All government indeed, every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act is founded on compromise and barter.
Real life is, to most men, a long second-best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible but the world of pure reason knows no compromise, no practical limitations, no barrier to the creative activity.
Nearly all legislation is the result of a compromise.
Your “If” is the only peacemaker; much virtue in “If.” (As You Like It)
In legislation we all do a lot of “swapping tobacco across the lines.”
From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned.
What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
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.
You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.