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Compromise Quotes


These are some of the best 'Compromise' quotations and sayings.

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

Better bend than break.

Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another - too often ending in the loss of both.

Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is a temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.

From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned. I insist that this shall cease. The country needs repose after all its trials; it deserves repose. And repose can only be found in everlasting principles.

I believe in friendly compromise. I said over in the Senate hearings that truth is the glue that holds government together. Compromise is the oil that makes governments go. See quote detail

Let us not be pygmies in a case that calls for men. See quote detail

We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise.