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Society Think

I think the debate in our society now is that people have to agree on zero-tolerance to terrorism.

- Abdullah II of Jordan

Say Professor

Well, first of all, no professor should be able to say, I refuse to defend my position. I refuse to debate my position.

- Alan Dershowitz

Work Answer

Good directors don't answer questions with their work. They generate debate and create discussion.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Noir Endlessly

It's possible to be hard-boiled and not noir, just as it's possible to be noir and not hard-boiled. And it is possible to be both. People debate endlessly what is hard-boiled and what is noir.

- Allan Guthrie

Feminine Masculine

Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.

- Amos Bronson Alcott

Better Give

You can much better have an influence on the debate when you sit at the bargaining table and you can give input.

- Angela Merkel

New System

You don't do new things and try to change the system without generating debate.

- Anne Wojcicki

My Life Still

Not sure of my place in the world (still up for debate) and not sure what I wanted to do with my life (not really up for debate).

- Armie Hammer

Voice Think

I think debate is good. Everyone has an opinion, and it's definitely healthy to voice those.

- Charli XCX

Internal Extent

In a film, you have to externalize things that are internal and of course it becomes a debate about to what extent you do that.

- Chris Terrio

Better By-Product

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

- Christopher Lasch

Encourage Public

The job of the press is to encourage debate, not to supply the public with information.

- Christopher Lasch

Trump Donald

Donald Trump is the best debater on the debate stage.

- Corey Lewandowski

Data Reliable

Reliable data on the outsourcing of American jobs is sorely missing from the debate on globalization.

- Dan Lipinski

Core How

The debate on how to shrink the federal government is at the core of our problem of government not doing its job.

- Darrell Issa

Purpose Facilitate

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.

- Jim Lehrer

Division Shall

We shall seek debate without division or rancour.

- Johann Lamont

Problem Things

If you don't accept there is a problem, then it is hard to debate things.

- Johann Lamont

Need Left

We need to punch back against the extremes of both the left and the right and define the terms of the debate ourselves.

- John Avlon

Big Left

Sometimes you feel sad to be left out of a big debate.

- John King

Say Him

I heard Dennis Kucinich say in a debate, 'When I'm president... and I just wanted to stop him and say, 'Dude.'

- Jon Stewart

Reform Ongoing

There is an ongoing debate about the reform of the U.N. system.

- Joschka Fischer

Political Climate

The political climate during a campaign is not the best climate for reasonable debate.

- Jose Mujica

Better Question

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

- Joseph Joubert

World Ideals

American power in the world relies on these ideals of openness and critical debate.

- Joseph Nye

Better Denial

Debate is so much better than denial.

- Julie Walters

Reason Which

It is reason, and not passion, which must guide our deliberations, guide our debate, and guide our decision.

- Barbara Jordan

Reign Other

There are always signs that a reign is ending, and they are usually spotted not in the king himself but in his court. In the inner circle, latent jealousies between advisers spill into open conflict, as they angrily debate who is to blame for the calamity, chewing over each other's past errors and pointing the finger at old and nascent enemies.

- Hanna Rosin

Fierce Century

Polygraphs have sparked a fierce debate for at least a century.

- Bill Dedman

Passes Chamber

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

- Bill Delahunt

Security Been

The national debate on Social Security has been cheapened by demagoguery on all sides.

- Bill Delahunt

Calm Effectiveness

Calm, open debate, and logical thought drive strength to its maximum effectiveness.

- Billy Corgan

Means Freedom Means

Freedom means the right of people to assemble, organize, and debate openly.

- Hillary Clinton

Dissent Hammered

Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.

- Hubert H. Humphrey

Equal Folly

Let the politicians debate equal pay and pursue the folly of a war on women in America.

- Brian Kilmeade

Culture Divergence

Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture.

- Ibrahim Babangida

Want Stop

If Quebecers want to keep the Canadian dollar, they'll keep it - and nobody can stop that, end of debate.

- Jacques Parizeau

Interest Practical

Political debate is of no interest to me. What I want are practical solutions.

- Carole Bouquet

Environmental Over

Much of the debate over global warming is predicated on fear, rather than science.

- James Inhofe

Country Laws

In Parliament we debate on and we decide the laws that are going to govern the country.

- Diane Abbott

Controlled Ongoing

The whole debate on what food is best for us is complex, ongoing and often controlled by vested interests.

- Jasper Carrott

Always Been

Healthy disagreement, debate, leading to compromise has always been the American way.

