George Santayana (1863-1952), "The English Church," Soliloquies in England and Later Soliloquies
(London: Constable and Company Ltd., 1922), pp. 83-88 (at 83):
Compromise is odious to passionate natures because it
seems a surrender, and to intellectual natures because it
seems a confusion; but to the inner man, to the profound
Psyche within us, whose life is warm, nebulous, and plastic,
compromise seems the path of profit and justice. Health
has many conditions; life is a resultant of many forces.
Are there not several impulses in us at every moment?
Are there not several sides to every question? Has not
every party caught sight of something veritably right and
good? Is not the greatest practicable harmony, or the
least dissension, the highest good?
Id. (at 85):
Heresy is to be conceived
as eccentricity within the fold, not as separation from it;
it is the tacking of the ship on its voyage.