The devil is compromise.
I sincerely believe that there's room for cutting down trees for forestry and grazing, so as we all get to eat. Everyone has to compromise.
When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism.
Let no one think that flexibility and a predisposition to compromise is a sign of weakness or a sell-out.
It's a necessary quality of a diplomat or a politician that he will compromise. Uncompromising politicians or diplomats get you into the most terrible trouble.
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.
Compromise and tolerance are magic words. It took me 40 years to become philosophical.
A man's wife is his compromise with the illusion of his first sweetheart.
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.
A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.'
In a relationship, when does the art of compromise become compromising?
I don't think you can compromise, news either has integrity or it doesn't. It either is accurate, balanced and fair or it isn't.
Conciliation is not capitulation, nor is compromise to be deemed equivalent to imbalanced concession.
Rather, it is through conciliation and compromise that we are building a fair Iraq, a just state for all its peoples.
Get it - get it better or get it worse. No middle ground of compromise.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise.
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.
Healthy disagreement, debate, leading to compromise has always been the American way.
I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.
The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.
Everybody, even me, sometimes had to compromise on something, doing things we know to be wrong, and this happens doing whatever job in the world. But a singer must have the courage of saying no.