While looking through the quotes, and there are a lot of great Lincoln quotes, I also found the following:
Be sure you plant your feet in the right place, then stand firm. - Abraham Lincoln
I’ve heard this issue of using the word “compromise” before, on talking head political shows and so forth. Somehow the Republicans and their tea-people are twisting the true meaning of “compromise”. When everyone walks away from a negotiating table unhappy, you’ve probably got a decent compromise.
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. - Abraham Lincoln