Compromise Quotes

The highest activities are always essentially lonely and private, and these men had a robust sense of their independence and the ultimate self-sufficiency of the mind. In this they were just like Socrates. The only change they operated was to bring philosophy out of the closet into the open, instead of seeking protection behind a little wall like men in a storm. Of course, in so doing they made philosophy, on the one hand, more vulnerable to the public if the hopes of controlling the public are not fulfilled, and, on the other, put at risk that inner intransigence which is the necessary condition of the quest for truth. Not only the rewards but the new responsibilities might prove irresistible temptations to compromise.

Allan David Bloom

Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions - of success, failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance, in this continuous rivalry of ideas.

James M. Baldwin

Its impossible to invest your soul in a compromise.

David Emerald

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

A soul mate issomeone whose way of viewing life is not necessarily the same as yours but complements yours, so that there is not a compromise, there is a complement.

Paul Robear

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

Charles Horton Cooley

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

Let no one think that flexibility and a predisposition to compromise is a sign of weakness or a sell-out.

Paul Kagame

More often there`s a compromise between ethics and expediency.

Peter Singer

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

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

Edmund Burke

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

Bargaining is a repulsive habit; compromise is one of the highest human virtues; the difference between the two being that the first is practiced on the Continent, the latter in Great Britain.

George Mikes

More often there\'s a compromise between ethics and expediency.

Peter Singer

Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away.

Eric Berne

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