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

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.

All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British political writer.

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.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.

Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

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.

James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American poet, critic and editor.


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.

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The English never draw a line without blurring it.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.

If you are not very clever, you should be conciliatory.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.

Art is uncompromising and life is full of compromises.

Günter Grass (1927-?) German author.

A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.

George Herbert (1593-1632) British poet.