Quotes and Sayings about Compromise
"Even though some in our government may claim that civil liberties must be compromised in order to protect the public, we must be wary of what we are giving up in the name of fighting terrorism."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Government, Civil liberties, Fighting, Giving, May, Name, Order, Public, Terrorism)
"Ours is a government of checks and balances. The Mafia and crooked businessmen make out checks, and the politicians and other compromised officials improve their bank balances."
- Steve Allen
(Related: Government, Politicians)
"When I handed over the names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union, I had come to the conclusion that the loss of these sources to the U.S. would not compromise significant national defense, political, diplomatic interests."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Compromise, Defense, Loss, Names)
"No one's interested really in knowing what policies or diplomatic initiatives or arms negotiations might have been compromised by me."
- Aldrich Ames
"I handed over names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union."
- Aldrich Ames
"I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Compromise, Independence)
"I've been lucky enough to have had the luxury of being able to make the picture I've wanted to make each time on my own terms and without compromise."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Time, Being, Compromise, Luxury)
"But transitions from the politics of violence to democratic compromise are always messy."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Politics, Compromise, Violence)
"Politics is compromise."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Politics, Compromise)
"Gun control means being able to hit your target. If I have a 'hot button' issue, this is definitely it. Don't even think about taking my guns. My rights are not negotiable, and I am totally unwilling to compromise when it comes to the Second Amendment."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Control, Being, Compromise, Rights)
"I'm free. I just do what I want, say what I want, say how I feel, and I don't try to hurt nobody. I just try to make sure that I don't compromise my art in any kind of way, and I think people respect that."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Art, People, Compromise, Hurt, Respect, Want)
"The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis. Compromise is its second name."
- Enid Bagnold
(Related: Art, Compromise, Name, Theatre)
"Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions - of success, failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance, in this continuous rivalry of ideas."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: Success, Ideas, Failure, Balance, Compromise, Consciousness, Feeling, Rivalry)
"I cannot belong to a nonprofit organization because when you receive grants, you have to make such great compromises with your artistic plans."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
"Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away."
- Eric Berne
(Related: Compromise, Games, Intimacy)
"When it comes to the cause of justice, I take no prisoners and I don't believe in compromise."
- Mary Frances Berry
(Related: Cause, Compromise, Justice)
"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."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Compromise, Nothing, Satisfaction, Thinking)
"The compromise will always be more expensive than either of the suggestions it is compromising."
- Arthur Bloch
(Related: Compromise, Will)
"You need to do the work to bring the money in, but not compromise standards."
- Heston Blumenthal
(Related: Money, Work, Compromise)
"We have to find compromises. That's the way it is in Norway."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
"I can't be a wife. I'm not that sort of person. Wives have to compromise all the time."
- Sarah Brightman
(Related: Time, Wife, Compromise, Wives)
"Bipartisanship helps to avoid extremes and imbalances. It causes compromises and accommodations. So let's cooperate."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Causes, Extremes)
"This product is a compromise, and the nature of compromise is that you don't get everything you want."
- Conrad Bums
(Related: Nature, Compromise, Want)
"All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Government, Virtue, Act, Compromise, Enjoyment)
"The record business is dangerous to the health of bands and individuals, which is something I'm just now learning. But it's not dangerous in any of the ways people think; it's not that they try to make you compromise your art. That's not the problem."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: Business, Health, Art, People, Compromise, Learning, Now)
"To say that an artist sells out means that an artist is making a conscious choice to compromise his music, to to weaken his music for the sake of commercial gain."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Music, Artist, Choice, Compromise, Gain)
"Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow for an inevitable fall in playing."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Virtue, Compromise, Trifle)
"Healthy disagreement, debate, leading to compromise has always been the American way."
- Donald L. Carcieri
(Related: American, Compromise, Debate, Leading)
"What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease."
- Bliss Carman
(Related: Fact, Facts, Investigation)
"I often wish... that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease."
- Bliss Carman
(Related: Fact, Facts, Investigation, Tyranny, World)
"The regional security in the Middle East cannot be further compromised by an Iranian loose cannon."
- Russ Carnahan
"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."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: Men, Compromise, Defeat, Principles, Weakness)
"I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: Men, Compromise, Principles)
"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."
- Jose Carreras
(Related: Courage, Compromise, Job, Saying, World, Wrong)
"Compromise: An agreement between two men to do what both agree is wrong."
- Lord Edward Cecil
(Related: Men, Agreement, Wrong)
"The Senate needs 60 votes to pass anything. They have to compromise with liberal Democrats to spend more money. Even though arguably we have control of the Senate, we really don't."
- Steve Chabot
(Related: Money, Control, Compromise, Democrats, Liberal, Needs, Senate)
"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
"Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes."
- Tom Cochrane
(Related: Life, Failure, Betrayal, Compromise, Dignity, Integrity, Tragedy)
"Prudence and compromise are necessary means, but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Compromise, End, Man, Prudence, Will)
"Unless the great majority of Americans not only have, but believe they have, a fair chance, the better American future will be dangerously compromised."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: American, Americans, Chance, Future, Majority, Will)
"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."
- David Cross
(Related: People, Cause, Compromise, End, March, Washington)
"I feel very strongly that you can't just beat people up anymore; you have to work hand in hand and find ways to compromise, and get big business involved, because it won't happen otherwise."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Business, Work, People, Compromise)
"One of the things I realized early in my career is that you do what you believe, in knowing that if you don't, you will never like yourself. When you compromise out of fear or ambition, it eats inside you."
- Samuel Dash
(Related: Fear, Ambition, Career, Compromise, Will)
"You can have information and ease of use and have artistic integrity at the same time. The art of being a good Web designer is getting yourself into that middle ground and treating it as a final destination instead of as a compromise."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: Art, Time, Being, Compromise, Information, Integrity)
"Too many women throw themselves into romance because they're afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won't do that."
- Julie Delpy
(Related: Women, Romance, Being, Identity, Losing)
"Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis."
- John Dewey
(Related: History, Beliefs, Man, Old, Surrender)
"They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?"
- Princess Diana
(Related: Compromise, Poor)
"Whether I get adequate attention or not, people here do know the work I have been doing systematically and without compromise for over 40 years. I get tired of people making excuses for guys who don't continue the art because they can't make a living."
- Bill Dixon
(Related: Art, Work, People, Attention, Compromise, Excuses, Living, Years)
"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."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Art, Imagination, People, Life, Artists, Compromise, Destiny, Potential)
"Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another - too often ending in the loss of both."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Sacrifice, Hope, Compromise, Ending, Loss, Right)
"A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece."
- Ludwig Erhard
(Related: Art, Compromise)
"Solutions must be based on compromises."
- Joschka Fischer
"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
(Related: Choices, Compromise, Want)
"All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Compromise, Surrender)
"A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Compromise, Expression, Limits, Perfection, Practice)
"Gen. Tommy Franks told me the war was being compromised as specialized personnel and equipment were being shifted from Afghanistan to prepare for the war in Iraq - a war more than a year away."
- Bob Graham
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Being, Iraq)
"Art is uncompromising and life is full of compromises."
- Gunther Grass
(Related: Art, Life)
"Sure, I could of done it different... put my clown in a closet and dressed up in straight clothing. I could of compromised my essence, and swallowed my soul."
- Wavy Gravy
"The reason I didn't fly over from Maui at their beck and call is my wife was about to have a baby at any time. Those guys knew that. These guys would not compromise and meet me halfway."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Time, Wife, Baby, Compromise, Reason)
"I didn't feel compromised as an actor, and allowed other people's fingerprints all over that aspect."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: People, Actor)
"But I always held my music up and protected it from compromise. So I just do it for my friends. I've written hundreds of songs, and I'm sure I have a few albums worth of songs."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Music, Compromise, Friends, Songs, Worth)
"A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit."
- George Herbert
"Oftentimes, when constituencies or sectors of opinion are distinct, when they are confronted with a situation where they're going to have to make a serious compromise, they react very negatively publicly, but they also recognize when they step back that this is right."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Compromise, Opinion, Right)
"Many of the contradictions in Postmodern art come from the fact that we're trying to be artists in a democratic society. This is because in a democracy, the ideal is compromise. In art, it isn't."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Art, Society, Artists, Compromise, Democracy, Fact, Trying)
"The devil is compromise."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Compromise, Devil)
"When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Death, Fear, Compromise, Duty, Fate, Heroism, Honor, Will)
"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."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Compromise, Trees)
"I'll bet Shakespeare compromised himself a lot; anybody who's in the entertainment industry does to some extent."
- Christopher Isherwood
(Related: Entertainment, Shakespeare)
"I wouldn't say no to other kinds of musical opportunities. I guess that it just depends on what it was or what it required me to do, and if I felt that it compromised my own soul."
- Joan Jett
"No, you're not allowed to be bossy when you're married. You have to learn compromise, and compassion and patience."
- Star Jones
(Related: Compassion, Compromise, Patience)
"Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got."
- Janis Joplin
"Let no one think that flexibility and a predisposition to compromise is a sign of weakness or a sell-out."
- Paul Kagame
(Related: Compromise, Flexibility, Weakness)
"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."
- John Keegan
(Related: Courage, Compromise, Devotion, Duty, Loyalty, Soldiers)
"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."
- John Keegan
(Related: Quality, Compromise, Politicians, Trouble, Will)
"Don't compromise even if it hurts to be yourself."
- Toby Keith
"Every day there is a compromise. Living with somebody requires a lot of understanding. But I love being married. I really love it."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Love, Being, Compromise, Day, Living, Understanding)
"Germany must be a country which generates political ideas and leadership, which is capable of compromise, which is sovereign and yet knows that it needs its partners on both sides of the Atlantic."
- Horst Koehler
(Related: Leadership, Ideas, Compromise, Country, Germany, Needs)
"Once you're signed to a label you compromise."
- Talib Kweli
"Ain't nobody making music to not be heard and the easiest way to be heard is to be on the radio, but you should never compromise who you are, your values or your morals."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Music, Values, Compromise, Morals)
"Compromise and tolerance are magic words. It took me 40 years to become philosophical."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Compromise, Magic, Tolerance, Words, Years)
"With these kinds of proposals, the devil is in the details. We're going to examine this realignment closely. We will fight any measure that compromises our needs - now or in the future."
- John B. Larson
(Related: Devil, Fight, Future, Measure, Needs, Now, Will)
"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."
- Mike Leigh
(Related: Compromise, Danger, Film, Hollywood, Integrity, Principles, Will)
"The message that President Obama delivered in his speech at Notre Dame was: morality is immoral. Pro-life is the extremist position, not a moral position. Yet we should compromise and work to reduce abortions. Where's the compromise between life and death - and why work to reduce the number of them occurring if there's nothing wrong with them?"
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Death, Life, Work, Morality, Compromise, Nothing, President, Speech, Wrong)
"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Business, Opportunity, Being, Compromise, Man, Neighbors, Will)
"I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Politics, Compromise, Interest, Losing, Pretty)
"Terrorism can never be accepted. We must fight it together, with methods that do not compromise our respect for the rule of law and human rights, or are used as an excuse for others to do so."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Compromise, Fight, Rights, Human rights, Law, Respect, Terrorism)
"I'm interested in why people compromise when they shouldn't. It comes back to what V's about in a sense. We've all got ideals, but given the right circumstances, we'll forget about them and put them behind us. I'm very interested in why people do that."
