Concessions Quotes

Concessions Quotes by Adolf Hitler, Alleyne FitzHerbert, 1st Baron St Helens, Gao Xingjian, Emile M. Cioran, Jeff Gannon, Mahatma Gandhi and many others.

When dealing with Canadians, it is advantageous to seem to be negotiating from a position of weakness, for when faced with an abject opponent, they become concession-happy and will accede to almost anything.
Alleyne FitzHerbert, 1st Baron St Helens
If you want to do anything, do it now, without compromise or concession, because you have only one life.
Each concession we make is accompanied by an inner diminution of which we are not immediately conscious.
I believe that I am more conservative than George W. Bush. However, it is important to note that he has had to govern, which often necessitates political compromise, I had not had to make any such concessions.
Violence is a concession to human weakness, satyagraha is an obligation.
Conciliation is not capitulation, nor is compromise to be deemed equivalent to imbalanced concession.
Let the amelioration in our laws of property proceed from the concession of the rich, not from the grasping of the poor. Let us understand that the equitable rule is, that no one should take more than his share, let him be ever so rich.
The most amazing thing I’ve ever seen was Jay Johnstone, in uniform, in line at a concession stand in Dodger Stadium after the game had already started.
Fred Claire
It would be the greatest mistake, certainly, to think that concessions mean peace. Nothing of the kind. Concessions are nothing but a new form of war.
The yielding of the weak is the concession to fear.
You seem to make different concessions with yourself about what you want to focus on or not, and what you want to pay attention to.
If you’re going to do a Chris Christie joke, just say, ‘Christie spent $82,000 at a concession stand at MetLife Stadium. Then he turned to his friends and said, ‘You guys want anything?” That’s a joke. I can’t believe it. I caved in. I feel awful.
Dignity has no price … when someone starts making small concessions, in the end life loses all meaning.
I’m fascinated by the journey that an intelligent and an ambitious woman makes in the professional world in contrast to the journey that a man of similar ambition, of similar intelligence makes. What sort of concessions does a woman have to make? Does she have to work 20 percent harder than a man?
Too often in the past, U.S. leaders have forced Israel to pay the price for American strategic interests in the Middle Eastthrough concessions in the peace process as well as passivity in the face of Iraqi attacks
In a contest with a weaker party it is more honorable to yield than to force concession. Magnanimity becomes the strong.
You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way.
The only concession you can make is to what you believe is right.
The Germans are called brutal, the Spanish cruel, the Americans superficial, and so on; but we are perfide Albion, the island of hypocrites, the people who have built up an Empire with a Bible in one hand, a pistol in the other, and financial concessions in both pockets. Is the charge true? I think it is.
The timid civilized world has found nothing with which to oppose the onslaught of a sudden revival of barefaced barbarity, other than concessions and smiles.
Exceptional people deserve special concessions.
There never seems to be any difficulty in stretching the laws and the constitution to fit any kind of a political deal, but when it is proposed to make some concession to women they loom up like an unscalable wall.
ULTIMATUM, n. In diplomacy, a last demand before resorting to concessions.
There’s no such thing as business ethics; there’s just ethics. And ethics makes no concessions for the real or imagined necessities of making a profit.
To write history is so difficult that most historians are forced to make concessions to the technique of legende.
Erich Auerbach
You can imagine these radicals getting a hold of a country where they’re able to pull oil off the market to run the price of oil up to extract concession.
A truly global economy, as opposed to the multinational economy of the recent past, will require concessions of national power … that seemed impossible a few years ago and which even now we can but partly imagine.
Politeness is wasted on the dishonest, who will always take advantage of any well-intended concession.
Barrett Brown
The concessions of the weak are the concessions of fear.
Lobbying, protesting, letter-writing, American media, civil disobedience, and preaching pacifism ad nauseum, along with EDUCATION is the most effective way to enlighten the masses. Welfare concessions/campaigns, are counterproductive and simply ineffective in this day and age.
If America wants concessions, she must fight for them. We must purchase our power with our blood.
The alternative to fanaticism and to death is not some miraculous realization that someone has been wrong and he has to apologize. No, the answer to fanaticism and to death is curiosity and compromise and concession.
We must ever keep in mind that collectivized socialism is part of the communist strategy. Communism is fundamentally socialism. We will never win our fight against communism by making concessions to socialism.
To try to blackmail a president into giving them some concessions on issues that have nothing to do with the budget.
In the frameworks of a peace agreement, a government under my leadership would agree to make real territorial concessions but will not compromise our security borders. We want there to be less friction. We want to remove outposts to help the Palestinian population. We will not reoccupy the Palestinian population.
Nobody gets to threaten the full faith and credit of the United States just to extract political concessions.
The Constitution itself, plainly written as it is, the safeguard of our federative compact, the offspring of concession and compromise, binding together in the bonds of peace and union this great and increasing family of free and independent States, will be the chart by which I shall be directed.
Nor is any evidence to be found, either in History or Human Nature, that nations are to be bribed out of a spirit of encroachment and aggression, by humiliations which nourish their pride, or by concessions that extend their resources and power.
Many will view the compromises that will be made during your negotiations as painful concessions. But why not view them as peace offerings, ones that will provide in return the priceless gifts of hope, security and freedom for our children and our children‘s?
Concession comes with better grace and more salutary effect from superior power.
What is needed [to combat terrorism], in my view, is resolve, not retreat; courage, not concession. Rather than thinking in terms of an exit strategy, focus on a strategy for success.
concessions to adversaries only end in self reproach, and the more strictly they are avoided the greater will be the chance of security.
