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Compromise quotes

Robert Coles
Abraham Lincoln did not go to Gettysburg having commissioned a poll to find out what would sell in Gettysburg. There were no people with percentages for him, cautioning him about this group or that group or what they found in exit polls a year earlier. When will we have the courage of Lincoln?

G. K. Chesterton
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.

Sir Winston Churchill
The English never draw a line without blurring it.

Mahatma Gandhi
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.

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

Janis Joplin
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.

Mary Parker Follett
There are three ways of dealing with difference: domination, compromise, and integration. By domination only one side gets what it wants by compromise neither side gets what it wants by integration we find a way by which both sides may get what they wish.

Maxwell Maltz
You can do only one thing at a time. I simply tackle one problem and concentrate all efforts on what I am doing at the moment.

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