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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Compromise (24 Quotations)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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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You can do only one thing at a time. I simply tackle one problem and concentrate all efforts on what I am doing at the moment.
~ Maxwell Maltz

 

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Your mind, which is yourself, can be likened to a house. The first necessary move then, is to rid that house of all but furnishings essential to success.
~ John Mcdonald

 

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