I can think of a good example of a compromise quote from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that occurs at the very beginning of act 1, scene 2. Paris and Lord Capulet are talking together, and Paris wants to know what Capulet thinks of Paris's proposal to marry Juliet. Capulet's response is a counter-proposal. He tells Paris that Juliet is still very young, and Capulet would like Paris to wait another two years before marrying Juliet.
My child is yet a stranger in the world.
She hath not seen the change of fourteen years.
Let two more summers wither in their pride
Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride.
Capulet then gives Paris his permission to "woo" Juliet and make her fall in love with Paris. If Juliet wants to marry him, then Capulet won't argue.
But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart.
My will to her consent is but a part.
An she agreed within her scope of choice,
Lies my consent and fair according voice.
The reason that this is a compromise is because Capulet isn't saying "no" to Paris, but he isn't saying "yes" either. Instead, Capulet is proposing a "middle ground." Paris can marry Juliet if he is willing to wait awhile and woo her in the process. The only downside to this scene as a compromise is that we don't get to see Paris agree to it or not. We see the compromise proposed, but we don't see an agreement handshake or anything like that.
This scene also has a compromise being made by Romeo
. He's still complaining about Rosaline wanting nothing to do with him, so Benvolio
proposes that they go to Capulet's party in order to ogle the many other beautiful women who exist in the world. Benvolio is convinced that the mere sight of so many other lovely ladies will convince Romeo that Rosaline is nothing to worry about. Romeo eventually agrees to go with Benvolio, but Romeo says that it's only in order to see Rosaline.
I’ll go along, no such sight to be shown,
But to rejoice in splendor of mine own.