A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on debate and life

A man lives by believing something; not by debating and arguing about many things.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on belief, chance, children, debate, decisions, education, garden, giving, justice, kindness, liberty, religion, and wishes

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was involved in a discussion about religion. The other person believed that children should not be given formal religious education of any kind. They would then be free to select their own religion when they were old enough to decide. Coleridge did not bother to debate the point, but invited the man to see his rather neglected garden. "Do you call this a garden?" asked his visitor. "There are nothing but weeds here." "Well, you see," said Coleridge, "I did not wish to infringe on the liberty of the garden in any way. I was just giving the garden a chance to express itself and choose its own production.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

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A Quote by Rush H. Limbaugh III on conservatism, cooperation, day, debate, failure, government, justice, philosophy, politics, presidency, reality, seasons, victory, and yielding

Ground Zero of American Political Debate Bipartisanship, Bill Clinton recently told The Washington Post that he wanted to "help flush the poison from the atmosphere." Which would be a beautiful thing... though some of us would miss David Bonior's press conferences. On the eve of his second inauguration, the Clinton made a failed attempt to declare ideological victory. He said that "the battles of his first term largely settled the debate over the role of government in his favor, clearing the way for a new season of cooperation". The President is very wrong. Even The Washington Post couldn't swallow the President's spin whole: "Yet even as Clinton predicted that Republicans will be more accommodating to his philosophy, his comments in a 55-minute Oval Office interview underscored the extent to which a president who arrived here four years ago with a vastly more expensive and partisan agenda himself has yielded to GOP priorities." That phrase, "yielded to GOP priorities," is just one rare sentence in one news article; in short, historians will record that: Conservatism has reordered every political reality of the day.

Rush Limbaugh (1951 -)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on debate, men, and thought

Out of Plato come all things that are still written and debated about among men of thought.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph W. Sockman, D.D. on action, control, debate, exploring, good, habits, and life

Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted.

Ralph W. Sockman

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A Quote by Queen Elizabeth I on daughters and debate

The daughter of debate*, that eke discord doth sow. * Mary, Queen of Scots

Queen Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603)

Source: Chamberlin, Sayings of Queen Elizabeth

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A Quote by Jules Henri Poincaré on debate, disease, generations, mathematics, and theory

Later generations will regard Mengenlehre (set theory) as a disease from which one has recovered. [Whether or not he actually said this is a matter of debate amongst historians of mathematics.]

Jules Henri Poincare (1854 - 1912)

Source: The Mathematical Intelligencer, vol 13, no. 1, Winter 1991.

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A Quote by Joseph Joubert on debate, decisions, and questions

It is better to stir up a question without deciding it, than to decide it without stirring it up. It is better to debate a question without deciding it than to decide it without debating it.

Joseph Joubert (1754 - 1824)

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A Quote by Joseph Fort Newton on anger, citizenship, country, cynicism, debate, good, history, hope, idealism, interest, justice, loyalty, men, personality, personality, principles, service, spirit, and sympathy

In his capacity as an American citizen, each man of our Craft will do what seems to him wise and just and right and to the best interest of his country; but let us hope and pray that no echo of angry debate may be heard in any Lodge of Masons . . . lest we injure what is priceless. . . . By the same token, the men who stand out in our history, to whom we pay the highest homage, are the men of personality, principle and ideals, who, combining sympathy and good will with unbending loyalty to great truths, defied the cynical spirit and wrought disinterestedly for the common good. By as much as Masonry creates such men and endows them with moral ideals, by so much does it render its highest service to the country and the Craft.

Joseph Fort Newton (1878 - 1950)

Source: The Philalethes, August 1999, published byThe Philalethes Society

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on death, debate, slavery, and war

My voice is still for war. Gods! can a Roman senate long debate Which of the two to choose, slavery or death?

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato. Act ii. Sc. 1.

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