Debate Quotes

This is our in-house version of first world bullying in the global waring debate: i.e, We pollute, you pay.

Arundhati Roy

It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.

Joseph Joubert

Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy.

Jesse Jackson

Information, usually seen as the precondition of debate, is better understood as its by-product.

Lasch, Christopher

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.

Colin Powell

In the midst of fighting there is no place for public debate.

Yitzhak Rabin

He who frames the question wins the debate.

Randall Terry

Debate is healthy and no one in this chamber - starting with me - has a monopoly on being right.

Ted Kulongoski

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.

General Colin Powell

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

The debate in Washington will focus on ideology, ... will be no less important.

Jonathan Adler

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

Bill Delahunt

As the 109th Congress continues to debate legislation that will affect the lives of immigrants, it is important for us to remember that we are a nation of immigrants.

Jose Serrano

After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the land.

Barack Obama

This is not the age of pamphleteers. It is the age of engineers. The spark-gap is mightier than the pen. Democracy will not be salvaged by men who talk fluently, debate forcefully and quote aptly.

Lancelot Hogben

Just to create awareness would be enough, to at least get a debate started.

Matt Dubay

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

“Honest differences of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy making among free men.”

Herbert Clark Hoover

Let me light my lamp", says the star, "And never debate if it will help to remove the darkness

Rabindranath Tagore

Open debate and full discourse on the topic of torture is a double-edged sword.

Charles D. Ellison

The 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

When you resort to attacking the messenger and not the message, you have lost the debate.

Addison Whithecomb

These startup groups suggest an increasing sophistication in the immigration debate.

Mark Krikorian

But, also, before I even go on the Medicare prescription drug debate, I always tell the folks in rural Illinois, and I represent 30 counties south of Springfield down to Indiana and Kentucky, that in this bill is the best rural package for hospitals ever passed.

John Shimkus
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