Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.” – James Harvey Robinson

By Janet Rubin Fields