Quotes: controversy

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  • Arthur Winter
    Arthur Winter
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    Although there is a great deal of controversy among scientists about the effects of ingested food on the brain, no one denies that you can change your cognition and mood by what you eat.
  • Ben Bernanke
    Ben Bernanke
    American economist 1953-
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    Economics has many substantive areas of knowledge where there is agreement, but also contains areas of controversy. That's inescapable.
  • Thomas J. Watson
    Thomas J. Watson
    American Businessman, Founder of IBM 1899-1956
    Thomas J. Watson
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    Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ''crackpot'' than the stigma of conformity.
  • Buzz Aldrin
    Buzz Aldrin
    American former astronaut, engineer and fighter 1930-
    Buzz Aldrin
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    I really hate to be put in the position of trying to justify something, a decision that was made. I'm a military guy: when a decision is made, I go along with it, whatever the manufactured controversy and criticism.
  • C. Wright Mills
    C. Wright Mills
    American sociologist 1916-1962
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    If you do not specify and confront real issues, what you say will surely obscure them. If you do not embody controversy, what you say will be an acceptance of the drift to the coming human hell.
    Source: Foreword, The Marxists (1962)
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
    Thomas Carlyle
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    In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
  • Abraham J. Heschel
    Abraham J. Heschel
    Polish-born American rabbi 1907-1972
    Abraham J. Heschel
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    In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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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.
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo
    Benjamin N. Cardozo
    American lawyer and jurist 1870-1938
    Benjamin N. Cardozo
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    Lawsuits are rare and catastrophic experiences for the vast majority of men, and even when the catastrophe ensues, the controversy relates most often not to the law, but to the facts. In countless litigations, the law Is so clear that judges have no discretion.
  • Lyman Beecher
    Lyman Beecher
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    No great advance has ever been made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    The dust of controversy is merely the falsehood flying off.
  • Judith Martin
    Judith Martin
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    The greater the controversy, the more you need manners.
  • Bernard Bailyn
    Bernard Bailyn
    American historian, author, and academic 1922-2020
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    The theory of politics that emerges from the political literature of the pre-Revolutionary years rests on the belief that what lay behind every political scene, the ultimate explanation of every political controversy, was the disposition of power.
    Source: The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution Ch. III, POWER AND LIBERTY A THEORY OF POLITICS, p
  • Martin Luther King
    Martin Luther King
    American preacher 1929-1968
    Martin Luther King
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    The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
  • Adam Ferguson
    Adam Ferguson
    Scottish philosopher and historian 1723-1816
    Adam Ferguson
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    We are fond of distinctions; we place ourselves in opposition, and quarrel under the denominations of faction and party, without any material subject of controversy.
    Source: An Essay on the History of Civil Society
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