Contrary to the fanatical belief of its advocates, compromise [on basic
principles] does not satisfy, but dissatisfies everybody; it does not lead to
general fulfillment, but to general frustration; those who try to be all things
to all men, end up by not being anything to anyone. And more: the partial
victory of an unjust claim, encourages the claimant to try further; the partial
defeat of a just claim, discourages and paralyzes the victim.