No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater.
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.
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.
Compromise has a negative connotation.
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.
Our target is not negotiations, it is the end of the apartheid system. There can be no compromise about that.
We live in age of compromise, but if we stand on the bedrock of God’s truth, we will not bend with the winds of relativism and faithlessness.
R. C. Sproul
There’s no urgency, a third voice urged, pleading compromise. No duty calls. Hold onto the illusion a little longer.So she tried to go on pretending. After all, can’t believing sometimes make dreams come true?No, it can’t. Besides, you're awake now.
I am perfectly happy to compromise and work with anybody: Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians - I'll work with Martians if - and the if is critical - they're willing to cut spending and reduce the debt.
We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise.
I think everybody wants someone who understands them and is able to compromise and meet them halfway. I mean, it goes both ways, you know?
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.