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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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

A principle is the expression of perfection,
and as imperfect beings like us cannot practice perfection,
we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such
a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.
- Ludwig Erhard

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

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable,
you disconnect yourself from what you truly want,
and all that is left is compromise.
- Robert Fritz

Sometimes a little compromise isn't a bad thing.
You don't need to be precious about it.
- David Sylvian

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

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

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

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

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

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

Politics is compromise.
- Paddy Ashdown

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

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

No, you're not allowed to be bossy when you're married.
You have to learn compromise, and compassion and patience.
- Star Jones

Ultimately, there is no compromise.
Westerners will either retain their civilization,
including the right to insult and blaspheme,
or not.
- Daniel Pipes

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

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

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

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

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

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

I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence.
- Walter Annenberg

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

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

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

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

You can't always have the best team.
It's always a compromise.
- Alain Prost

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

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

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

Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval.
- Thomas S. Monson

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

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

But I always held my music up and protected it from compromise.
So I just do it for my friends.
I've written hundreds of songs, and I'm sure I have
a few albums worth of songs.
- Gregory Harrison

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

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

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

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

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

We all agree on the necessity of compromise.
We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise.
- Larry Wall

I shall argue that strong men, conversely,
know when to compromise and that all principles can
be compromised to serve a greater principle.
- Andrew Carnegie

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

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

Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise,
and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life.
That's really where failure comes.
- Tom Cochrane

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

You must take the compromise to win,
or else nothing.
That means: you race or you do not.
- Ayrton Senna

Get it - get it better or get it worse.
No middle ground of compromise.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prudence and compromise are necessary means,
but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise.
- Charles Horton Cooley

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

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


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