64 Bargain Quotes On Success In Life

These bargain quotes will inspire you. Bargain, an agreement between parties fixing obligations that each promises to carry out.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging bargain quotes, bargain sayings, and bargain proverbs.

Best Bargain Quotes

  1. “Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.” ~ Albert Einstein
  2. “The secret of political bargaining is to look more strong than what you really are.” ~ Subhas Chandra Bose
  3. “All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  4. “The question is always ‘What is the role of a labor movement?’ How much is about collective bargaining, how much is about social change for all workers?” ~ Andy Stern
  5. “Necessity never made a good bargain.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  6. “It’s just as unpleasant to get more than you bargain for as to get less.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

  7. “If you have free universal health care and free education supported by public school taxes, then you have more bargaining power with your bosses, but if everything is privatized, and ordinary Americans have to pay for everything through their wages, then they’re at the mercy of their employers. If the workers know they’ll be ruined if they lost their jobs, they’re not going to be uppity. You want to break their spirit.” ~ Michael Lind
  8. “With conglomerates selling companies to liquidators, who close down plants and move to non-union areas, it’s about time progressive union leaders step in to stop such job-losing tactics… ESOP should become a part of future bargaining packages!” ~ Tom Colicchio
  9. “There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.” ~ Anatole France
  10. “Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost.” ~ Ronald Reagan

  11. “Collective bargaining has always been the bedrock of the American labor movement. I hope that you will continue to anchor your movement to this foundation. Free collective bargaining is good for the entire Nation. In my view, it is the only alternative to State regulation of wages and prices – a path which leads far down the grim road of totalitarianism. Those who would destroy or further limit the rights of organized labor – those who would cripple collective bargaining or prevent organization of the unorganized – do a disservice to the cause of democracy.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  12. “The conflicting missions of the two armies seemed to have no fog, no gray, only black-and-white clarity. I had lived my life in terms of compromise, rule-bending, trade-offs, concessions, bargaining, striking deals, finding middle ground. In these two great armies, there was no such thing. Good was good, and evil was evil, and they shared no common ground.” ~ Randy Alcorn
  13. “As someone who’s been covering presidential campaigns since the 1950s, I have no delusions about political reporting. Candidates bargaining access to get the kind of news coverage they want is nothing new.” ~ Dan Rather
  14. “A man of faith does not bargain or stipulate with God.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  15. “…So they are trying to do something about it. They are not doing it by seeking charity. They are not begging at the welfare office. They are not, like many of their employers, lobbying the halls of Congress with their gold plated tin cups asking to be paid for not growing crops. They are trying to do it in the way that millions of other Americans have shown is the right way-organization, unionism, collective bargaining.” ~ Cesar Chavez
  16. “Our labor unions are not narrow, self-seeking groups. They have raised wages, shortened hours, and provided supplemental benefits. Through collective bargaining and grievance procedures, they have brought justice and democracy to the shop floor.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  17. “The important role of union organizations must be admitted: their object is the representation of the various categories of workers, their lawful collaboration in the economic advance of society, and the development of the sense of their responsibility for the realization of the common good.” ~ Pope Paul VI
  18. “Those who give hoping to be rewarded with honor are not giving, they are bargaining.” ~ Philo

  19. “Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.” ~ William Cowper
  20. “In the heart of the Great Depression, millions of American workers did something they’d never done before: they joined a union. Emboldened by the passage of the Wagner Act, which made collective bargaining easier, unions organized industries across the country, remaking the economy.” ~ James Surowiecki
  21. “The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated.” ~ B. C. Forbes
  22. “Bargain… anything a customer thinks a store is losing money on.” ~ Kin Hubbard

  23. “Bargaining makes you come up with the best ideas.” ~ Trey Parker
  24. “Negotiations are a euphemism for capitulation if the shadow of power is not cast across the bargaining table.” ~ George P. Shultz
  25. “Fair play doesn’t pertain in bargaining. What matters there is leverage.” ~ Alan Rosenberg
  26. “The only thing workers have to bargain with is their skill or their labor. Denied the right to withhold it as a last resort, they become powerless. The strike is therefore not a breakdown of collective bargaining-it is the indispensable cornerstone of that process.” ~ Paul Clark
  27. “There is no victory at bargain-basement prices.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

  28. “Unions are for ‘collective bargaining,’ not individual bargaining. It follows that most of the achievements of a union, even if they were more impressive than the staunchest unionist claims, could offer the rational worker no incentive to join; his individual efforts would not have a noticeable effect on the outcome, and whether he supported the union or not he would still get the benefits of its achievements.” ~ Mancur Olson
  29. “These are the values inspiring those brave workers in Poland. The values that have inspired other dissidents under communist domination. They remind us that where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  30. “As I learn more and more about the six-year extension of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, it’s obvious to me that NFL owners understood that they were going to get a new deal done at all costs.” ~ Ron Jaworski
  31. “Bargaining has neither friends nor relations.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  32. “To a right-winger, unions are awful. Why do right-wingers hate unions? Because collective bargaining is the power that a worker has against the corporation. Right-wingers hate that.” ~ Janeane Garofalo
  33. “And some of those people that voted Republican are now going to say, what a mistake I made because I didn’t know they were going to take my job away. I didn’t know they were going to take collective bargaining away.” ~ James P. Hoffa
  34. “In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as ‘right-to-work.’ It provides no ‘rights’ and no ‘works.’ Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining…. We demand this fraud be stopped.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr
  35. “While money doesn’t buy love, it puts you in a great bargaining position.” ~ Christopher Marlowe

