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Compromise Quotes

Updated on April 18, 2016



Agreement: a settlement of a dispute in which two or more sides agree to accept less than they originally wanted.

Something accepted rather than wanted: something that somebody accepts because what was wanted is unattainable.

Potential danger or disgrace: exposure to danger or disgrace.

How Much Do You Compromise?

In life compromise is necessary. Whether in personal relationships, what we do for a living and how we journey through our intricate lives, we will indeed have to compromise. Things we not always go our way and you have to decide what is an acceptable solution for you to live with.

The question is "Just how much are you willing to compromise?"


Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Compromise: An agreement between two men to do what both agree is wrong. - Lord Edward Cecil

Healthy disagreement, debate, leading to compromise has always been the American way. - Donald L. Carcieri

I can't be a wife. I'm not that sort of person. Wives have to compromise all the time. - Sarah Brightman

If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing. - Margaret Thatcher

More often there's a compromise between ethics and expediency. - Peter Singer

To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be. - Golda Meir

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

From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned. - Tyron Edwards

The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles. - Ayn Rand

No compromise with the main purpose, no peace till victory, no pact with unrepentant wrong. - Winston Churchill

When it comes to the cause of justice, I take no prisoners and I don't believe in compromise. Mary Fances Berry

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise. - Robert Fritz

Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than to break. - Jane Wells

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

All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.- Edmund Burke

The devil is compromise. - Henrik Ibsen

From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned. - Charles Sumner

If we don't stop somewhere, if we don't accept an unhappy compromise, unhappy for both sides, if we don't learn how to unhappily coexist and contain our burned sense of injustice - if we don't learn how to do that, we end up in a doomed state. - Amos Oz

Prudence and compromise are necessary means, but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise. - Charles Horton Cooley

The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.- Charles Swindoll

We must be willing to learn the lesson that cooperation may imply compromise, but if it brings a world advance it is a gain for each individual nation. - Eleanor Roosevelt

One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised. - Chinua Achebe

Get it - get it better or get it worse. No middle ground of compromise. - Henry Ossawa Tanner



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      Jen 6 years ago from Couch

      Loved the quotes!