Quotes by compromise

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  • Tryon Edwards
    Tryon Edwards
    American theologian 1809-1894
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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.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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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.
  • Molière
    Molière
    French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
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    It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found.
  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    American politician 1961-
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    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.
  • George Herbert
    George Herbert
    English poet 1593-1633
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    A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    All government - indeed, every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act - is founded on compromise and barter.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
  • Bhagat Singh
    Bhagat Singh
    Indian socialist revolutionary 1907-1931
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    Compromise is not such ignoble and deplorable a thing as we generally think. It is rather an indispensable factor in the political strategy. Any nation that rises against the oppressors is bound to fail in the beginning and to gain partial reforms during the medieval period of its struggle through compromises.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
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    Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.
  • James Russell Lowell
    James Russell Lowell
    American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
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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.
  • Thomas S. Monson
    Thomas S. Monson
    American religious leader and author 1927-2018
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    Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    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.
  • Janis Joplin
    Janis Joplin
    American singerer 1943-1970
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    Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
  • Lawrence Durrell
    Lawrence Durrell
    British Author 1912-1990
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    For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential, the imagination.
  • Charles Sumner
    Charles Sumner
    American politician and U.S. Senator 1811-1874
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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.
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