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Letter "C" » Compromise
«One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.»
«Never cut short your waiting with compromise. Simply put, the waiting's not over until the waiting's done.»
«Quality, quality, quality: never waver from it, even when you don't see how you can afford to keep it up. When you compromise, you become a commodity and then you die.»
«The truth is I can't be with you like this. I mean, I know I said that I could, but I can't. I just can't compromise myself like that. I mean I'm an emotional person. I feel things and I need to be able to get upset and talk about how I'm feeling. I mean that's just...that's who I am and I can't change it. I don't want to. And the thing is you know that, you knew it and you still pursued me because you want something with me, you just aren't strong enough to have it which...in a way makes you a coward. And the saddest part is that...one day you're gonna wake up and you're gonna realize what you missed and it's gonna be too late. (Felicity to Ben)»
«For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.»
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
, Everything You
, something else
«Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another--too often ending in the loss of both.»
«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.»
«Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.»
Author: James Russell Lowell
, party politics
, temporary expedient
«Some people are pragmatists, taking things as they come and making the best of the choices available. Some people are idealists, standing for principle and refusing to compromise. And some people just act on any whim that enters their heads. I pragmatically turn my whims into principles.»
«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.»