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The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis. Compromise is its second name.

Tags: Art, Theatre  ✍ Author: Enid Bagnold

Art is something to be proud of. Art is no compromise.

Tags: Art, Proud  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

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.

Tags: Except, Thinking  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Healthy disagreement, debate, leading to compromise has always been the American way.

Tags: American, Healthy  ✍ Author: Donald L. Carcieri

All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.

Tags: Give, Surrender  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.

Tags: Cannot, Moment  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

The devil is compromise.

Tags: Devil  ✍ Author: Henrik Ibsen

I sincerely believe that there's room for cutting down trees for forestry and grazing, so as we all get to eat. Everyone has to compromise.

Tags: Eat, Everyone  ✍ Author: Steve Irwin

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.

Tags: Yourself  ✍ Author: Janis Joplin

Let no one think that flexibility and a predisposition to compromise is a sign of weakness or a sell-out.

Tags: Sign, Weakness  ✍ Author: Franz Kafka

It's a necessary quality of a diplomat or a politician that he will compromise. Uncompromising politicians or diplomats get you into the most terrible trouble.

Tags: Quality, Trouble  ✍ Author: John Keegan

Don't compromise even if it hurts to be yourself.

Tags: Hurts, Yourself  ✍ Author: Toby Keith

If somebody has never been married, they don't know compromise.

Tags: Married, Somebody  ✍ Author: Eva LaRue

You know what, if you compromise and do stuff that's not becoming to you as an artist, that's your fault.

Tags: Artist, Stuff  ✍ Author: Marina and the Diamonds

A man's wife is his compromise with the illusion of his first sweetheart.

Tags: Illusion, Wife  ✍ Author: George Jean Nathan

In a relationship, when does the art of compromise become compromising?

Tags: Art, Become  ✍ Author: Sarah Jessica Parker

We all understand that compromise is part of the legislative process, yet at the same time, I would submit that wilderness is not for sale.

Tags: Time, Understand  ✍ Author: Nick Rahall

If you have a sense of style and purpose and will you don't want to compromise.

Tags: Purpose, Sense  ✍ Author: Vidal Sassoon

Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.

Tags: Best, Legal  ✍ Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Conciliation is not capitulation, nor is compromise to be deemed equivalent to imbalanced concession.

Tags: Concession, Nor  ✍ Author: Jalal Talabani

Get it - get it better or get it worse. No middle ground of compromise.

Tags: Ground, Worse  ✍ Author: Henry Ossawa Tanner

If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.

Tags: Achieve, Time  ✍ Author: Margaret Thatcher
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That's one thing about Hollywood. People don't always want what's real. People always want a little more. So for me, it's a compromise. Here you go, that hyper-reality.

Tags: Here, Real  ✍ Author: Paul Walker

We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise.

Tags: Agree, Necessary  ✍ Author: Larry Wall

If you want to do anything, do it now, without compromise or concession, because you have only one life.

Tags: Concession, Life  ✍ Author: Gao Xingjian

In marriage, compromise nurtures the relationship.

Tags: Marriage, Nurtures  ✍ Author: Tim Allen

When I handed over the names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union, I had come to the conclusion that the loss of these sources to the U.S. would not compromise significant national defense, political, diplomatic interests.

Tags: Political, Union  ✍ Author: Aldrich Ames

I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence.

Tags: Cannot, Inhibit  ✍ Author: Walter Annenberg

There is no compromise when it comes to corruption. You have to fight it.

Tags: Corruption, Fight  ✍ Author: A. K. Antony

But transitions from the politics of violence to democratic compromise are always messy.

Tags: Politics, Violence  ✍ Author: Timothy Garton Ash

Politics is compromise.

Tags: Politics  ✍ Author: Paddy Ashdown

Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away.

Tags: Away, Between  ✍ Author: Eric Berne

When it comes to the cause of justice, I take no prisoners and I don't believe in compromise.

Tags: Cause, Justice  ✍ Author: Marion Berry

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

Tags: Either, Expensive  ✍ Author: Hans Blix

You need to do the work to bring the money in, but not compromise standards.

Tags: Money, Work  ✍ Author: Heston Blumenthal

I can't be a wife. I'm not that sort of person. Wives have to compromise all the time.

Tags: Time, Wife  ✍ Author: Sarah Brightman

It's not that I'm not willing to compromise. But I won't compromise on principles.

