Example: in 1983, Lebanon signed the Agreement of 17 May with Israel (which I worked as a member of the Israeli delegation) which was to lead to the withdrawal of all foreign forces, including Israeli and Syrian, from Lebanon and made peace with Israel, but – torn by civil war and Syrian pressure – the Lebanese government avoided ratifying the agreement. But it is not a malapropism to say that a poorly written treatise is not worth the paper on which it is written. If the contract is not clear about what was meant, the parties can argue. This is ironic, because one of the main reasons for a written contract is to avoid quarrels over what you have agreed to. DEAR MR. WYNN: I am an actor with 12 years of experience and I am now negotiating with a new manager to play in one of his plays. We have a discussion about my contract. I want a written contract and the manager insists on an oral contract. Would you be friendly enough to inform me of your opinion on an oral contract? Really, Henry Theeayth.
Goldwyn`s real quote praised a colleague and was in fact “his oral contract is worth more than the paper on which he is written,” he should praise his colleague`s honour and integrity. In modern stores where e-mails, phone calls and conversations are in place and time is often critical to the work and validate the contract, it is important to ensure that an enforceable contract is not established at random. How do you do that? First, you have to prove orally what happened and how the parties to the agreement agreed. In this regard, it is necessary to clarify the terms of the contract and to highlight the agreement between the parties. A friend of mine was married to a man (and later divorced) who was very unbelievable. If he did not keep a promise, he would apologize for “owning” the promise, since he had made it; therefore, the person he had promised (in this case his wife) had no control over it.