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33 Compromise Quotes

Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy.

Chinua Achebe Quotes

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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 Quotes

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A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.

George Herbert Quotes

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I'm a compromiser and a maneuverer. I try to get "something." That's the way our system works.

Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes

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Compromise is never anything but an ignoble truce between the duty of a man and the terror of a coward.

Reginald Wright Kaufman Quotes

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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 Quotes

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If you are not very clever, you should be conciliatory.

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

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What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.

Bliss Carman Quotes

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Once you consent to some concession, you can never cancel it and put things back the way they are.

Howard Hughes Quotes

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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 Quotes

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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 Quotes

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People talk about the middle of the road as though it were unacceptable. Actually, all human problems, excepting morals, come into the gray areas. Things are not all black and white. There have to be compromises. The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

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For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.

Andrew Carnegie Quotes

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Compromise is never anything but an ignoble truce between the duty of a man and the terror of a coward.

G. K. Chesterton Quotes

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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 Quotes

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

Charles Swindoll Quotes

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An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile--hoping it will eat him last.

Winston Churchill Quotes

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Compromise. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due.

Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away.

Eric Berne Quotes

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Real life is, to most men, a long second-best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible but the world of pure reason knows no compromise, no practical limitations, no barrier to the creative activity.

Bertrand Russell Quotes

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

Tryon Edwards Quotes

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Compromise is never anything but an ignoble truce between the duty of a man and the terror of a coward.

Reginald W. Kaufman Quotes

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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 Quotes

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Quality, quality, quality: never waver from it, even when you don't see how you can afford to keep it up. When you compromise, you become a commodity and then you die.

Gary Hirshberg Quotes

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