Tags: Willing, Won  ✍ Author: Ann Marie Buerkle

This product is a compromise, and the nature of compromise is that you don't get everything you want.

Tags: Nature, Product  ✍ Author: Conrad Burns

I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.

Tags: Men, Strong  ✍ Author: Andrew Carnegie

The Senate needs 60 votes to pass anything. They have to compromise with liberal Democrats to spend more money. Even though arguably we have control of the Senate, we really don't.

Tags: Control, Money  ✍ Author: Steve Chabot

I don't compromise my principles for politics.

Tags: Politics, Principles  ✍ Author: Chris Christie

Prudence and compromise are necessary means, but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise.

Tags: End, Means  ✍ Author: Tre Cool

I went to a bunch of marches in New York and Washington, and you know I believe in the cause, but to march with those people takes a lot of compromise on my end.

Tags: End, Takes  ✍ Author: David Cross

Compromise works well in this world when you have shared goals.

Tags: Goals, Works  ✍ Author: Jim DeMint

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.

Tags: Art, Everyone  ✍ Author: Ludwig Erhard

In Washington, compromise has become a dirty word.

Tags: Become, Word  ✍ Author: Alain-Fournier

You know, there's a difference between politicians and leaders. Politicians read poll numbers and compromise. Leaders do what's morally right.

Tags: Between, Read  ✍ Author: Jorja Fox

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.

Tags: Possible, Yourself  ✍ Author: Fred Frith

I don't want to have to compromise my morals in order to make a living.

Tags: Living, Order  ✍ Author: Grimes

Climate change is analogous to Lincoln and slavery or Churchill and Nazism: it's not the kind of thing where you can compromise.

Tags: Change, Slavery  ✍ Author: James Hansen

We're not going to scrap the budget and make up some totally new platform the day after the election. So it's certainly willingness to compromise but we're not going back on the fundamental things we're running on in this campaign.

Tags: After, Election  ✍ Author: Stephen Harper

There's no way to reconcile Islam with Christianity. This difference of opinion admits of compromise as much as a coin toss does.

Tags: Islam, Opinion  ✍ Author: Sam Harris

A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.

Tags: Fat, Legal  ✍ Author: George Herbert

I very seldom compromise. I am a Capricorn.

Tags: Seldom  ✍ Author: Carolina Herrera

I did look for compromise. I worked in a bipartisan way.

Tags: Bipartisan, Worked  ✍ Author: Stephanie Herseth

I sure tried to help deliver compromise, consensus, bipartisanship.

Tags: Help, Sure  ✍ Author: Stephanie Herseth

To those supporters who were told that I abandoned them, that is untrue. I abandoned greed, corruption, and compromise, never you, and never the artistic gifts and abilities that sustained me.

Tags: Corruption, Greed  ✍ Author: Lauryn Hill

Studies have been done showing that there really are gender differences, that women do bring more congeniality and compromise to the table.

Tags: Done, Women  ✍ Author: Kitty Kelley

Children refuse to compromise. Adults learn how.

Tags: Children, Learn  ✍ Author: Madeleine M. Kunin

It's time to recognize what compromise means: no side wins or loses all.

Tags: Means, Time  ✍ Author: Madeleine M. Kunin

Sometimes compromise is painful.

Tags: Painful, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Madeleine M. Kunin

Once you're signed to a label you compromise.

Tags: Label, Once  ✍ Author: Talib Kweli

Ain't nobody making music to not be heard and the easiest way to be heard is to be on the radio, but you should never compromise who you are, your values or your morals.

Tags: Making, Music  ✍ Author: Talib Kweli

You cannot compromise unless people talk to you.

Tags: Cannot, Talk  ✍ Author: Thomas Kyd

In a deal, you give and take. You compromise. Then you grab the cash and catch the next train out of town.

Tags: Give, Next  ✍ Author: Irving Paul Lazar

Producing is a world of compromise and actors are utterly spoiled all the time.

Tags: Spoiled, Time  ✍ Author: Damian Lewis

I don't recognize any law but the Sharia of Islam. There is no compromise.

Tags: Islam, Law  ✍ Author: John Walker Lindh

Otherwise, to be a movie star, it's a lot of compromise and also a lot of headaches. You can't do what you want. You become a prisoner of your fame. This happened to me in France and I don't want it.

Tags: Become, Star  ✍ Author: Olivier Martinez

When the Tea Party comes to town, compromise goes out the door.

