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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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

The devil is compromise.
- Henrik Ibsen

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

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

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

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

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

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

To say that an artist sells out means that an artist
is making a conscious choice to compromise his music,
to to weaken his music for the sake of commercial gain.
- Ken Burns

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

Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread.
Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf;
is better than a whole loaf.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

I believe that the Apple Shuffle is an excellent compromise
among the conflicting requirements of simplicity,
elegance, size, battery life, and function.
- Donald Norman

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

I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence.
- Walter Annenberg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We extend our hand towards peace.
Our people are committed to peace.
We know that peace entails painful compromise for both sides.
- Ariel Sharon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But recently it seems that each time I vote,
I am being asked to compromise my conservative ideals
and my commitment to the American taxpayer simply for
the benefit of political gain.
- Jeff Miller

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

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

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

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

That is why everyone in politics, and we do it,
must make sure that they do not depend on one single interest group.
A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution.
- Angela Merkel

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

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

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

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

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

Politics is compromise.
- Paddy Ashdown


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