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Debates Quotes

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The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening
in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.
- Hendrik Willem Van Loon

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I wish I could give you a lot of advice,
based on my experience of winning political debates.
But I don't have that experience.
My only experience is at losing them.
- Richard M. Nixon

In the second and third debates the jacket has a generally
padded shape across a large part of the entire back
which tapers inward toward the spine in a downward direction.
- Robert Nelson

But the need for conflict to expose prejudice and unclear reasoning,
which is deeply embedded in my philosophy of science,
has its origin in these debates.
- Robert B. Laughlin

 

But I do think its necessary to have debates.
- Geraldine Ferraro

Medicare debates in Congress should result in better
Medicare benefits for all our nation's seniors.
We're not asking for special treatment for rural America,
just a fair deal.
- Bennie Thompson

Science cannot resolve moral conflicts,
but it can help to more accurately frame the debates about those conflicts.
- Heinz R. Pagels

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Moreover, environmental health at the local level has become narrowly focused,
very much defined around regulations and the attendant regulatory debates.
- Samuel Wilson

In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be
correct in what they affirm,
and wrong in what they deny.
- John Stuart Mill

Historians don't really like to carry on speculative debates,
but you could certainly argue that the likelihood of
a Soviet invasion of Western Europe was extremely,
extremely low.
- Aldrich Ames

Al Gore adopted three utterly different personas in
three national presidential debates.
- Rich Lowry

The world organization debates disarmament in one room and,
in the next room, moves the knights and pawns that
make national arms imperative.
- E. B. White

I'm working as hard as I can.
Yesterday, I had five different debates.
I don't get a half an hour a day to talk to my wife.
I don't know how much harder I can work.
- James P. Moran

There is nothing wrong with intellectual differences
flowing from freedom of thought as long as such differences
remain confined to intellectual debates.
- Pervez Musharraf

I think it's really unfortunate that academics have
been sidelined in most important policy debates.
- Juan Cole

That a literature in our time is living is shown in
that way that it debates problems.
- Georg Brandes

I had hoped that the current presidential campaign
debates might educate the public as to what is really
involved in the ongoing controversy over campaign financing.
- James L. Buckley

I've been doing these conventions for 20 years,
and we used to at least have debates about issues.
Nothing is happening basically at this convention,
other than speeches.
- Susan Estrich

The Sophists' paradoxical talk pieces and their public
debates were entertainment in 5th century Greece.
And in that world, Socrates was an entertainer.
- David Antin

In my books I might hold the mirror to my own face.
If others would like to borrow the mirror,
they're welcome.
The books aren't there to accuse others -
merely to raise issues and keep the debates alive.
- John Scott

Such an emphasis on the immanence of God as Creator in,
with, and under the natural processes of the world
unveiled by the sciences is certainly in accord with
all that the sciences have revealed since those debates
of the nineteenth century.
- Arthur Peacocke

And so many of the kinds of labels you get stuck with
don't really tell the story;
Progressive,
Art Rock, Noise Music, Downtown - it ends up being
a struggle to stay out of debates that other people are having around you.
- Fred Frith

The populations of Central America are very,
very small indeed, so that while no one was denying
and this was one of the great debates we used to have,
whose fault was it that there were communists were
able to do so well down there,
well, that wasn't the point.
- John Negroponte

To be sure, debates will linger about whether Medicare
is too large or too small.
Debates remain about the allocation of Medicare dollars.
But December 8, 2003, demonstrated that there is no
debate about this most fundamental fact:
Medicare must survive.
- Michael Johns

You well know, sir, that when the Constitution was
submitted to the People of the respective States for
their adoption or rejection,
it awakened the warmest debates of the several State conventions.
- Caleb Cushing

The debates of that great assembly are frequently vague and perplexed,
seeming to be dragged rather than to march,
to the intended goal.
Something of this sort must, I think,
always happen in public democratic assemblies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The connections I draw between human nature and political systems in my new book,
for example, were prefigured in the debates during
the Enlightenment and during the framing of the American Constitution.
- Steven Pinker

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

The dinner table is a lively debate,
and everybody weighs in in a different way.
I like that, though.
- Vanessa Kerry

It is better to debate a question without settling
it than to settle a question without debating it.
- Joseph Joubert

What passes for real debate in Washington often seems
more like an echo chamber,
with politicians talking at politicians.
- Bill Delahunt

