A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things.
I think that you can disagree with people and debate over their positions with issues without engaging in the politics of personal destruction.
Opinions are formed in a process of open discussion and public debate, and where no opportunity for the forming of opinions exists, there may be moods -moods of the masses and moods of individuals, the latter no less fickle and unreliable than the former -but no opinion.
For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.
There is nothing wrong with intellectual differences flowing from freedom of thought as long as such differences remain confined to intellectual debates.
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.
Let me light my lamp", says the star, "And never debate if it will help to remove the darkness
Marco Rubio hit my hands. Nobody has ever hit my hands. I've never heard of this. What - look at those hands. Are they small hands? And he referred to my hands - if they're small, something else must be small. I guarantee you, there's no problem. I guarantee you.
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.
It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy - but he who has shown the better temper.
When every one of your arguments is characterized an attempt to bring back slavery or resegregate lunch counters, it's a little hard to have any sort of productive debate.
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.
The historical debate is over. The answer is free-market capitalism.
The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely, thus setting himself apart form the ordinary people who debate in narrow confines.
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.
I should add that it is open to debate whether what we call the writing of history these days is truly scientific.
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.
This isn't a little debate society. That's high school stuff.
I don't really feel like I have to have a debate with my husband over issues.
He who frames the question wins the debate.
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.
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.
Freedom means the right of people to assemble, organize, and debate openly.
I only debate my equals. All others I teach.
Convinced as I am and as I am from my government that the world needs a new moral architecture over all I believe that this should be the first topic to debate in our world of today, ethics, moral.
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