Quotations on Compromise

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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
(Keywords: Time, Being, Compromise, Luxury)

But transitions from the politics of violence to democratic compromise are always messy.
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Keywords: Politics, Compromise, Violence)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Success, Ideas, Failure, Balance, Compromise, Consciousness, Feeling, Rivalry)

When it comes to the cause of justice, I take no prisoners and I don't believe in compromise.
- Mary Frances Berry
(Keywords: Cause, Compromise, Justice)

I can't be a wife. I'm not that sort of person. Wives have to compromise all the time.
- Sarah Brightman
(Keywords: Time, Wife, Compromise, Wives)

This product is a compromise, and the nature of compromise is that you don't get everything you want.
- Conrad Bums
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Virtue, Compromise, Trifle)

Healthy disagreement, debate, leading to compromise has always been the American way.
- Donald L. Carcieri
(Keywords: American, Compromise, Debate, Leading)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Courage, Compromise, Job, Saying, World, 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
(Keywords: Money, Control, Compromise, Democrats, Liberal, Needs, Senate)

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
(Keywords: Life, Failure, Betrayal, Compromise, Dignity, Integrity, Tragedy)

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
(Keywords: People, Cause, Compromise, End, March, Washington)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Art, Time, Being, Compromise, Information, Integrity)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Sacrifice, Hope, Compromise, Ending, Loss, Right)

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
(Keywords: Choices, Compromise, Want)

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
(Keywords: Time, Wife, Baby, Compromise, Reason)

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
(Keywords: Music, Compromise, Friends, Songs, Worth)

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
(Keywords: Art, Society, Artists, Compromise, Democracy, Fact, Trying)

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
(Keywords: Death, Fear, Compromise, Duty, Fate, Heroism, Honor, Will)

No, you're not allowed to be bossy when you're married. You have to learn compromise, and compassion and patience.
- Star Jones
(Keywords: Compassion, Compromise, Patience)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Quality, Compromise, Politicians, Trouble, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Leadership, Ideas, Compromise, Country, Germany, Needs)

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
(Keywords: Music, Values, Compromise, Morals)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Politics, Compromise, Interest, Losing, Pretty)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Politics, Compromise, Party, Poor, Statesmanship)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, American, Being, Commitment, Compromise, Conservative, Gain, Ideals, Vote)

Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval.
- Thomas S. Monson
(Keywords: God, Courage, Approval, Compromise, Smile)

I hope it goes beyond meeting with them to a willingness to listen and compromise on issues.
- Dennis Moore
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Competition, Compromise, Worth)

A man's wife is his compromise with the illusion of his first sweetheart.
- George Jean Nathan
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Compromise, Elegance, Simplicity)

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
(Keywords: Fear, Values, Compromise, Constitution, Majority, Measure)

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
(Keywords: Music, Compromise, Legislation, Sense)



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