I am reading James Clavel - Shogun and they said the following in my native language which I translate literally - “ The wolf to be fit and the lamb to be whole” I am not sure if in english language there is such expression, proverb that means compromise. Please advise if there is such proverb
I think I remember a proverb like that, but I'm not sure exactly which language I remember it from.
If you mean that the wolf is satisfied from having eaten a good meal, but the lamb is still alive, that translates roughly to one of these sayings:
Have one's cake and eat it
Have it both ways
But, you describe it as a:
proverb that means compromise
These sayings do not really mean that a compromise has taken place; they mean that a compromise cannot take place. Or, it is necessary to choose at most one option.
If you really meant a compromise, you might consider:
- The best of both worlds