Quotation Explorer - 'Discussion'

Science fiction is the one literature that deals with today's reality - that provides a basis for discussion and understanding of the complex events of our time. It opens the doors for students - doors into all branches of knowledge. - Biggle
Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking. - Clement Atlee
He that is not open to conviction, is not qualified for discussion.
As a USENET discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.
You can tell the lowest class by their habit of always talking about persons; the next, by the fact that their habit is always to converse about things; the highest, by their preference for the discussion of ideas. - Henry Thomas Buckle
If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence."[Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357 (1927)] - Louis D. Brandeis
Faith is one of only two things in mankind's consciousness that defies discussion. The other is one's marriage. - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
Whoever in discussion adduces authority uses not intellect but memory. - Leonardo da Vinci
Anyone can post messages to the net. Practically everyone does. The resulting cacophony drowns out serious discussion. - Clifford Stoll
You can't really move forward until you look back.[From Remaking America panel discussion at George Washington University] - Cornel West
What happiness to sit in intimate conversation with someone of like mind, warmed by candid discussion of the amusing and fleeting ways of this world ... but such a friend is hard to find, and instead you sit there doing your best to fit in with whatever the other is saying, feeling deeply alone. - Kenkō Hōshi (Yoshida Kenkō)
We must not overlook the role that extremists play. They are the gadflies that keep society from being too complacent or self-satisfied; they are, if sound, the spearhead of progress. If they are fundamentally wrong, free discussion will in time put an end to them. - Abraham Flexner
You change society by changing the wind. Change the wind, transform the debate, recast the discussion, alter the context in which political discussions are being made, and you will change the outcomes... You will be surprised at how fast the politicians adjust to the change in the wind. - Jim Wallis
Stigma's power lies in silence. The silence that persists when discussion and action should be taking place. The silence one imposes on another for speaking up on a taboo subject, branding them with a label until they are rendered mute or preferably unheard. - M.B. Dallocchio
For we both alike know that into the discussion of human affairs the question of justice enters only where the pressure of necessity is equal, and that the powerful exact when they can, and the weak grant what they must. - Thucydides
In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and even clothes, the discussion of fur is childish. - Karl Lagerfeld
The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion. - G.K. Chesterton
I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the Scriptures, but with experiments and demonstrations. - Galileo Galilei
A chronic invalid has but one thought about his identity: He doesn't want to be a sick man. The rest of the discussion seems frivolous to him-an immense privilege of the healthy. Still, I'm a novelist, and so I pursue it. - Nancy Horan
Today's progress, was once yesterday's discussion. Speak aloud, see it through, and most importantly believe! - Tyconis D. Allison Ty
I believe the discussion itself is divine. - Rob Bell
A difficult journey is more revealing of character than any discussion or analysis. - Michael Treanor
Patriotism in an independent nation means timely Action & Affirmation on a constructive mode, and not whiling away the time via Debate & Discussion on a burning topic in the house or a road. - Anuj Somany
You speak of the good conduct of your ancestors. As your own conduct is under discussion, and not theirs, I cannot see how their former good character can at all serve your present purpose. Fortunately for our country, every man stands upon his own merit. - Stephen Decatur
EQUAL RIGHTS and FREE DISCUSSION will be fearlessly advocated and maintained. Sectarian dogmas or tenets will be investigated and compared. - Abner Cole
My criticism of procedure is that when in his discussion he arrives at a contradiction, he construes it as a crisis in the universe. Alfred North Whitehead - Hegel
Free and fair discussion will ever be found the firmest friend to truth.
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance.
Most of the so-called experts on a prime time news-hour are so talented that by the time they finish their discussion on one problem without finding its solution, they have another topic of the same national importance ready to merely debate upon to entertain the audience of another channel. - Anuj Somany
Better to withdraw own words or oneself from the discussion that leads to no solution than to drag oneself into an argument with the stupid people. - Anuj Somany
A long time ago I learned that an atheist and a believer trying to have a discussion about God and religion is like shooting the breeze and having it shoot back. - T. K. Decker
A good story should provoke discussion, debate, argument...and the occasional bar fight. - J. Michael Straczynski
To me YES, AND means don't be afraid to contribute. Always make sure you're adding something to the discussion. Your initiations are worthwhile. - Tina Fey
When one heated exchange (in English) led a commenter to write "Go fuck yourself!" in Lojban, it turned into a lengthy discussion of why he hadn't said what he meant to say, and what the proper Lojban expression for the sentiment might be. - Arika Okrent
Nothing so sharpens the thought process as writing down one's arguments. Weaknesses overlooked in oral discussion become painfully obvious on the written page. - Hyman G. Rickover
The lamentable expression: 'But it was only a dream", the increasing use of which - among others in the domain of the cinema - has contributed not a little to encourage such hypocrisy, has for a long while ceased to merit discussion. - André Breton
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