Debate Quotes

"When the debate is ove...

"When the debate is over, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates
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"In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the end of the...

"In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the end of the US gun control debate. Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over." β€” Diana Rius
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Advertising ...

Advertising is like yelling to win a debate
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"Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first...

"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." β€” Michael Crichton
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"Anything is possible if you...

"Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about." - Green's Law Of Debate
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β€œPeople conflate discussion w...

β€œPeople conflate discussion with advocacy. People confuse debate with binary thought.” ~My Dad
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"Amongst all the debate I personally have come to one fundamental conclusion in my own heart of...

"Amongst all the debate I personally have come to one fundamental conclusion in my own heart of hearts: that god is real. However, to think that this god lines up perfectly with what you think, what you are comfortable with, is one of the most foolish and damning ideologies"- drunk guy at bar
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"Is there any point in public debate in a society wh...

"Is there any point in public debate in a society where hardly anyone has been taught how to think, while millions have been taught what to think?" --Peter Hitchens
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"When the debate is lost, slander...

"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." β€”Unknown (often misattributed Socrates)
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"In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the end of the ...

"In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the end of the US gun control debate. Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over." β€” Dan Hodges.
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β€œNever debate the ignorant in front ...

β€œNever debate the ignorant in front of the uninformed. The crowd can't tell who won the argument” - Syrian Proverb
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While we debate...

While we debate, the die is cast. - Jean-Paul Sartre
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When the debate is los...

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
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"Debates conceal rather than...

"Debates conceal rather than reveal the truth. Truth is revealed in solitude." - Leo Tolstoy
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"When the debate is los...

"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser" - Socrates
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β€œThe smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to stric...

β€œThe smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum....” ― Noam Chomsky, The Common Good
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"If I had two faces, would I be wearing thi...

"If I had two faces, would I be wearing this one?"- Abraham Lincoln, in response to a debater calling him "two-faced" (meaning dishonest)
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"Single words really do control the debate. Pro-life, for example, ...

"Single words really do control the debate. Pro-life, for example, makes the other side automatically pro-death. 'If we're pro-life, I guess the people we're up against are, you know, you fill in the blank.'"
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"...[L]et us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the ...

"...[L]et us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed." - Thom. Jefferson
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"This administration intends to be candid about its erro...

"This administration intends to be candid about its errors. Without debate, without criticism, no administration and no country can succeed--and no republic can survive." -JFK
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"When the debate is lo...

"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser" -Socrates
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"Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first...

"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
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β€œThe means of defence against foreign danger have bee...

β€œThe means of defence against foreign danger have been always the instruments of tyranny at home." ― James Madison, Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787
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"When the debate is los...

"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." ~ Socrates
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"an agreement with Humans would prove impossible to maintain. You are erratic, conflicted, d...

"an agreement with Humans would prove impossible to maintain. You are erratic, conflicted, disorganized. Every decision is debated, every action questioned, every individual entitled to their own small opinion. You lack harmony; cohesion; greatness. It will be your undoing." --Borg
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I canno...

I cannot debate your belief
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We live in an age where mass communication has counterintuitively turned all attempts at verba...

We live in an age where mass communication has counterintuitively turned all attempts at verbal debate into a basketball game where the teams are on different courts and stand around the basket racking up meaningless points and throwing shit over the dividing wall - Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw
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"I have never debated with a knowledgeable person, e...

"I have never debated with a knowledgeable person, except that I won the debate, and I have never debated with an ignorant person, except that I lost." -As-shafi'i
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"Information, usually seen as the pr...

"Information, usually seen as the precondition of debate, is better understood as its by-product." Christopher Lasch
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'It is better to debate a question wi...

'It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it' -Joseph Joubert
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"We cannot be so afraid of causing verbal offense that we ...

"We cannot be so afraid of causing verbal offense that we lose the ability to have open debateβ€”because that debate will still be had, but by less peaceful means." - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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In light of last night's debates, I'm reminded of one of my fav...

In light of last night's debates, I'm reminded of one of my favorite quotes: ""There is always an easy solution to every human problem--neat, plausible, and wrong." - journalist H.L. Mencken, 1917
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Putting it in plain terms, the general public must be reduced to ...

Putting it in plain terms, the general public must be reduced to its traditional apathy and obedience, and driven from the arena of political debate and action, if democracy is to survive - Noam Chomsky
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Gonzalez: "I started with support of maybe 4%. Because I was all...

Gonzalez: "I started with support of maybe 4%. Because I was allowed into debates, that eventually became 47%. Nader has poll numbers in Michigan at 10%. Other national polls have put him at 5, 6%."
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