Compromise Quotes and Compromise Proverbs, Sayings and Thoughts

A collection of compromise quotes and sayings to make you think.

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. ~G. K. Chesterton

Compromise makes a good umbrella but a poor roof. ~American Proverb

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile — hoping it will eat him last. ~Sir Winston Churchill

The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune. ~Charles Swindoll

Don’t compromise your beliefs for money. ~Sicilian Proverb

It is the weak man who urges compromise — never the strong man. ~Elbert Hubbard

Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another — too often ending in the loss of both. ~Tryon Edwards

What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease. ~Bliss Carman

If you have a good case, try to compromise; if you have a bad one, take it to court. ~French Proverb

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

Compromise is always a temporary achievement. ~Chinese Proverb

Better bend than break. ~Scottish Proverb

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s insane to oppose when you can neither win nor compromise. ~Sicilian Proverb

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

One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised. ~Chinua Achebe

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. ~Gary Hirshberg

A bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit. ~French Proverb

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. ~James Russell Lowell

In the long run even a dog will compromise with the cat. ~Hungarian Proverb

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