It’s not Africa that is destroying the African rainforest, it’s selling concessions to timber companies that are not African, they are from the developed world – Japan, America, Germany, Britain.
We all owe each other concessions of taste and opinion for the sake of family peace and affection.
Knowledge is one. Its division into subjects is a concession to human weakness.
Halford Mackinder
I dream of a collaboration that will become so complete that, often, the poet will think as musician and the musician as poet, so that the work resulting from this union will not be the random conclusion of a series of approximations and concessions, but the harmonious synthesis of two aspects of the same thought.
As Christians we are tempted to make unnecessary concessions to those outside the faith. We give in too much. Now, I don’t mean that we should run the risk of making a nuisance of ourselves by witnessing at improper times, but there comes a time when we must show that we disagree.
I like to avoid concessions to faint-heartedness. One can never tell where that road may lead one; one gives way first in words, and then little by little in substance too.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netyanahu made it real clear. They’re willing to be generous on some other concessions but not on the border issue. And I don’t blame him.
I’m six foot four and a half and I have a temper. It’s reserved for very important issues. If someone is asking me to make an artistic concession, then I’ll become a madman.
Every consession gives rise to further concessions, we cannot back down, because behind us there is only an abyss, we must keep our promises and demand that they be kept.
If it’s a low-brow bawdy comedy, it’s got to stand the chance of succeeding as such. If it’s an intellectual piece, a drama, and so forth. And of course, once you’ve determined the level of the piece, do it the best you know how. And then don’t make concessions. To audiences, or to pursestrings, or whatever.
Did we get anything like the sort of reform that would make the EU work better? No. Not even close. And worse, even with the certainty of a UK referendum following the negotiation, it is clear that there was no appetite amongst European leaders for anything more than a few minor concessions.
Moore‘s only concession to the Democrats‘ role-playing is to deny that he is a Democrat, hoping enough Americans were taught by public school teachers that no one will know how to look up Moore’s voter registration card. Democrat.
To see an enemy humiliated gives a certain contentment, but this is jejune compared with the highly blent satisfaction of seeing him humiliated by your benevolent action or concession on his behalf. That is the sort of revenge which falls into the scale of virtue.
I have to say I’ve worked very few days of my life. I used to have to cut the lawn, and when I was in junior high school, I worked at a concession stand at a stadium.
Meetings are by definition a concession to deficient organization. For one either meets or one works.
At the end of your life, do you give a concession speech?
An artist should make concessions to the listener. That is why Bruckner dedicated one of his symphonies to the Good Lord.
Even great men are only truly recognized and honored once they are dead. Why? Because those who praise them need to feel themselves somehow superior to the person praised, they need to feel they are making some concession.
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
Whenever people are being intellectually dishonest in debate, it is an implicit concession they have lost the fight
Peace should provide security. It should be durable. I’m ready to go far in making painful concessions. But there is one thing I will never make any concessions on and that’s the security of the Israeli citizens and the very existence of the state of Israel. The Palestinians are losing time.
This is a wrong course the Chinese comrades are trying to lead us on to, it is an opportunist road of vacillation and concessions to the Khrushchev traitor group which finds itself in grave difficulties, and is intriguing in order to escape defeat.
I’ve never made any concessions, so I am 100% responsible for my films. This makes me feel very proud.
Hillary Clinton supported concessions to the Castro brothers and got almost nothing in return for ending the embargo.
I have steadfastly refused to make concessions that would undermine my ideals.
When the New Deal programs were passed in the mid 1930s, millions of workers were joining unions, striking, and occupying factories to fight for a better life. It was this radical labor movement that forced the establishment to make concessions.
Israel will not discuss a peace involving the concession of any piece of territory. The neighboring states do not deserve an inch of Israel’s land. . . . We are ready for exchange for peace.
The Government and the Parliament, even the House of Lords, will consent to a large increase of electors; and men who have not considered the subject fully will imagine they have gained much by the concession.
TABLE D’HOTE, n. A caterer’s thrifty concession to the universal passion for irresponsibility.
Possessions and concessions are not often what they seem, they drag you down and load you down in disguise of security.
Order, for a liberal, means only peace; and the hope of a profound peace was one of the chief motives in the liberal movement. Concessions and tolerance and equality would thus have really led to peace, and to peace of the most radical kind, the peace of moral extinction.
Green grass, green grandstands, green concession stalls, green paper cups, green folding chairs and visors for sale, green and white ropes, green-topped Georgia pines. If justice were poetic, Hubert Green would win it every year.
The way you have bipartisan negotiations, you sit down across the table, as we did with Ted Kennedy, as I’ve done with many other members, and you say, ‘OK, here‘s what I want, here’s what you want. We’ll adhere to your principles, but we’ll make concessions.’
Weakness actually is a provocative to evil. You don’t beat evil with weakness. You don’t beat evil with concessions. You don’t beat radical Islam by giving them more territory, giving them more money. You beat evil by strength.
The truly gifted negotiator, then, is one whose initial position is exaggerated enough to allow for a series of concessions that will yield a desirable final offer from the opponent, yet is not so outlandish as to be seen as illegitimate from the start.
It is a general rule of human nature that people despise those who treat them well, and look up to those who make no concessions.
The division of the spoils between the victors will also provide employment for a powerful office, whose doorsteps the greedy adventurers and jealous concession hunters of twenty or thirty nations will crowd and defile.