- David Lloyd
(Related: People, Circumstances, Compromise, Forget, Ideals, Right, Sense)
"Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Politics, Compromise, Party, Poor, Statesmanship)
"Otherwise, to be a movie star, it's a lot of compromise and also a lot of headaches. You can't do what you want. You become a prisoner of your fame. This happened to me in France and I don't want it."
- Olivier Martinez
(Related: Compromise, Fame, France, Want)
"I compromised my ability to tell my story, at the most basic level."
- Joyce Maynard
"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."
- Claire McCaskill
(Related: Compromise, Now, Party, Republican, Right, Vote)
"To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be."
- Golda Meir
(Related: Compromise, Question)
"That is why everyone in politics, and we do it, must make sure that they do not depend on one single interest group. A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Politics, Compromise, Interest)
"But recently it seems that each time I vote, I am being asked to compromise my conservative ideals and my commitment to the American taxpayer simply for the benefit of political gain."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Time, American, Being, Commitment, Compromise, Conservative, Gain, Ideals, Vote)
"Any type of operating system that I wanted to be able to hack, I basically compromised the source code, copied it over to the university because I didn't have enough space on my 200 megabyte hard drive."
- Kevin Mitnick
(Related: Space, University)
"So what I was essentially doing was, I compromised the confidentiality of their proprietary software to advance my agenda of becoming the best at breaking through the lock."
- Kevin Mitnick
"It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found."
(Related: Compromise, Heaven)
"True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures; but one can generally negotiate a compromise."
(Related: Compromise, Heaven)
"Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: God, Courage, Approval, Compromise, Smile)
"I hope it goes beyond meeting with them to a willingness to listen and compromise on issues."
- Dennis Moore
(Related: Hope, Compromise, Meeting)
"And what it depends on, of course, is whether the story itself is worth the ethical compromise it requires and whether the competition is onto the story."
- Roger Mudd
(Related: Competition, Compromise, Worth)
"A man's wife is his compromise with the illusion of his first sweetheart."
- George Jean Nathan
(Related: Wife, Compromise, First, Illusion, Man)
"I believe that the Apple Shuffle is an excellent compromise among the conflicting requirements of simplicity, elegance, size, battery life, and function."
- Donald Norman
(Related: Life, Compromise, Elegance, Simplicity)
"Without any intended hubris, I've lead a pretty exciting life. What I've tried to do in Mission Compromised is draw on those experiences to create a sense of excitement and realism within the story."
- Oliver North
(Related: Life, Excitement, Mission, Pretty, Realism, Sense)
"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.'"
- Barack Obama
(Related: Music, Compromise, Legislation, Sense)
"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."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Fear, Values, Compromise, Constitution, Majority, Measure)
"Now, what we are not talking about, what you're really coming to, is what compromises one makes so that the listener understands somewhat of what you're doing, what you're trying to express."
- Leo Ornstein
(Related: Now, Talking, Trying)
"Many women who have anorexia put their hearts in a compromised situation."
- Carre Otis
"If you ask me to compromise on principle, I will get out the veto pen."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Compromise, Pen, Will)
"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
(Related: Compromise, End, Injustice, Sense, State)
"But to put out a greatest hits on one CD was totally impossible, I just couldn't do it. The best compromise was to put out two CDs - Early Days - which is what it is - and Latter Days."
- Jimmy Page
"In a relationship, when does the art of compromise become compromising?"
- Sarah Jessica Parker
(Related: Art, Compromise)
"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."
- Richard Parsons
(Related: Compromise, Integrity, News)
"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."
- Ron Paul
(Related: America, Compromise, Leading, Play, Washington)
"Ultimately, there is no compromise. Westerners will either retain their civilization, including the right to insult and blaspheme, or not."
- Daniel Pipes
(Related: Civilization, Compromise, Insult, Right, Will)
"But just as they did in Philadelphia when they were writing the constitution, sooner or later, you've got to compromise. You've got to start making the compromises that arrive at a consensus and move the country forward."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Compromise, Constitution, Country, Writing)
"Allowing our government to kill citizens compromises the deepest moral values upon which this country was conceived: the inviolable dignity of human persons."
