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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The devil is compromise.
- Henrik Ibsen

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

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

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 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

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 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

I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence.
- Walter Annenberg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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