Debate Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Amos Bronson Alcott” float=”none” width=”100%”]Debate is angular, conversation circular and radiant of the underlying unity.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Amos Bronson Alcott” float=”none” width=”100%”]Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Anonymous” float=”none” width=”100%”]An argument is like a country road, you never know where it is going to lead.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Anthony Kennedy” float=”none” width=”100%”]There’s a time for debate and a time for consensus. There’s a time for advocacy and time for first principles.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Auliq Ice” float=”none” width=”100%”]The key to holding a logical argument or debate is to allow oneself to understand the other person’s argument no matter how divergent their views may seem.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Borick” float=”none” width=”100%”]This is not a new debate. Debates of voting methods have been going on for hundreds of years.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Bryce Courtenay” float=”none” width=”100%”]Good conversational debate is an end in itself, and talking for the love of conversation is what makes us human.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Christopher Lasch” float=”none” width=”100%”]Information, usually seen as the precondition of debate, is better understood as its by-product.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Darrell Issa” float=”none” width=”100%”]The debate on how to shrink the federal government is at the core of our problem of government not doing its job.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”English Proverb” float=”none” width=”100%”]Use soft words and hard arguments.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”George Soros” float=”none” width=”100%”]Political debate is more interested in manipulating the truth, than finding the truth.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Gerhard Schroder” float=”none” width=”100%”]Any debate among politicians about monetary policy is counterproductive.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Glenn Greenwald” float=”none” width=”100%”]It’s so much easier to debate people when you can pretend that they hold moronic position that they don’t actually believe.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Helen Suzman” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Henry Fielding” float=”none” width=”100%”]In a debate, rather pull to pieces the argument of thy antagonists than offer him any of thy own; for thus thou wilt fight him in his own country.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Henry Hyde” float=”none” width=”100%”]This is a debate about our understanding of human dignity, what it means to be a member of the human family, even though tiny, powerless and unwanted.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jesse Jackson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jim Lehrer” float=”none” width=”100%”]A debate has one purpose, one purpose only, and that is to facilitate the exchange of ideas directly between two candidates, and that’s it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Joseph Farrell” float=”none” width=”100%”]If you go in for argument, take care of your temper. Your logic, if you have any, will take care of itself.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Joseph Joubert” float=”none” width=”100%”]It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Julie Walters” float=”none” width=”100%”]Debate is so much better than denial.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Leonardo DaVinci” float=”none” width=”100%”]Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Michel de Montaigne” float=”none” width=”100%”]There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Oli Anderson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Debate is an attempt to cling to the illusion of control provided by a point of view designed to keep the ego in place; dialogue is an attempt to dance with the unknown at the risk of losing what we think we know.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Paballo Nhambiri” float=”none” width=”100%”]Human beings only think and reason with logic if whatever topic that’s being debated does not challenge/ridicule their belief system.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Paul Begala” float=”none” width=”100%”]Defining the terms of the debate generally dictates who’s gonna win it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Peter Jennings” float=”none” width=”100%”]Every candidate goes into every debate hoping that they can own a particular moment.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ruzwana Bashir” float=”none” width=”100%”]The power of real debate is in the language and intellectual honesty of the debaters, alongside the engagement of spectators.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Sam Ewig” float=”none” width=”100%”]Nothing is as frustrating as arguing with someone who knows what he’s talking about.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Samuel Butler” float=”none” width=”100%”]Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Sydney J. Harris” float=”none” width=”100%”]The most important tactic in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without an embarrassing loss of face.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Thomas Jefferson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle. We have called by different names brethren of the same principle.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William Penn” float=”none” width=”100%”]In all debates, let truth be thy aim, not victory, or an unjust interest.[/wpsm_quote]