Talk:Debate

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Moved quotes where notability of the quotee has not been established here. ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 13:00, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

  • "The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it." ~ Ed Howe
    • Could be w:E. W. Howe, add if his first name really is Ed or Edward.
  • "Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments." ~ Nathaniel Emmons

All quotees currently have a wikiquote page. If you add quotations by others, please either make sure they have a wikiquote or a wikipedia page, or add a short note providing evidence of notability in the talk page. Thanks ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 20:44, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

-anonymous quotes-

I removed the "masterdebater" quote - it is my belief that this page is for meaninful quotes, not derogatory jokes...

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  • It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle it without debate.
  • Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is generally the worst sort of reading.
  • He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
  • A long dispute means both parties are wrong.
  • Never contend with one that is foolish, proud, positive, testy, or with a superior, or a clown, in matter of argument.
  • The purely agitational attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.
  • Weak arguments are often thrust before my path; but although they are most unsubstantial, it is not easy to destroy them. There is not a more difficult feat known than to cut through a cushion with a sword.
  • When much dispute has past, We find our tenets just the same as last.