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"Living the truth in your heart without compromise brings kindness into the world.
Attempts at kindness that compromise your heart cause only sadness."
-- Anonymous 18th century monk

Standing on the middle ground because it's safer or less offensive is different than a deep exploration of all sides of a question.
-- Shannon Cain

* “Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.”
~ Jimmy Carter

I feel very strongly that you can't just beat people up anymore; you have to work hand in hand and find ways to compromise, and get big business involved, because it won't happen otherwise.
-- Ted Danson

* People talk about the middle of the road as though it were unacceptable. Actually, all human problems, excepting morals, come into the gray areas. Things are not all black and white. There have to be compromises. The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

There are three ways of dealing with difference:
domination, compromise, and integration.
By domination only one side gets what it wants;
by compromise neither side gets what it wants;
by integration we find a way by which both sides may get what they wish.
-- Mary Parker Follett

* When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?
-- Benjamin Franklin

I see religion as a powerful positive healing force for this nation and the world. But that force is blunted, weakened, compromised inestimably, if we turn religion into a tool for advancing political strategy; if we make it a matter of how to win political office; if we treat it as anything other than a sacred part of life from which we ought to draw sustenance and values and strength for living courageously as good citizens.
-- C. Welton Gaddy

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.
-- Mohandas K. 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.
-- Mohandas K. Gandhi

Negotiation talks are the best way to solve anything. We must replace wars and weapons with negotiations and talks.
~ Akbar Ganji

A balance of interests rather than a balance of power, a search for compromise and concord rather than a search for advantages at other people's expense, and respect for equality rather than claims to leadership - such are the elements which can provide the groundwork for world progress…
~ Mikhail Gorbachev

* there can be no compromise on the right of personal security; there can be no compromise on securing of human rights.
-- Hubert Humphrey

"Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got."
-- Janis Joplin

* "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."
-- Abraham Lincoln

To obtain a just compromise, concession must not only mutual--it must be equal also....
There can be no hope that either will yield more than it gets in return.
-- Supreme Court Justice John Marshall

A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.'
-- Barack Obama

In a relationship, when does the art of compromise become compromising?
-- Sarah Jessica Parker

I go back to what Mrs. Roosevelt taught me: 'Always compromise, but compromise upwards.'
-- Esther Peterson

There can be no compromise with war; it cannot be reformed or controlled; cannot be disciplined into decency or codified into common sense.
-- Jeannette Rankin

Conflicts are a normal part of life; how we deal with them can make a big difference. Often when people resolve conflicts, one person ends up a winner, and one loses out. This may solve the problem for the moment, but resentment and bad feelings can cause more problems later. Another way to look at conflicts is to try to find a WIN-WIN solution, a compromise in which both sides can benefit. In this way, conflicts are turned into opportunities to grow and make things better. This approach is the cornerstone of "conflict resolution" - an important tool for bringing peace into our personal lives, our communities and to our world.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein


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