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    Being a man is the continuing battle for one's life. One loses a bit of manhood with every stale compromise to the authority of any power in which one does not believe.

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The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men read more

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.

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

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

by Edmund Burke Found in: Compromise Quotes,
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Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.

Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Compromise Quotes,
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If you are not very clever, you should be conciliatory.

If you are not very clever, you should be conciliatory.

by Benjamin Disraeli Found in: Compromise Quotes,
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The compromise will always be more expensive than either of the suggestions it is compromising.

The compromise will always be more expensive than either of the suggestions it is compromising.

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Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy.

Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy.

by Chinua Achebe Found in: Compromise Quotes,
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From compromise and things half done, Keep me with stern and stubborn pride; And when at read more

From compromise and things half done, Keep me with stern and stubborn pride; And when at last the fight is won, God, keep me still unsatisfied.

by Louis Untermeyer Found in: Compromise Quotes,
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Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away.

Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away.

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Compromise. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he read more

Compromise. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Compromise Quotes,
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