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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?
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.
True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures; but one can generally negotiate a compromise.
It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found.
We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.
Charles R. Swindoll
To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be.
Let no one think that flexibility and a predisposition to compromise is a sign of weakness or a sell-out.
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.
Campaigns often make standing on principle the highest of virtues - and listening to your opponents a sure sign of weakness. It's the virtual opposite of what it takes to succeed in office. Squaring the circle takes a powerful combination of skills. But presidents who can campaign and compromise are generally the most successful.
Dee Dee Myers
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.
I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.
I would love nothing more than compromise. But I would say to you that compromise that's not a solution is a waste of time.
If my house was on fire, I can't compromise about which part of the house I'm going to save. You save the whole house or it will all burn down. We either save this country or we do not.
I hate the fact that people think 'compromise' is a dirty word.
More often there's a compromise between ethics and expediency.
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.
A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.
In a country as large and diverse as America, compromise is how we get things done. It isn't always pretty, but we have to find solutions to our problems that, at the end of the day, most people can live with.
To those supporters who were told that I abandoned them, that is untrue. I abandoned greed, corruption, and compromise, never you, and never the artistic gifts and abilities that sustained me.
Compromise works well in this world when you have shared goals.
Every day there is a compromise. Living with somebody requires a lot of understanding. But I love being married. I really love it.
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.
Sandra Day O'Connor
Fight as hard as you can, and then understand there's going to have to be some amount of reasonable compromise.
We believe - we believe that, if we tell the people the truth, that they will act bigger than the pettiness we see in Washington, D.C. We believe it is possible to forge bipartisan compromise, and stand up for our conservative principles.
You need to do the work to bring the money in, but not compromise standards.
In Washington, compromise has become a dirty word.
I don't think there's anything in the compromise that means that there's a clash of ethics.
I don't compromise my principles for politics.
Don't compromise even if it hurts to be yourself.
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