- Donald L. Carcieri

Minds Always

We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.

- Donald Trump

Examination Other

A potlatch is similar to a court case in that both are prohibitively expensive; both involve lengthy speeches and the vigorous examination and debate of the actions, rights and legal responsibilities of the participants. One has food, singing and spiritual rites; the other, not so much.

- Eden Robinson

Soul Stir

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

- Jesse Jackson

Important Most

The most important event I covered was the Panama Canal debate, which dragged on for months.

- Jessica Savitch


I don't debate with liars.

- Evo Morales

Like Over

I don't really feel like I have to have a debate with my husband over issues.

- Laura Bush

Moves Fastest

Science moves fastest when there's plenty of debate and controversy.

- Lee Smolin

Thoughts Stands

You know what 'DOUBT' stands for? It stands for 'Debate On Understanding Bewildersome Thoughts.'

- Gary Busey

Floor Same

I enjoyed debate on the floor but it's not really debate in the same way.

- Geraldine Ferraro

Monetary Among

Any debate among politicians about monetary policy is counterproductive.

- Gerhard Schroder

Honesty Alongside

The power of real debate is in the language and intellectual honesty of the debaters, alongside the engagement of spectators.

- Ruzwana Bashir

Important Public

The discourse of the West and the attitudes of its leaders are important because they influence public debate in Turkey.

- Safak Pavey

Over Free-Market

The historical debate is over. The answer is free-market capitalism.

- Thomas Friedman

Think I Think

I think of fans like a barbershop. I want that debate.

- Pitbull

Works Stimulates

Science fiction works best when it stimulates debate.

- Greg Bear

Sharpens Actual

An actual scientist embraces debate because it sharpens their research.

- Greg Gutfeld

Game Lost

By the rules of debate, if you lose your cool, you've lost the game.

- Morgan Neville

Getting Public

I'm not getting into a public debate with Jack Nicklaus.

- Tim Finchem

Exist Prop

When you exist in the centre of a debate, as a topic, a hypothesis - otherised and stigmatised - you become the prop in a proposition.

- Randa Abdel-Fattah

Wins Frames

He who frames the question wins the debate.

- Randall Terry

Big Believer

I'm a big believer in debate and difference of opinion.

- Naomi Wolf

Increases Period

I'm against tax increases on anyone, period, end of debate.

- Tom Cole

Innovation Argument

For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.

- Margaret Heffernan

Politics Mistake

We mistake politics for legislative debate. You can be passionate without being personal.

- Richard Dreyfuss

I Am Am

Multiculturalism isn't just a buzzword; it's not just something to debate - I am multiculturalism.

- Riz Ahmed

Never Backed

I've never backed down from a fight and I relish a good debate.

- Olympia Snowe

Questions Always

One can always debate questions back and forth.

- Robert Bourassa

Integrity Process

I raise this objection to debate the process, and protect the integrity of the true will of the people.

- Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Always Having

There's always merit to having a debate.

- Ward Churchill

Argument Person

The moment that one person in an argument claims to be God, dialogue and debate become impossible.

- Meir Soloveichik

Dictates Terms

Defining the terms of the debate generally dictates who's gonna' win it.

- Paul Begala

Politics Simple

Should we tolerate debate within feminism's ranks? Undebatable! But it's not so simple: women are socialised to avoid conflict; when we do differ, especially on politics and in public, it's still tediously labelled a 'catfight.'

- Robin Morgan

Argument Missing

That's what we're missing. We're missing argument. We're missing debate. We're missing colloquy. We're missing all sorts of things. Instead, we're accepting.

- Studs Terkel

Traits Overlap

Shyness is inherently uncomfortable; introversion is not. The traits do overlap, though psychologists debate to what degree.

- Susan Cain

Government Constant

In government, the forces of risk-aversion and constant conflict serve to stultify and narrow the range of ideas up for debate.

- Paul Singer

More Tolerant

We've become more tolerant because we're tired of the debate.

- Suzanne Fields

Society High

This isn't a little debate society. That's high school stuff.

- Sydney Schanberg

Healthy Chamber

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

- Ted Kulongoski

Candidate Hoping

Every candidate goes into every debate hoping that they can own a particular moment.

- Peter Jennings

His Turned

Even though I resigned as Papandreou's adviser early in 2006 and turned into his government's staunchest critic during his mishandling of the post-2009 Greek implosion, my public interventions in the debate on Greece and Europe have carried no whiff of Marxism.

- Yanis Varoufakis