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

 

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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Better bend than break.
~ Scottish Proverb

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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Gather in your resources, rally all your faculties, marshal all your energies, focus all your capacities upon mastery of at least one field of endeavor.
~ John Haggai

 

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If one cannot catch a bird of paradise, better take a wet hen.
~ Nikita Khrushchev

 

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If you are not very clever, you should be conciliatory.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

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It is the weak man who urges compromise -- never the strong man.
~ Elbert Hubbard

 

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Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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Most people hew the battlements of life from compromise, erecting their impregnable keeps from judicious submissions, fabricating their philosophical drawbacks from emotional retractions and scalding marauders in the boiling oil of sour grapes.
~ Anonymous

 

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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

 

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

 

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The English never draw a line without blurring it.
~ Winston Churchill

 

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