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  • Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann
    Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann
    Swiss philosophical writer, naturalist, and physician 1728-1795
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    A moral lesson is better expressed in short sayings than in long discourse.
  • Miguel de Cervantes
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Spanish writer 1547-1616
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    Be brief, for no discourse can please when too long.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
    Camille Paglia
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    Feminist anti-porn discourse virtually always ignores the gigantic gay male porn industry, since any mention of the latter would bring crashing to the ground the absurd argument that pornography is by definition the subordination of women.
    Source: Vamps and Tramps (1994)
  • Bernard Goldberg
    Bernard Goldberg
    American author and journalist 1945-
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    A lot of people who voted for Barack Obama expected and were led to expect something new in politics: a new tone of political discourse in Washington. And I think - I think they're disappointed, because Barack Obama is not a new kind of politician. In fact, he's an old Chicago politician.
  • Sir Walter Raleigh
    Sir Walter Raleigh
    British courtier, writer 1552-1618
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    Be advised what thou dost discourse of, and what thou maintainest whether touching religion, state, or vanity; for if thou err in the first, thou shalt be accounted profane; if in the second, dangerous; if in the third, indiscreet and foolish.
  • A. R. Ammons
    A. R. Ammons
    American poet 1926-2001
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    Besides the actual reading in class of many poems, I would suggest you do two things: first, while teaching everything you can and keeping free of it, teach that poetry is a mode of discourse that differs from logical exposition.
  • Diogenes of Sinope
    Diogenes of Sinope
    Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Cynic philosophy 412BC-323BC
    Diogenes of Sinope
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    Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves, whistle and dance the shimmy, and you've got an audience.
  • Roland Barthes
    Roland Barthes
    French semiologist 1915-1980
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    I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient.
  • Asa Gray
    Asa Gray
    American botanist 1810-1888
    Asa Gray
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    I proceed with the proper subject of this discourse; namely, the further changes in scientific belief, which have occurred within my own recollection, even since the time when I first aspired to authorship, now forty- five years ago.
  • Elie Wiesel
    Elie Wiesel
    Rumanian-born American Writer 1928-
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    I rarely speak about God. To God, yes. I protest against Him. I shout at Him. But to open a discourse about the qualities of God, about the problems that God imposes, theodicy, no. And yet He is there, in silence, in filigree.
  • Immermann
    Immermann
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    Morality sticks faster when presented in brief sayings than when presented in long discourse.
  • Benjamin Todd Jealous
    Benjamin Todd Jealous
    American civic leader and politician 1973-
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    Racial profiling punishes innocent individuals for the past actions of those who look and sound like them. It misdirects crucial resources and undercuts the trust needed between law enforcement and the communities they serve. It has no place in our national discourse, and no place in our nation's police departments.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    American author 1929-
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    Reason is a faculty far larger than mere objective force. When either the political or the scientific discourse announces itself as the voice of reason, it is playing God, and should be spanked and stood in the corner.
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