Compromise Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Compromise

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


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


We are opposed to the line of compromise with imperialism. At the same time, we cannot tolerate the practice of only shouting against imperialism, but, in actual fact, being afraid to fight it.
~By Kim Il Sung ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


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


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 ~


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


I'm free. I just do what I want, say what I want, say how I feel, and I don't try to hurt nobody. I just try to make sure that I don't compromise my art in any kind of way, and I think people respect that.
~By Erykah Badu ~


Soldiers, when committed to a task, can't compromise. It's unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it's been done.
~By John Keegan ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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.
~By Robert Fritz ~


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


But just as they did in Philadelphia when they were writing the constitution, sooner or later, you've got to compromise. You've got to start making the compromises that arrive at a consensus and move the country forward.
~By Colin Powell ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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.
~By Nick Rahall ~


I'm interested in why people compromise when they shouldn't. It comes back to what V's about in a sense. We've all got ideals, but given the right circumstances, we'll forget about them and put them behind us. I'm very interested in why people do that.
~By David Lloyd ~


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 ~


I am a journalist in the field of etiquette. I try to find out what the most genteel people regularly do, what traditions they have discarded, what compromises they have made.
~By Amy Vanderbilt ~


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.
~By Ken Burns ~


With these kinds of proposals, the devil is in the details. We're going to examine this realignment closely. We will fight any measure that compromises our needs - now or in the future.
~By John B. Larson ~


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


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.
~By Roger Mudd ~


Politics is compromise.
~By Paddy Ashdown ~


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


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


Any type of operating system that I wanted to be able to hack, I basically compromised the source code, copied it over to the university because I didn't have enough space on my 200 megabyte hard drive.
~By Kevin Mitnick ~


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 know what the Englishman's idea of compromise is? He says, Some people say there is a God. Some people say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements.
~By William Butler Yeats ~


When we acquired California and New- Mexico this party, scorning all compromises and all concessions, demanded that slavery should be forever excluded from them, and all other acquisitions of the Republic, either by purchase or conquest, forever.
~By Robert Toombs ~


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.'
~By Barack Obama ~


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 ~


The government can still conduct clandestine searches of innocent people's private information such as library, medical, and financial records. This is wrong and should have been addressed in a true compromise.
~By Jose Serrano ~


Gun control means being able to hit your target. If I have a 'hot button' issue, this is definitely it. Don't even think about taking my guns. My rights are not negotiable, and I am totally unwilling to compromise when it comes to the Second Amendment.
~By Michael Badnarik ~


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 ~


Whether I get adequate attention or not, people here do know the work I have been doing systematically and without compromise for over 40 years. I get tired of people making excuses for guys who don't continue the art because they can't make a living.
~By Bill Dixon ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


Terrorism can never be accepted. We must fight it together, with methods that do not compromise our respect for the rule of law and human rights, or are used as an excuse for others to do so.
~By Anna Lindh ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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.
~By Raquel Welch ~


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 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 ~


Being in a band is always a compromise. Provided that the balance is good, what you lose in compromise, you gain by collaboration.
~By Mike Rutherford ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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.
~By Sandra Day O'Connor ~


Too many women throw themselves into romance because they're afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won't do that.
~By Julie Delpy ~


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 ~


To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be.
~By Golda Meir ~


Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


But, after all, the aim of art is to create space - space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration, space within which the subjects of painting can live.
~By Frank Stella ~


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


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


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.
~By Robert Toombs ~


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


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 ~


I wouldn't say no to other kinds of musical opportunities. I guess that it just depends on what it was or what it required me to do, and if I felt that it compromised my own soul.
~By Joan Jett ~


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


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

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