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Congress is unable to do the work of the American people because too many politicians believe that compromise means capitulation.
I can't be a wife. I'm not that sort of person. Wives have to compromise all the time.
If you ask me to compromise on principle, I will get out the veto pen.
Yes, years of compromise and disappointment have added depth to my acting.
Amplifying acoustic instruments more than a little is really cheating, and everything becomes a compromise.
Being in a band is always a compromise. Provided that the balance is good, what you lose in compromise, you gain by collaboration.
When you have both parties who will not find ways to compromise, who won't meet in the middle, you have paralysis. It's the perversion of idealism.
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.
For me, integrity is the consistency of words and actions. Part of the way that you do that is to ask people questions on some of the most difficult issues that you confront. 'Take me through where you felt you had to compromise your values.'
I went to a bunch of marches in New York and Washington, and you know I believe in the cause, but to march with those people takes a lot of compromise on my end.
Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions - of success, failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance, in this continuous rivalry of ideas.
James Mark Baldwin
I'm an entertainer, so in whatever form I entertain... The thing about being a rapper is that you have more control over your form, whereas with acting you have to compromise a lot.
I'm not against people buying clothes; I think clothes are wonderful, and I'm very materialistic myself - but there's a way of finding a compromise. I just think we can buy less and pay more, to make sure people aren't being exploited.
In a deal, you give and take. You compromise. Then you grab the cash and catch the next train out of town.
Irving Paul Lazar
When it comes to the cause of justice, I take no prisoners and I don't believe in compromise.
Mary Frances Berry
Film-makers should remain true to their principles and never compromise, there is a real revival in the British film industry but there is a danger that we will become colonial servants of Hollywood. We need to maintain our own integrity.
I love the TV show, and if you make a bad movie it means you've soiled it. Just like if we made an advert. We were offered so many times and I'd say, look, this is the good thing, and you can't compromise that, because then you compromise the integrity of the characters.
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.
I tell people marriage is a compromise, and so are renovations.
I think it's wrong to compromise your values to fit in with the social climate in Washington, D.C. When it comes to spending, I'm not compromising. I don't care who, what, when or where, I'm not compromising.
Sometimes a little compromise isn't a bad thing. You don't need to be precious about it.
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.
I think that among my friends I'm known as being a hard worker; I think if you want to be an actor, there can't be any compromise. You have to work all day, every day. It's not a 9-5 job. There's always something to learn.
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.
Ultimately, there is no compromise. Westerners will either retain their civilization, including the right to insult and blaspheme, or not.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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