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An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile -- hoping it will eat him last.

A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another -- too often ending in the loss of both.
The compromise will always be more expensive than either of the suggestions it is compromising.
You can do only one thing at a time. I simply tackle one problem and concentrate all efforts on what I am doing at the moment.
Most people hew the battlements of life from compromise, erecting their impregnable keeps from judicious submissions, fabricating their philosophical drawbacks from emotional retractions and scalding marauders in the boiling oil of sour grapes.
The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.
From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been ;abandoned.
Your mind, which is yourself, can be likened to a house. The first necessary move then, is to rid that house of all but furnishings essential to success.
Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise ;in statesmanship.
If one cannot catch a bird of paradise, better take a wet hen.
Compromise is never anything but an ignoble truce between the duty of a man and the terror of a coward.
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
Once you consent to some concession, you can never cancel it and put things back the way they are.
It is the weak man who urges compromise -- never the strong man.
Gather in your resources, rally all your faculties, marshal all your energies, focus all your capacities upon mastery of at least one field of endeavor.
Art is uncompromising and life is full of compromises.
The English never draw a line without blurring it.
If you are not very clever, you should be conciliatory.
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.
What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
Compromise. 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.

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