Quotes: discussion

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  • Bob Beauprez
    Bob Beauprez
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    A good day for Barack Obama is anytime the dominant topic of discussion is anything but the economy.
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Austrian - English philosopher 1889-1951
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
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    A new word is like a fresh seed sewn on the ground of the discussion.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
    James Baldwin
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    Americans, unhappily, have the most remarkable ability to alchemize all bitter truths into an innocuous but piquant confection and to transform their moral contradictions, or public discussion of such contradictions, into a proud decoration, such as are given for heroism on the battle field.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
    Alexis de Tocqueville
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    An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting; and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say ''Gentlemen'' to the person with whom he is conversing.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
    Leonardo Da Vinci
    Italian painter, inventor and musician 1452-1519
    Leonardo Da Vinci
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    Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.
  • Brad Feld
    Brad Feld
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    As I continue to believe that innovation and entrepreneurship are the key drivers to our economic future, it's frustrating to hear such little cogent discussion around it.
  • James Thurber
    James Thurber
    American cartoonist 1894-1961
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    Discussion in America means dissent.
  • Lord Acton
    Lord Acton
    British historian 1834-1902
    Lord Acton
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    Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.
  • For President Clinton, according to this discussion I had with him, Rwanda was a marginal problem.
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    Hubert H. Humphrey
    American politician 1911-1978
    Hubert H. Humphrey
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    Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
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    Humility is of central importance; I think it's an underappreciated virtue in the contemporary discussion of law and politics.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
    Alexis de Tocqueville
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    I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.
  • Ben Stein
    Ben Stein
    American professor, writer
    Ben Stein
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    I'm still not that familiar with it. I'm more familiar with it than most people, but nowhere near as familiar with it as a genuine expert in the subject. I don't pretend to be a scientist. I'm the person who moderates the discussion between and among the scientists.
  • Mary Wollstonecraft
    Mary Wollstonecraft
    British feministisch writer 1759-1797
    Mary Wollstonecraft
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    If the abstract rights of man will bear discussion and explanation, those of women, by a parity of reasoning, will not shrink from the same test: though a different opinion prevails in this country.
  • Alfred P. Sloan
    Alfred P. Sloan
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    If we are all in agreement on the decision - then I propose we postpone further discussion of this matter until our next meeting to give ourselves time to develop disagreement and perhaps gain some understanding of what the decision is all about.
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