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Lord Edward Cecil Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Politics is compromise.
- Paddy Ashdown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The devil is compromise.
- Henrik Ibsen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 yourself.
You are all you've got.
- Janis Joplin

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence.
- Walter Annenberg


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