This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...e total surrender of one or the other.
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There can be no compromise between a property owner and a burglar; offering the burglar a single teaspoon of one’s silverware would not be
a compromise, but a total surrender — the recognition of his right to one’s property. What value or concession did the burglar offer in return? And once the principle of unilateral concessio
ns is accepted as the base of a relationship by both parties, it is only a matter of time before the burglar would seize the rest. As an example of this process, observe the present foreign poli...