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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

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

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

 

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

Politics is compromise.
- Paddy Ashdown

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The devil is compromise.
- Henrik Ibsen

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

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

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

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

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


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