All legislation, all government, all society is founded upon the principle of mutual concession, politeness, comity, courtesy; upon these everything is based...Let him who elevates himself above humanity, above its weaknesses, its infirmities, its wants, its necessities, say, if he pleases, I will never compromise; but let no one who is not above the frailties of our common nature disdain compromises.Rate this quote:(4.83 / 6 votes)Say it
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Henry Clay

United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852)

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