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Compromise makes a good umbrella but a poor roof, it is temporary expedient often wise in party politics almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.

James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell (February 22, 1819 – August 12, 1891) was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat. He is associated with the Fireside Poets, a group of New England writers who were among the first American poets that rivaled the popularity of British poets. 

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