A man lives by believing
something: not by debating and
arguing about many things.
--Thomas Carlyle – Scottish
Philosopher Born 1795 Died 1881
It is better to debate a question
without settling it than to settle
a question without debating it.
--Joseph Joubert – French Writer
Born 1754 Died 1824
Debate and divergence of views can
only enrich our history and
--Ibrahim Babangida – Nigerian
Statesman Born 1941
Debate is masculine, conversation
--Amos Bronson Alcott – American
Educator Born 1799 Died 1888
Debate is the death of
--Kitty O'Neill Collins
Defining the terms of the debate
generally dictates who's gonna'
--Paul Begala – American
Journalist Born 1961
Deliberation and debate is the way
you stir the soul of our
--Jesse Jackson – American
Activist Born 1941
Every candidate goes into every
debate hoping that they can own a
--Peter Jennings – Canadian
Journalist Born 1938 Died 2005
Great leaders are almost always
great simplifiers, who can cut
through argument, debate and
doubt, to offer a solution
everybody can understand.
--Colin Powell – American
Statesman Born 1937
He who frames the question wins
--Randall Terry – American
Celebrity Born 1959
I love argument, I love debate. I
don't expect anyone just to sit
there and agree with me, that's
not their job.
--Margaret Thatcher – English
Leader Born 1925
In the midst of fighting there is
no place for public debate.
--Yitzhak Rabin – Israeli
Statesman Born 1922 Died 1995
It is reason, and not passion,
which must guide our
deliberations, guide our debate,
and guide our decision.
--Barbara Jordan – American
Politician Born 1936 Died 19966