  36. “We have treated our most serious adversaries, such as Iran and North Korea, in the most juvenile manner – by giving them the silent treatment. In so doing, we have weakened, not strengthened, our bargaining position and our leadership.” ~ Theodore C. Sorensen
  37. “The next generation of innovators, who need neutrality the most, are not at the bargaining table. They’re hard at work in their labs or classrooms, dreaming of the next big thing, and hoping that the Internet is as open to them as it was to the founders of Google.” ~ Edward Felten
  38. “In the steel industry, the corporations generally have accepted collective bargaining and negotiated wage agreements with the Committee for Industrial Organization.” ~ John L. Lewis
  39. “The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you” ~ Charles Dickens

  40. “I was bargaining for time away from Hollywood, and Columbia was bargaining for money. I got what I wanted and they got what they wanted. They knew I was so anxious to do Born Yesterday that I’d have done it for a dollar. They gave me the next best thing.” ~ Judy Holliday
  41. “Collective bargaining isn’t a right, it is an expensive entitlement. Once and for all, we are giving the taxpayers a voice in this debate. We put the power back in the hands of the people.” ~ Scott Walker
  42. “That which man dreams of and to Which he aspires unless fulfilled in his own lifetime can produce no actual satisfaction to him. It will be self-deceiving and a waste of time to advocate dialogue with those who are not ready to listen because it is obvious that the freedom of millions is not a commodity subject to bargaining. It is better to die free than to live as slaves.” ~ Haile Selassie
  43. “No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.” ~ Beck

  44. “If you do not get what you want, it is a sure sign that you did not seriously want it.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  45. “International institutions ought to be, as the national ones in democratic countries, established by the peoples and for the peoples” ~ Henri La Fontaine
  46. “I believe you are your work. Don’t trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That’s a rotten bargain.” ~ Rita Mae Brown
  47. “Most people I ask little from. I try to give them much and expect nothing in return and I do very well in the bargain.” ~ Francois Fenelon
  48. “My heart is a bargain today. Will you take it?” ~ W. C. Fields

  49. “You will find the poet who wrings the heart of the world, or the foremost captain of his time, driving a bargain or paring a potato, just as you would do.” ~ Rebecca Harding Davis
  50. “Peoples will be as before, the sheep sent to the slaughterhouses or to the meadows as it pleases the shepherds” ~ Henri La Fontaine
  51. “I also believe our country made a promise to veterans and their families. Veterans have kept their end of the bargain, and now, the VA is looking to pull out the rug.” ~ Ellen Tauscher
  52. “There’s a direct relationship between the ballot box and the bread box, and what the union fights for and wins at the bargaining table can be taken away in the legislative halls.” ~ Walter Reuther
  53. “We are always bargaining with our feelings so that we can live from day to day.” ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

  54. “The peoples are not awake…[There are dangers] which will render a world organization impossible.
    I foresee the renewal of…the secret bargaining behind closed doors. People will be as before,
    the sheep sent to the slaughterhouses or to the meadows as it pleases the shepherds.
    International institutions ought to be, as the national ones in democratic countries,
    established by the peoples and for the peoples.” ~ Henri La Fontaine
  55. “How can one bargain for anything that is worthwhile? And what else is worth bargaining for?” ~ Charles Williams
  56. “Bargaining is a repulsive habit; compromise is one of the highest human virtues – the difference between the two being that the first is practiced on the Continent, the latter in Great Britain.” ~ George Mikes
  57. “Disabled veterans are not a bargaining chip.” ~ Jim Bridenstine

  58. “We’ve all heard of Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. In contrast, I realized, happiness has four stages. To eke out the most happiness from an experience we must: anticipate it, savor it as it unfolds, express happiness, and recall a happy memory.” ~ Gretchen Rubin
  59. “People who are anxious to bring on war don’t know what they are bargaining for; they don’t see all the horrors that must accompany such an event.” ~ Stonewall Jackson
  60. “The organized labor movement as it is constituted today is as much a concomitant of a capitalist economy as is capital. Organized labor is predicated upon the basic premise of collective bargaining between employers and employees. This premise can obtain only for an employer-employee type of society. If the labor movement is to maintain its own identity and security, it must of necessity protect that kind of society.” ~ Saul Alinsky
  61. “Jaw-jaw is better than war-war.” ~ Harold MacMillan

  62. “Large scale collective bargaining . . . is merely a seductive name for bilateral monopoly, and means either adjudication of conflicts in terms of power, or deadlock and stoppage, usually injuring outside people more than the immediate parties to the dispute.” ~ Frank Knight
  63. “Whatever fighting words you hear from the bargaining table, the reality is that with the new TV contract about to take effect and the incredibly lucrative ancillary revenue streams, both sides know we are on the verge of ushering in the most lucrative payday in the history of professional sports. The history of professional football is that nothing happens until the very last moment.” ~ Leigh Steinberg
  64. “If America cannot win a war in a week, it begins negotiating with itself.” ~ William Safire

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