Debate is the death of conversation.
- Kitty O'Neill Collins

What we have to do...
is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate
our differences without fracturing our communities.
- Hillary Clinton

I raise this objection to debate the process,
and protect the integrity of the true will of the people.
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones

A little tough talk in the midst of a campaign or as
part of a presidential debate cannot obscure a record
of 30 years of being on the wrong side of defense issues.
- Dick Cheney

I put forward formless and unresolved notions,
as do those who publish doubtful questions to debate in the schools,
not to establish the truth but to seek it.
- Michel de Montaigne

I have worked to expand the health care debate beyond
the current for-profit system,
to include a public option and an amendment to free
the states to pursue single payer.
- Dennis Kucinich

Defining the terms of the debate generally dictates who's gonna' win it.
- Paul Begala

Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion,
dissent, and debate.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

I don't really feel like I have to have a debate with my husband over issues.
- Laura Bush

Since we enacted the PATRIOT Act almost three years ago,
there has been tremendous public debate about its breadth
and implications on due process and privacy.
- Howard Berman

Let's start to have a grown up debate in this country
about who we are and where we want to go and what kind
of country we want to build.
- Ed Miliband

The federal government seeks to control and regulate the Internet,
but the last thing this Congress should be doing is
trying to stifle public debate online.
- Dennis Hastert

Debate is almost non-existent and no one is apparently
accountable to anybody apart from their political party bosses.
It is bad news for democracy in this country.
- Helen Suzman

The historical debate is over.
The answer is free-market capitalism.
- Thomas Friedman

See that's a goal that I think it's very good in the
debate to find out who the person is.
- Geraldine Ferraro

One can always debate questions back and forth.
- Robert Bourassa

A politician's goal is always to manipulate public debate.
I think there are some politicians with higher goals.
But all of them get corrupted by power.
- Dean Koontz

In debate, one randomly was assigned to one side or the other.
This had at least one virtue - it made one see that
there was more than one side to these complex issues.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

As the 109th Congress continues to debate legislation
that will affect the lives of immigrants,
it is important for us to remember that we are a nation of immigrants.
- Jose Serrano

I take the debate on the method of promoting democracy seriously.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

No matter how you cut it, this real debate on personal
accounts is about the legitimacy of Social Security;
it's not about the solvency of Social Security.
- Joe Biden

Most of the debate over the cultures of death and life is about process.
The debate focuses on the technology available to determine
how we prolong life and how and when we end it.
- Suzanne Fields

While the debate on the Patriot Act is far from over,
it is important that all Americans continue in this
dialogue and work together to ensure greater security for our nation.
- Jo Bonner

Any debate among politicians about monetary policy is counterproductive.
- Gerhard Schroder

It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes
the cause of a longer friendship.
Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree.
- Elbert Hubbard

Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy.
- Jesse Jackson

Information, usually seen as the precondition of debate,
is better understood as its by-product.
- Christopher Lasch

Healthy disagreement, debate, leading to compromise
has always been the American way.
- Donald L. Carcieri

As Congress continues to debate ways to address illegal immigration,
we must remember the many hard-working legal immigrants
that contribute so much to our nation's economy and culture.
- Bob Filner

I love argument, I love debate.
I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me,
that's not their job.
- Margaret Thatcher

With or without a Social Security fix,
Americans don't have enough assets to retire on.
There has to be a much larger debate.
- Frank Keating

Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels;
it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.
- Michael Crichton

I remember serving in Vietnam in that war,
and many of us at the major Lieutenant Colonel,
colonel level were frustrated that no one in the U.S.
wanted to debate it that way.
- William Odom

I don't feel that an atmosphere of debate and total
disagreement and argument is such a bad thing.
It makes for a vital and alive field.
- Clifford Geertz

In the first debate the bulges create the impression
of a letter T with a small feature which appears similar
to a wire under the jacket running upward from the right.
- Robert Nelson

In the midst of fighting there is no place for public debate.
- Yitzhak Rabin

Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture.
- Ibrahim Babangida

Political debate with liberals is basically impossible
in America today because liberals are calling names
while conservatives are trying to make arguments.
- Ann Coulter

After Nashville sushi and a long debate on Bob Dylan,
we went into Woodland Studios at 10 pm that night for a look around,
and jammed for 5 hours solid.
- Robyn Hitchcock


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