The paper deals with the public activities of the representative of the liberal political leanings, Ján Mallý Dusarov (1829 – 1902), who actively influenced the shaping of political thought in Slovakia in the 1850s to 1870s. The author presents herein four examples of Molly’s working method, which she identified as a type of the „possible“. This type of policy in the current political discourse known as the "Weberian“ phrase of politics as profession. In his public activities, J. Mallý employed an idea that the good of the people should be taken care of not only spiritually, but also through political activities. This activity should not be an exercise of power over them, but the ability to regulate their political views, and thus their actions as well. His political legacy is in many respects topical for today‘s public officials. Since he was dealing with issues of political compromise, the following recognition of him deserves our attention: a certain degree of pragmatism, flexibility and willingness to compromise in is a must real politics, otherwise even partial objectives will not be reached.