A professional politician is a professionally dishonorable man. In order
to get anywhere near high office he has to make so many compromises and
submit to so many humiliations that he becomes indistinguishable from a
Compromise is never anything but an ignoble truce between the duty of a
man and the terror of a coward.
-Reginald Wright Kaufman
Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof.
-James Russell Lowell
Compromise used to mean 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. -G.K. Chesterton
I don't have to compromise my principles, because they don't have the
slightest bearing on what happens to me.
-Bill Watterson (from the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes)
Politics is about compromises... really stupid compromises.
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