Debate Quotes

Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine. Amos Bronson Alcott

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I have been defending Israel's right to exist, and to defend itself against terrorism, for many years-on college campuses, in television appearances and in debate. Alan Dershowitz

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Well, first of all, no professor should be able to say, I refuse to defend my position. I refuse to debate my position. Alan Dershowitz

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You can much better have an influence on the debate when you sit at the bargaining table and you can give input. Angela Merkel

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You don't do new things and try to change the system without generating debate. Anne Wojcicki

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The tension between 'yes' and 'no', between 'I can' and 'I cannot', makes us feel that, in so many instances, human life is an interminable debate with one's self. Anatole Broyard

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It's possible to be hard-boiled and not noir, just as it's possible to be noir and not hard-boiled. And it is possible to be both. People debate endlessly what is hard-boiled and what is noir. Allan Guthrie

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It is reason, and not passion, which must guide our deliberations, guide our debate, and guide our decision. Barbara Jordan

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The surveillance of ordinary people is far greater than I would have imagined and far greater than the American public has been able to debate. Barton Gellman

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Polygraphs have sparked a fierce debate for at least a century. Bill Dedman

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Look, I debate for a living so I don't need to learn any lessons from amateurs. Bill O'Reilly

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I've enjoyed doing Wolf Blitzer's program, and I even enjoyed having a heated debate with Bill O'Reilly. I will do it any time. Bianca Jagger

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

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This country is about, in my judgment, aggressive, open debate. There is an old saying: When everyone is thinking the same thing, no one is thinking very much. Byron Dorgan

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Since January 2003, at the height of the debate on the possible unilateral strike against Iraq, I have advocated for a reinstatement of the military draft to ensure a more equitable representation of people making sacrifices in wars in which the United States is engaged. Charles B. Rangel

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We need less theoretical debate and more practical application and acknowledgment of what Europe can and does do so that it is brought home to people in a relevant way. Charles Kennedy

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Decentralisation is controversial - but that's fine. We should be fearless about having a debate. Charles Kennedy

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You can only have one aim per debate. Christopher Hitchens

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We become distracted from productive labors by our perceived opponents; we become focused on them and not on our larger calling to advance our nation; our debate becomes more about scoring points against an adversary and less about advancing our common cause. Cory Booker

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There is too much disagreement for disagreement's sake. In a time of persistent challenges that still call into question our most sacred aspirations as a country, we cannot afford shallow callous divisiveness in our public debate. Cory Booker

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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

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There's a constant debate over nature or nurture - they're inseparable. Craig Venter

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The job of the press is to encourage debate, not to supply the public with information. Christopher Lasch

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Donald Trump is the best debater on the debate stage. Corey Lewandowski

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There's a bit of debate about that; some say it was really Matthew, but the popular consensus is that Mark was the first one, so that's why I did that one first. And I was planning on doing all four. Chester Brown

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In a film, you have to externalize things that are internal and of course it becomes a debate about to what extent you do that. Chris Terrio

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The only way to conduct an effective collaboration is to debate the things upon which you disagree. If one doesn't manage to bring the other around to his point of view, then whichever collaborator feels the most passionate about the thing being debated ought to get his way. Christopher Golden

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In Parliament we debate on and we decide the laws that are going to govern the country. Diane Abbott

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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

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We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. Donald Trump

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