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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.
Unless you are willing to compromise, society cannot live together.
A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
I need to hold onto my soul and my integrity, and I can't compromise 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
Compromise is moving in the right directlon more slowly than one might like.
But there's one thing we are not going to compromise at all: when it comes to security of Israeli citizens and the State of Israel, there are not going to be any compromises - not now and not in the future.
There is a thin line between peace of the brave and peace of the hostage... between compromise - even calculated risk - and irresponsibility and capitulation.
I chose to be a working wife and mother. Why should I compromise on either?
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
It seems like when I was growing up there was more compromise, wanting to work with each other, and I think all of them - all of the lawmakers - have hearts to do what's right, and they all are passionate about it.
To compromise simply means that you go a tiny bit below what you know is right.
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.
Compromise, n. 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.
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
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.
William Butler Yeats
A man's wife is his compromise with the illusion of his first sweetheart.
George Jean Nathan
No, you're not allowed to be bossy when you're married. You have to learn compromise, and compassion and patience.
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.
In a relationship, when does the art of compromise become compromising?
Sarah Jessica Parker
I am perfectly happy to compromise and work with anybody: Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians - I'll work with Martians if - and the if is critical - they're willing to cut spending and reduce the debt.
Enough of these little kitty cats we keep sending to Washington. David Dewhurst will compromise every day in the U.S. Senate... It's what he's done every day in state government.
Every day there is a compromise. Living with somebody requires a lot of understanding. But I love being married. I really love it.
In marriage, compromise nurtures the relationship.
If you compromise what you're trying to do just a little bit, you'll end up compromising a little more the next day or the next week, and when you lift your head you're suddenly really far away from where you're trying to go.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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