compromise

A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on compromise, conflict, interest, satisfaction, and thinking

COMPROMISE, n. 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

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on business, compromise, good, lawyers, neighbors, opportunity, persuasion, superiority, and time

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser - in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: "Notes for a Law Lecture" July 1, 1850, p. 81.

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