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A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece. - Ludwig Erhard


The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles. - Ayn Rand


The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis. Compromise is its second name. - Enid Bagnold


Some men are born to own, and can animate all their possessions. Others cannot: their owning is not graceful; it seems to be a compromise of their character: they seem to steal their own dividends. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbours 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


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


It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found. - Moliere [Jean Baptiste Poquelin]


Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got. - Betty Ford


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