Debate Quotes

The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.

George Bernard Shaw

To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or nothing about it.

Henry Kissinger

The argument is at an end.

Saint Augustine

Arguing is really saying, "If you were really more like me, then I could like you better.

Wayne Dyer

"They defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance."

Edmund Burke

The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.

Edgar Watson Howe

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.

Josh Billings

I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.

Dudley Field Malone

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

Christopher Lasch

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

Colin Powell

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

Rabindranath Tagore

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

Herbert Clark Hoover

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

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

Matt Dubay

What we have to do... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.

Hillary Clinton

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