A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things.
For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.
It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.
There is nothing wrong with intellectual differences flowing from freedom of thought as long as such differences remain confined to intellectual debates.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Freedom means the right of people to assemble, organize, and debate openly.
Let me light my lamp", says the star, "And never debate if it will help to remove the darkness
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.
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.
The world organization debates disarmament in one room and, in the next room, moves the knights and pawns that make national arms imperative.
A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring.
The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.
Science cannot resolve moral conflicts, but it can help to more accurately frame the debates about those conflicts.
This is not the age of pamphleteers. It is the age of the engineers. The spark-gap is mightier than the pen. Democracy will not be salvaged by men who talk fluently, debate forcefully and quote aptly.
The Sophists' paradoxical talk pieces and their public debates were entertainment in 5th century Greece. And in that world, Socrates was an entertainer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
That a literature in our time is living is shown in that way that it debates problems.
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.
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.
Al Gore adopted three utterly different personas in three national presidential debates.
Here's a guy that inherited $200 million. If he hadn't inherited $200 million, you know where Donald Trump would be right now?
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.
Follow AzQuotes on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Every day we present the best quotes! Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends