All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
The laws of cricket tell of the English love of compromise between a particular freedom and a general orderliness, or legality.
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.
The Soviets sought not a place in the sun, but the sun itself. Their objective was the world. They would not tolerate compromise on goals, only on tactics.
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 hewantsandnothing that youwant. And that's his idea of a compromise.Give me the Brown compromise when I'm on his side.
Compromise makes a good umbrella but a poor roof.
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