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compromises Quotes

27 of the best book quotes about compromises
  1. #1
    “If you base your identity on having friends, being accepted, and being popular, you may find yourself compromising your standards or changing them every weekend to accommodate your friends.”
  2. #2
    ″ ‘Can it think?’
    ‘Not only can it think, but it can reason and compromise,’ said the Creator.”
  3. #3
    “I know you now, old enemies of mine!
    Falsehood! . . . Have at you! Ha! and Compromise!
    Prejudice, Treachery!. . .
    Surrender, I?
    Parley? No, never! You too, Folly,—you?
    I know that you will lay me low at last;
    Let be! Yet I fall fighting, fighting still!”
  4. #4
    “I owe it to the rebels who, emboldened by Cinna’s example, might be fighting to bring down the Capitol at this moment. My refusal to play the Games on the Capitol’s terms is to be my last act of rebellion. So I grit my teeth and will myself to be a player. ”
  5. #5
    “For at my side walks hope. In the face of all that insists I turn back, I carry on: this, this is my compromise.”
  6. #6
    “I did know his condition. Edward promised that he would change me himself whenever I wanted… just as long as I married him first.”
  7. #7
    “Compromise. That’s what everyone has insisted on. And so I have learnt it. But differently than most, I think.”
  8. #8
    “ ‘A man is worked upon by what he works on,’ Frederick Douglass once said. He would know. He’d been a slave, and he saw what it did to everyone involved, including the slaveholders themselves. Once a free man, he saw that the choices people made, about their careers and their lives, had the same effect. What you choose to do with your time and what you choose to do for money works on you. The egocentric path requires, as Boyd knew, many compromises.”
  9. #9
    “One more body amongst foundations makes little difference.”
  1. #10
    ″‘Why did you betray us?’ Kendra accused.
    ‘One day those I serve will rule all,’ Vanessa said. ‘I do no more harm that I must. At present, our needs align. We must defeat the guardian to escape this place, and neither of us will succeed alone.‘”
  2. #11
    “Compromise now, because you’ll have to later, anyway.”
  3. #12
    “Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law.”
  4. #13
    “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution...”
  5. #14
    “They are out there, I think to myself, those ordinary citizens who have grown up in the midst of all the political and cultural battles, but who have found a way-in their own lives, at least- to make peace with their neighbors, and themselves. [...] I imagine they are waiting for a politics with the maturity to balance idealism and realism, to distinguish between what can and cannot be compromised, to admit the possibility that the other side might sometimes have a point. They don’t always understand the arguments between right and left, conservative and liberal, but they recognize the difference between dogma and common sense, responsibility and irresponsibility, between those things that last and those that are fleeting. They are out there, waiting for Republicans and Democrats to catch up with them.”
  6. #15
    “We teach females that in relationships, compromise is what a woman is more likely to do.”
  7. #16
    “A good compromise leaves everyone angry.”
  8. #17
    “Marriage, each of them realized intuitively, was about compromise and forgiveness. It was about balance, where one person complemented the other.”
  9. #18
    “Stick two different people with two different sets of expectations under one rood and it ain’t always going to be shrimp and grits on Easter.”

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  1. #19
    “I want to live for immortality, and I will accept no compromise.”
  2. #20
    “Why are you not smarter? It’s only the rich who can’t afford to be smart. They’re compromised. They got locked years ago into privilege. They have to protect their belongings. No one is meaner than the rich. Trust me.”
  3. #21
    “A rabbit has two ears; a rabbit has two eyes, two nostrils. Our two warrens ought to be like that. They ought to be together—not fighting. We ought to make other warrens between us—start one between here and Efrafa, with rabbits from both sides. You wouldn’t lose by that, you’d gain. We both would. A lot of your rabbits are unhappy now and it’s all you can do to control them, but with this plan you’d soon see a difference. Rabbits have enough enemies as it is. They ought not to make more among themselves. A mating between free, independent warrens—what do you say?”
  4. #22
    “Sooner or later in political life one has to compromise. Every one does.”
  5. #23
    “Compromise need not mean cowardice. Indeed it is frequently the compromisers and conciliators who are faced with the severest tests of political courage as they oppose the extremist views of their constituents.”
  6. #24
    “The human spirit will not invest itself in a compromise.”
  7. #25
    “All struggles are essentially power struggles...two rams knocking their heads together.”
  8. #26
    “I found out soon after we met that Leah’s father had promised her in marriage to some young Pole. ”
  9. #27
    “Let the compromising expedient of the constitution be mutually adopted, which regards them as inhabitants, but as debased by servitude below the equal level of free inhabitants, which regards the slave as divested of two-fifths of the man.”
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