compromise

A Quote by Thomas Hughes on compromise and ideas

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 he wants and nothing that you want. And that's his idea of a compromise.

Thomas Hughes (1822 - 1896)

Source: Tom Brown’s Schooldays

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A Quote by Samuel Eliot Morison on compromise, democracy, fatherhood, and government

Franklin may . . . be considered one of the founding fathers of American democracy, since no democratic government can last long without conciliation and compromise.

Samuel Eliot Morison (1887 - 1976)

Source: The Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin, 1961

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A Quote by Ronald Thomas on compromise, conflict, and peace

Peace is a two way road of conflict and compromise.

Ronald Thomas

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A Quote by Robert Fritz on choice, compromise, creation, failure, and people

The way you activate the seeds of your creation is by making choices about the results you want to create. When you make a choice, you mobilize vast human energies and resources which otherwise go untapped. All too often people fail to focus their choices upon results and therefore their choices are ineffective. If you limit your choices only to what seems possible of reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.

Robert Fritz

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on compromise, direction, feeling, forgiveness, giving, humility, humor, marriage, needs, principles, repentance, respect, sense of humor, sharing, and understanding

Marriage requires the giving and keeping of confidences, the sharing of thoughts and feelings, respect and understanding always, marriage requires humility - the humility to repent, the humility to forgive. Marriage requires flexibility (to give and take) and firmness: not to compromise principles. And a wise and moderate sense of humor. Both need to be pulling together in the same direction.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Ray Kroc on compromise, play, quality, and service

If you do it first class and you don't compromise values, and you don't compromise quality, and you don't compromise service, and you don't compromise cleanliness, then everybody else who is the competitor has got to play catch-up.

Ray Kroc (1902 - 1984)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on character, compromise, men, and possessions

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph W. Hardy on compromise, control, difficulty, discipline, evil, force, growth, idealism, observation, obstinacy, principles, relationships, risk, time, and yielding

Individualism, as a definition of holding to personal ideals, is classed as obstinacy and anti-social. Inevitably we run point blank into the evils of compromise. When compromise enters our moral fibre, it spreads like a cancerous growth. We think we plan adequate safeguards around areas in which we contemplate yielding our standards, but once we lower the fence and break our strong will to do right, come what may, we expose ourselves to forces that spread beyond control. Compromise always starts on some rather insignificant principle. The dangers of yielding seem negligible and we usually risk those things first where observation and detection by others is difficult. We thus seek to avoid censure and discipline. In a short time we find ourselves trading our principles for false values and doing it in the black market of human relationships. . . .

Ralph W. Hardy

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on compromise, ethics, and trust

How can we be trusted with big things if we're not trustworthy with things that are small? Don't allow your finer instincts to become a casualty of the little everyday crimes of ethical compromise.

Price Pritchett

Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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A Quote by Phyllis McGinley on compromise, happiness, life, and nations

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

Phyllis McGinley (1905 - 1978)

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