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Quotations The Best Quotes About Debate  

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A list of the best debate quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous debate quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic debate quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational debate quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about debate?" and "What are inspirational debate quotes?"

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It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy -- but he who has shown the better temper.

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A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring. Ludwig Wittgenstein

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Books and harlots have their quarrels in public. Walter Benjamin

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

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If I tell you that I would be disobeying the god and on that account it is impossible for me to keep quiet, you won't be persuaded by me, taking it that I am ionizing. And if I tell you that it is the greatest good for a human being to have discussions every day about virtue and the other things you hear me talking about, examining myself and others, and that the unexamined life is not livable for a human being, you will be even less persuaded. Socrates