Compromise Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Compromise

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Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.
~By John Dewey ~


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


The reason I didn't fly over from Maui at their beck and call is my wife was about to have a baby at any time. Those guys knew that. These guys would not compromise and meet me halfway.
~By Sammy Hagar ~


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


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.
~By Samuel Butler ~


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.
~By John Keegan ~


We can still find middle ground, truly secure our borders, deal with those already here and address our labor needs. But those who advocate giving current illegal aliens and future guest workers a special path to citizenship must compromise.
~By John Shadegg ~


Everyone assumes America must play the leading role in crafting some settlement or compromise between the Israelis and the Palestinians. But Jefferson, Madison, and Washington explicitly warned against involving ourselves in foreign conflicts.
~By Ron Paul ~


I compromised my ability to tell my story, at the most basic level.
~By Joyce Maynard ~


Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another - too often ending in the loss of both.
~By Tryon Edwards ~


We extend our hand towards peace. Our people are committed to peace. We know that peace entails painful compromise for both sides.
~By Ariel Sharon ~


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


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


A series is filled with compromises.
~By William Shatner ~


The record business is dangerous to the health of bands and individuals, which is something I'm just now learning. But it's not dangerous in any of the ways people think; it's not that they try to make you compromise your art. That's not the problem.
~By T-Bone Burnett ~


I didn't feel compromised as an actor, and allowed other people's fingerprints all over that aspect.
~By Gregory Harrison ~


One of the things I realized early in my career is that you do what you believe, in knowing that if you don't, you will never like yourself. When you compromise out of fear or ambition, it eats inside you.
~By Samuel Dash ~


The message that President Obama delivered in his speech at Notre Dame was: morality is immoral. Pro-life is the extremist position, not a moral position. Yet we should compromise and work to reduce abortions. Where's the compromise between life and death - and why work to reduce the number of them occurring if there's nothing wrong with them?
~By Rush Limbaugh ~


A couple of guys won Academy Awards for the things that I turned down. Today, after coming to terms with everything, after being in therapy for a long time-there are areas where I will compromise.
~By Mickey Rourke ~


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


Even though some in our government may claim that civil liberties must be compromised in order to protect the public, we must be wary of what we are giving up in the name of fighting terrorism.
~By Lucille Roybal Allard ~


One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
~By Chinua Achebe ~


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


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.
~By Jonathan Shapiro ~


The sense of historical continuity, and a feeling for philosophical rectitude cannot, however, be compromised.
~By Herbert Read ~


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


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


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.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


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.
~By Lawrence Durrell ~


I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.
~By Andrew Carnegie ~


Without any intended hubris, I've lead a pretty exciting life. What I've tried to do in Mission Compromised is draw on those experiences to create a sense of excitement and realism within the story.
~By Oliver North ~


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.
~By Andrew Carnegie ~


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.
~By Angela Merkel ~


I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence.
~By Walter Annenberg ~


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


I rise today to discuss the National Intelligence Reform bill. I commend my colleagues in both Houses for their hard work in coming to an agreement. As with any conference, each voice is heard, but none can dominate and compromise must be achieved.
~By Ted Stevens ~


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


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


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


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


I cannot belong to a nonprofit organization because when you receive grants, you have to make such great compromises with your artistic plans.
~By Mikhail Baryshnikov ~


Otherwise, to be a movie star, it's a lot of compromise and also a lot of headaches. You can't do what you want. You become a prisoner of your fame. This happened to me in France and I don't want it.
~By Olivier Martinez ~


What writer wants to make compromises with story? Story is the only reason you're in it.
~By David Simon ~


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.
~By Jeff Miller ~


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


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


Every day there is a compromise. Living with somebody requires a lot of understanding. But I love being married. I really love it.
~By Nicole Kidman ~


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


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


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


The romantic idea is that everybody around a writer must suffer for his talent. I think a writer is a citizen of humanity, part of his nation, part of his family. He may have to make some compromises.
~By Irwin Shaw ~


There can be no compromise with war; it cannot be reformed or controlled; cannot be disciplined into decency or codified into common sense.
~By Jeanette Rankin ~


Gen. Tommy Franks told me the war was being compromised as specialized personnel and equipment were being shifted from Afghanistan to prepare for the war in Iraq - a war more than a year away.
~By Bob Graham ~


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


The devil is compromise.
~By Henrik Ibsen ~


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


No one's interested really in knowing what policies or diplomatic initiatives or arms negotiations might have been compromised by me.
~By Aldrich Ames ~


I try to take people one at a time, with all the contradictions and compromises that most of us live with.
~By Garry Trudeau ~


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


They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?
~By Princess Diana ~


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


Many of the contradictions in Postmodern art come from the fact that we're trying to be artists in a democratic society. This is because in a democracy, the ideal is compromise. In art, it isn't.
~By Brad Holland ~


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.
~By Tom Cochrane ~


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


Film-makers should remain true to their principles and never compromise, there is a real revival in the British film industry but there is a danger that we will become colonial servants of Hollywood. We need to maintain our own integrity.
~By Mike Leigh ~


I'm a moderate. I hang out in the middle. I vote against my party with some regularity and try to compromise. It doesn't appear right now that the Republican Party is welcoming moderates any more.
~By Claire McCaskill ~


Politics is compromise.
~By Paddy Ashdown ~


I've long ago compromised my eight hours a night.
~By Tim Robbins ~


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


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


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.
~By Gregory Harrison ~


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


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.
~By Talib Kweli ~


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


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


Sure, I could of done it different... put my clown in a closet and dressed up in straight clothing. I could of compromised my essence, and swallowed my soul.
~By Wavy Gravy ~


If we don't stop somewhere, if we don't accept an unhappy compromise, unhappy for both sides, if we don't learn how to unhappily coexist and contain our burned sense of injustice - if we don't learn how to do that, we end up in a doomed state.
~By Amos Oz ~


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.
~By Richard Parsons ~


Art is uncompromising and life is full of compromises.
~By Gunther Grass ~


We have to find compromises. That's the way it is in Norway.
~By Kjell Magne Bondevik ~


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.
~By Dario Argento ~


I often wish... that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
~By Bliss Carman ~


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


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


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


Bipartisanship helps to avoid extremes and imbalances. It causes compromises and accommodations. So let's cooperate.
~By Zbigniew Brzezinski ~


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.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


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


Solutions must be based on compromises.
~By Joschka Fischer ~


A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


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.
~By Bjarne Stroustrup ~


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


Germany must be a country which generates political ideas and leadership, which is capable of compromise, which is sovereign and yet knows that it needs its partners on both sides of the Atlantic.
~By Horst Koehler ~


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


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.
~By Steve Chabot ~


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


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


By focusing once and for all on helping the Palestinians build a free society, I have no doubt that an historic compromise between Israelis and Palestinians can be reached and that peace can prevail.
~By Natan Sharansky ~


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.
~By Steve Irwin ~


What I'm concerned about is endless borrowing, which is going to compromise our economy not only today but in the future. Because we know the decisions we make right now really dramatically impact us in the future, and the debt is literally getting out of our control.
~By Paul Ryan ~

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April 15 ,2024
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