- Helen Prejean
(Related: Government, Values, Country, Dignity)
"You can't always have the best team. It's always a compromise."
- Alain Prost
"We all understand that compromise is part of the legislative process, yet at the same time, I would submit that wilderness is not for sale."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Time, Compromise, Wilderness)
"There can be no compromise with war; it cannot be reformed or controlled; cannot be disciplined into decency or codified into common sense."
- Jeanette Rankin
(Related: War, Common sense, Compromise, Decency)
"The sense of historical continuity, and a feeling for philosophical rectitude cannot, however, be compromised."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Feeling, Rectitude, Sense)
"If you find yourself in a movie that you have questions about, it's not a compromise to your integrity."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Compromise, Integrity, Questions)
"I've long ago compromised my eight hours a night."
- Tim Robbins
"The future battle on the ground will be preceded by battle in the air. This will determine which of the contestants has to suffer operational and tactical disadvantages and be forced throughout the battle into adoption compromise solutions."
- Erwin Rommel
(Related: Adoption, Battle, Compromise, Future, Will)
"A couple of guys won Academy Awards for the things that I turned down. Today, after coming to terms with everything, after being in therapy for a long time-there are areas where I will compromise."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Time, Awards, Being, Compromise, Therapy, Today, Will)
"You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Peace, Compromise, Evil, May)
"Being in a band is always a compromise. Provided that the balance is good, what you lose in compromise, you gain by collaboration."
- Mike Rutherford
(Related: Balance, Being, Collaboration, Compromise, Gain)
"What I'm concerned about is endless borrowing, which is going to compromise our economy not only today but in the future. Because we know the decisions we make right now really dramatically impact us in the future, and the debt is literally getting out of our control."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Control, Borrowing, Compromise, Debt, Decisions, Economy, Future, Now, Right, Today)
"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."
- Jennifer Saunders
(Related: Love, Compromise, Integrity)
"The media in America has become so cowed and compromised."
- John Sayles
(Related: America, Media)
"You must take the compromise to win, or else nothing. That means: you race or you do not."
- Ayrton Senna
(Related: Compromise, Nothing, Race)
"The government can still conduct clandestine searches of innocent people's private information such as library, medical, and financial records. This is wrong and should have been addressed in a true compromise."
- Jose Serrano
(Related: Government, Medical, People, Financial, Compromise, Information, Wrong)
"We can still find middle ground, truly secure our borders, deal with those already here and address our labor needs. But those who advocate giving current illegal aliens and future guest workers a special path to citizenship must compromise."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Citizenship, Compromise, Future, Giving, Guest, Labor, Needs, Workers)
"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."
- Jonathan Shapiro
(Related: Death, Compromise, Laws, Letters, May, Trade)
"By focusing once and for all on helping the Palestinians build a free society, I have no doubt that an historic compromise between Israelis and Palestinians can be reached and that peace can prevail."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Peace, Society, Compromise, Doubt)
"We extend our hand towards peace. Our people are committed to peace. We know that peace entails painful compromise for both sides."
- Ariel Sharon
(Related: Peace, People, Compromise)
"A series is filled with compromises."
- William Shatner
"The romantic idea is that everybody around a writer must suffer for his talent. I think a writer is a citizen of humanity, part of his nation, part of his family. He may have to make some compromises."
- Irwin Shaw
(Related: Family, Talent, Idea, Humanity, May, Nation, Romantic, Writer)
"What writer wants to make compromises with story? Story is the only reason you're in it."
- David Simon
(Related: Reason, Writer)
"More often there's a compromise between ethics and expediency."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Compromise, Ethics, Expediency)
"I don't think there's anything in the compromise that means that there's a clash of ethics."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Compromise, Ethics)
"We try and stay out of the corporate side of it. The band has never compromised. At some point in our career we could have made a certain type of record and sold millions of units, as they are called."
