Compromise Quotes

He never wants anything but what’s right and fair; only when you come to settle what’s right and fair, it’s everything that he wants and nothing that you want. And that’s his idea of a compromise. Give me the Brown compromise when I’m on his side.

Thomas Hughes

Compromise & tolerance were in my blood, It took me 40 years to become philosophical – though I lost my Wife as not being Dominating and Fighter.

Nadeem Naqi (Special thanks to Nadeem Naqi for this quote)

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

Mary Frances Berry

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

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

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

You can’t always have the best team. It’s always a compromise.

Alain Prost

You have to compromise all the way. The only thing that counts is the result.

Richard Widmark

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

You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil.

John Ruskin

You must take the compromise to win, or else nothing. That means: you race or you do not.

Ayrton Senna

You need to do the work to bring the money in, but not compromise standards.

Heston Blumenthal

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

Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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

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

Compromise: An agreement between two men to do what both agree is wrong.

Lord Edward Cecil