Tags: Door, Goes  ✍ Author: Claire McCaskill

Life involves other people and it is a compromise.

Tags: Involves, Life  ✍ Author: Kevin McCloud

As a property developer, I learned a long time ago to choose your battles wisely and that, unfortunately, compromise is a given.

Tags: Learned, Time  ✍ Author: Kevin McCloud

To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be.

Tags: Either, Question  ✍ Author: Golda Meir

It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found.

Tags: Found, True  ✍ Author: Moliere

True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures; but one can generally negotiate a compromise.

Tags: Heaven, True  ✍ Author: Moliere

I hope it goes beyond meeting with them to a willingness to listen and compromise on issues.

Tags: Hope, Listen  ✍ Author: Dennis Moore

I believe that the Apple Shuffle is an excellent compromise among the conflicting requirements of simplicity, elegance, size, battery life, and function.

Tags: Excellent, Life  ✍ Author: Denis Norden

If you ask me to compromise on principle, I will get out the veto pen.

Tags: Ask, Principle  ✍ Author: Bill Owens

Ultimately, there is no compromise. Westerners will either retain their civilization, including the right to insult and blaspheme, or not.

Tags: Either, Insult  ✍ Author: Daniel Pipes

You can't always have the best team. It's always a compromise.

Tags: Best, Team  ✍ Author: Alain Prost

The ability to compromise is not a diplomatic politeness toward a partner but rather taking into account and respecting your partner's legitimate interests.

Tags: Ability, Rather  ✍ Author: Vladimir Putin

If you find yourself in a movie that you have questions about, it's not a compromise to your integrity.

Tags: Integrity, Yourself  ✍ Author: Tim Robbins

I never want to compromise my act just to get a laugh.

Tags: Act, Laugh  ✍ Author: Joe Rogan

The future battle on the ground will be preceded by battle in the air. This will determine which of the contestants has to suffer operational and tactical disadvantages and be forced throughout the battle into adoption compromise solutions.

Tags: Battle, Future  ✍ Author: Erwin Rommel

A couple of guys won Academy Awards for the things that I turned down. Today, after coming to terms with everything, after being in therapy for a long time-there are areas where I will compromise.

Tags: After, Today  ✍ Author: Mickey Rourke

I would love nothing more than compromise. But I would say to you that compromise that's not a solution is a waste of time.

Tags: Love, Time  ✍ Author: Marco Rubio

Lovers of audio books learn to live with compromise.

Tags: Books, Learn  ✍ Author: David Sedaris

Yes, years of compromise and disappointment have added depth to my acting.

Tags: Acting, Yes  ✍ Author: Rufus Sewell

I'm hoping that a lifetime of compromise and disappointment will read as extra depth and layers in my work.

Tags: Read, Work  ✍ Author: Rufus Sewell

We extend our hand towards peace. Our people are committed to peace. We know that peace entails painful compromise for both sides.

Tags: Both, Peace  ✍ Author: Ariel Sharon

More often there's a compromise between ethics and expediency.

Tags: Between, Often  ✍ Author: Peter Singer

I don't think there's anything in the compromise that means that there's a clash of ethics.

Tags: Ethics, Means  ✍ Author: Peter Singer

I think a man becomes less than a man when he begins to compromise on what he believes is right.

Tags: Begins, Less  ✍ Author: Mike Singletary

I think that anything that has privileges have responsibility and all people that is clear about their responsibility has compromise.

Tags: Clear, Privileges  ✍ Author: Carlos Slim

Compromise has a negative connotation.

Tags: Negative  ✍ Author: George Soros

I have principles and I am not going to be forced to compromise them.

Tags: Forced, Principles  ✍ Author: Alan Sugar

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

Tags: Misfortune, Wind  ✍ Author: Charles R. Swindoll

Sometimes a little compromise isn't a bad thing. You don't need to be precious about it.

Tags: Bad, Sometimes  ✍ Author: David Sylvian

Amplifying acoustic instruments more than a little is really cheating, and everything becomes a compromise.

Tags: Acoustic, Cheating  ✍ Author: Richard Thompson

We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum.

Tags: Message, Prophets  ✍ Author: Aiden Wilson Tozer

You have to compromise all the way. The only thing that counts is the result.

Tags: Counts, Result  ✍ Author: Richard Widmark
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