- Adrian Smith
(Related: Career, Corporate)
"But, after all, the aim of art is to create space - space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration, space within which the subjects of painting can live."
- Frank Stella
(Related: Art, Painting, Space)
"I rise today to discuss the National Intelligence Reform bill. I commend my colleagues in both Houses for their hard work in coming to an agreement. As with any conference, each voice is heard, but none can dominate and compromise must be achieved."
- Ted Stevens
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Agreement, Compromise, Hard work, Houses, Reform, Today, Voice)
"Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
"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."
- Bjarne Stroustrup
(Related: Being, Compromise, Effort, Evolution, Language, May, Today, Will)
"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
(Related: History, Beginning, Compromise, Country, Rights, Human rights)
"We are opposed to the line of compromise with imperialism. At the same time, we cannot tolerate the practice of only shouting against imperialism, but, in actual fact, being afraid to fight it."
- Kim Il Sung
(Related: Time, Being, Compromise, Fact, Fight, Practice)
"The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune."
- Charles R. Swindoll
(Related: Compromise, Misfortune, Wind)
"Sometimes a little compromise isn't a bad thing. You don't need to be precious about it."
- David Sylvian
"Rather, it is through conciliation and compromise that we are building a fair Iraq, a just state for all its peoples."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Building, Compromise, Iraq, State)
"Conciliation is not capitulation, nor is compromise to be deemed equivalent to imbalanced concession."
- Jalal Talabani
"Get it - get it better or get it worse. No middle ground of compromise."
- Henry Ossawa Tanner
"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
(Related: Time, Compromise, Nothing)
"If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Time, Compromise, Nothing)
"Amplifying acoustic instruments more than a little is really cheating, and everything becomes a compromise."
- Richard Thompson
(Related: Cheating, Compromise)
"Now is not the time to compromise on the economy. Instead, we should be doing everything in our power to support long-term economic growth. Permanent repeal of the death tax will mean more high-quality, high-paying jobs for Americans."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Death, Power, Time, Growth, Americans, Compromise, Economy, Tax, Jobs, Now, Support, Will)
"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."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Men, Compromise, Conflict, Dignity, Firmness, Freedom)
"When we acquired California and New- Mexico this party, scorning all compromises and all concessions, demanded that slavery should be forever excluded from them, and all other acquisitions of the Republic, either by purchase or conquest, forever."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Conquest, Party, Slavery)
"We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum."
- Aiden Wilson Tozer
"I try to take people one at a time, with all the contradictions and compromises that most of us live with."
- Garry Trudeau
(Related: Time, People)
"I am a journalist in the field of etiquette. I try to find out what the most genteel people regularly do, what traditions they have discarded, what compromises they have made."
- Amy Vanderbilt
(Related: People, Etiquette, Traditions)
"I may fall here in the Senate chamber, but I will. never make any compromise with any such men."
- Benjamin F. Wade
(Related: Men, Compromise, May, Senate, Will)
"We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise."
- Larry Wall
(Related: Compromise, Necessity)
"We all have a childhood dream that when there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise."
- Raquel Welch
(Related: Marriage, Love, Dream, Childhood, Compromise, Reality)
"I felt that to do this drug, I had to become someone totally different than I was. I had to compromise my integrity, my value system. I knew it was so wrong."
- Kelli White
(Related: Compromise, Integrity, Value, Wrong)
"You have to compromise all the way. The only thing that counts is the result."
- Richard Widmark
(Related: Compromise, Result)
"We are going to finish this picture just the way I want it... because you cannot compromise an artist's vision."
- Ed Wood
(Related: Vision, Artist, Compromise, Want)
"I was editing Canadian Literature. I didn't want to let Canadian Literature go, so they reached a nice compromise by which I received half a professor's salary."
- George Woodcock
(Related: Compromise, Literature, Want)
"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
(Related: God, Truth, People, Idea, Compromise, Lies)