Negotiation is a word that refers to making deals or agreements that benefit both parties. Negotiation quotes can be found for many topics, such as hostage negotiation or negotiating a better home loan or car loan rate. The art of negotiation is a skill that some possess and others do not. During the negotiation process each side must compromise some so that both parties meet in the middle and a deal is reached that is agreeable to both sides. True negotiation starts out with the premise that each side has something that the other side wants, and this knowledge is used to create an agreement so that everyone is satisfied even if neither party is truly happy. Negotiation is used for disputes between individuals, businesses, and even countries. A peace treaty must be negotiated so that both sides are willing to keep the peace, and both sides have something to lose if their party breaches the peace agreement.