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Compromise Quotes

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To be or not to be is not
a question of compromise.
Either you be or you don't be.
- Golda Meir

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All compromise is based on give and take,
but there can be no give and take on fundamentals.
Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender.
For it is all give and no take.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I was losing interest in politics,
when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again.
What I have done since then is pretty well known.
- Abraham Lincoln

In a relationship, when does the art of compromise become compromising?
- Sarah Jessica Parker

 

Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Discourage litigation.
Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.
As a peacemaker the lawyer has
superior opportunity of being a good man.
There will still be business enough.
- Abraham Lincoln

A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
- George Herbert


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Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof;
it is temporary expedient,
often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.
- James Russell Lowell

It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures,
but a compromise can usually be found.
- Moliere

You have to compromise all the way.
The only thing that counts is the result.
- Richard Widmark

All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment,
every virtue, and every prudent act,
is founded on compromise and barter.
- Edmund Burke

Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions -
of success,
failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance,
in this continuous rivalry of ideas.
- James M. Baldwin

The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis.
Compromise is its second name.
- Enid Bagnold

From the beginning of our history the country has been
afflicted with compromise.
It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned.
- Charles Sumner

If you find yourself in a movie that you have questions about,
it's not a compromise to your integrity.
- Tim Robbins

Let no one think that flexibility and a predisposition
to compromise is a sign of weakness or a sell-out.
- Paul Kagame

A good compromise, a good piece of legislation,
is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music.
Everybody can recognize it.
They say, 'Huh.
It works.
It makes sense.'
- Barack Obama

I was editing Canadian Literature.
I didn't want to let Canadian Literature go,
so they reached a nice compromise by which I received
half a professor's salary.
- George Woodcock

Once you're signed to a label you compromise.
- Talib Kweli

They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable,
but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?
- Princess Diana

If you ask me to compromise on principle,
I will get out the veto pen.
- Bill Owens

And what it depends on, of course, is whether the story
itself is worth the ethical compromise it requires
and whether the competition is onto the story.
- Roger Mudd

Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise,
and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow
for an inevitable fall in playing.
- Samuel Butler

Amplifying acoustic instruments more than a little is really cheating,
and everything becomes a compromise.
- Richard Thompson

You may either win your peace or buy it:
win it,
by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil.
- John Ruskin

This evolution may compromise Java's claim of being simpler than C++,
but my guess is that the effort will make Java a better
language than it is today.
- Bjarne Stroustrup

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate,
when honor scorns to compromise with death -
that is heroism.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Don't compromise yourself.
You are all you've got.
- Janis Joplin

The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating
than the sudden jolt of misfortune.
- Charles R. Swindoll

Ain't nobody making music to not be heard and the easiest
way to be heard is to be on the radio,
but you should never compromise who you are,
your values or your morals.
- Talib Kweli

You need to do the work to bring the money in,
but not compromise standards.
- Heston Blumenthal

I sincerely believe that there's room for cutting down
trees for forestry and grazing,
so as we all get to eat.
Everyone has to compromise.
- Steve Irwin

More often there's a compromise between ethics and expediency.
- Peter Singer

Sometimes I have to compromise my views,
but I never compromise on issues like the death penalty and the arm trade laws,
despite what the readers or letters may say.
- Jonathan Shapiro

Compromise: An agreement between two men to do what both agree is wrong.
- Lord Edward Cecil

Conciliation is not capitulation, nor is compromise
to be deemed equivalent to imbalanced concession.
- Jalal Talabani

We all have a childhood dream that when there is love,
everything goes like silk, but the reality is that
marriage requires a lot of compromise.
- Raquel Welch

Being in a band is always a compromise.
Provided that the balance is good, what you lose in compromise,
you gain by collaboration.
- Mike Rutherford

I hope it goes beyond meeting with them to a willingness
to listen and compromise on issues.
- Dennis Moore

The door of conciliation and compromise is finally
closed by our adversaries,
and it remains only to us to meet the conflict with
the dignity and firmness of men worthy of freedom.
- Robert Toombs

If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared
to compromise on anything at any time,
and you would achieve nothing.
- Margaret Thatcher

I felt that to do this drug, I had to become someone
totally different than I was.
I had to compromise my integrity, my value system.
I knew it was so wrong.
- Kelli White

It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing
majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th
Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

I can't be a wife.
I'm not that sort of person.
Wives have to compromise all the time.
- Sarah Brightman

I don't think there's anything in the compromise that
means that there's a clash of ethics.
- Peter Singer

I don't think you can compromise, news either has integrity or it doesn't.
It either is accurate, balanced and fair or it isn't.
- Richard Parsons

The Senate needs 60 votes to pass anything.
They have to compromise with liberal Democrats to spend more money.
Even though arguably we have control of the Senate,
we really don't.
- Steve Chabot

We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message
is not a compromise but an ultimatum.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

It's a necessary quality of a diplomat or a politician that he will compromise.
Uncompromising politicians or diplomats get you into
the most terrible trouble.
- John Keegan

A man's wife is his compromise with the illusion of his first sweetheart.
- George Jean Nathan

This product is a compromise, and the nature of compromise
is that you don't get everything you want.
- Conrad Bums

The compromise will always be more expensive than either
of the suggestions it is compromising.
- Arthur Bloch

I went to a bunch of marches in New York and Washington,
and you know I believe in the cause,
but to march with those people takes a lot of compromise on my end.
- David Cross

I've been lucky enough to have had the luxury of being
able to make the picture I've wanted to make each time
on my own terms and without compromise.
- Dario Argento

Compromise and tolerance are magic words.
It took me 40 years to become philosophical.
- Hedy Lamarr

Healthy disagreement, debate, leading to compromise
has always been the American way.
- Donald L. Carcieri

But transitions from the politics of violence to democratic
compromise are always messy.
- Timothy Garton Ash

We all understand that compromise is part of the legislative process,
yet at the same time, I would submit that wilderness is not for sale.
- Nick Rahall

Don't compromise even if it hurts to be yourself.
- Toby Keith

Every day there is a compromise.
Living with somebody requires a lot of understanding.
But I love being married.
I really love it.
- Nicole Kidman

I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence.
- Walter Annenberg

We are going to finish this picture just the way I want it...
because you cannot compromise an artist's vision.
- Ed Wood

Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good
in the hope of retaining another -
too often ending in the loss of both.
- Tryon Edwards

Politics is compromise.
- Paddy Ashdown

Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away.
- Eric Berne

Rather, it is through conciliation and compromise that
we are building a fair Iraq,
a just state for all its peoples.
- Jalal Talabani

There can be no compromise with war;
it cannot be reformed or controlled;
cannot be disciplined into decency or codified into common sense.
- Jeanette Rankin

But to put out a greatest hits on one CD was totally impossible,
I just couldn't do it.
The best compromise was to put out two CDs -
Early Days - which is what it is -
and Latter Days.
- Jimmy Page

When it comes to the cause of justice,
I take no prisoners and I don't believe in compromise.
- Mary Frances Berry

I may fall here in the Senate chamber,
but I will.
never make any compromise with any such men.
- Benjamin F. Wade

True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures;
but one can generally negotiate a compromise.
- Moliere


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