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"The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you."

debate quote by Kin Hubbard

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"The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it."

debate quote by Edward W. Howe

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"The technology has allowed someone who before had no face and no voice to become an actual child. In the 70s and 80s whenever you debated abortion you talked about the mother. Now the baby is being brought into the debate."

debate quote by Mary Balch

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"There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat."

debate quote by James Russell Lowell

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"There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?"

debate quote by Dick Cavett mocking the TV-violence debate

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"Use soft words and hard arguments."

debate quote by English Proverb

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"We're waiting for emotions to subside, and we hope that the opposition will go back to their seats so we can proceed with the debate and hopefully with the voting,"

debate quote by Anonymous

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"When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff."

debate quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero

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"While the political debate over abortion will continue for a very long time, the federal government can and should be doing more to support programs and services that provide women with better options."

debate quote by Tim Ryan

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"You have not converted a man because you have silenced him."

debate quote by John Morley

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"Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him."

debate quote by Samuel Butler

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"Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable."

debate quote by Joseph Addison

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"If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling."

debate quote by Joseph Addison

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"In December 2004, the Osage Nation of Oklahoma won its battle in Congress to determine our own laws and citizenship, ... It was the end of a long road to independence for our tribe, but the beginning of what we feel is most precious: our sovereignty. I am often asked if gaming has taken over the national debate on Indians in America. But gaming is an extension of our sovereignty, not the other way around and we cannot allow others to frame our issues for us. As Indian people, sovereignty comes first."

debate quote by Jim Gray

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"No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other."

debate quote by Jascha Heifetz

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"Neither irony or sarcasm is argument."

debate quote by Samuel Butler

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"Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause."

debate quote by Victor Hugo

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"Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes."

debate quote by Charles Caleb Colton

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"Every real thought on every real subject knocks the wind out of somebody or other."

debate quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes

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"He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own."

debate quote by Aesop

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"A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about."

debate quote by Author Unknown

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"There's nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear."

debate quote by Daniel C. Dennett

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"The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion, but rather to know it."

debate quote by Andr Maurois

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"Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory."

debate quote by Leonardo Da Vinci

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"People who know the least always argue the most."

debate quote by Author Unknown

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"People generally quarrel because they cannot argue."

debate quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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"Men argue, Nature acts."

debate quote by Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)

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"After last night's debate, the reputation of Messieurs Lincoln and Douglas is secure."

debate quote by Edward R. Murrow

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"After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the land."

debate quote by Barack Obama

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"Anyone who clings to the historically untrue - and thoroughly immoral - doctrine that violence never settles anything I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler would referee. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forgot this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and there freedoms."

debate quote by Robert Heinlein

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"Earlier feminists were almost universally pro-choice and have dominated political debate until now. Having access to abortion was viewed as the only way women could have full equality with men, who, until recently, couldn't get pregnant."

debate quote by Kathleen Parker

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"Economics Teacher In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of the... Anyone Anyone... the Great Depression, passed the... Anyone Anyone The tariff bill The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act Which, anyone Raised or lowered... raised tariffs, in an effort to collect more revenue for the federal government. Did it work Anyone Anyone know the effects It did not work, and the United States sank deeper into the Great Depression. Today we have a similar debate over this. Anyone know what this is Class Anyone Anyone Anyone seen this before The Laffer Curve. Anyone know what this says It says that at this point on the revenue curve, you will get exactly the same amount of revenue as at this point. This is very controversial. Does anyone know what Vice President Bush called this in 1980 Anyone Something-d-o-o economics. Voodoo economics."

debate quote by Ferris Bueller---@---s Day Off

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"Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate"

debate quote by Hubert H. Humphrey

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"Get this (economic plan) passed. Later on, we can all debate it."

debate quote by President George Bush

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"George Bush taking credit for the Berlin Wall coming down is like the rooster taking credit for the sunrise."

debate quote by Al Gore - during 1992 Vice Presidential debate

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"Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand"

debate quote by Colin Powell

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"Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled."

debate quote by Michael Crichton

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"I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job"

debate quote by Margaret Thatcher

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"I put forward formless and unresolved notions, as do those who publish doubtful questions to debate in the schools, not to establish the truth but to seek it."

debate quote by Michel de Montaigne

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"I think that there is an implication here, as they've done throughout this debate on Iraq, that if you oppose the president, your patriotism ought to be questioned, ... Meet the Press."

debate quote by Tom Daschle

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"I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does also."

debate quote by Theodore Roosevelt

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"I took the canal zone and let congress debate, and while the debate goes on the canal does also"

debate quote by Theodore Roosevelt

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"Information, usually seen as the precondition of debate, is better understood as its by-product"

debate quote by Christopher Lasch

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"It appears we will only be given one month for that national debate."

debate quote by Nancy Pelosi

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"It is amazing how soon one becomes accustomed to the sound of ones voice, when forced to repeat a speech five or six times a day. As election day approaches, the size of the crowds grows; they are more responsive and more interested; and one derives a certain exhilaration from that which, only a few weeks before, was intensely painful. This is one possible explanation of unlimited debate in the Senate."

debate quote by J. William Fulbright

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"It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it."

debate quote by Jeseph Joubert

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"It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree."

debate quote by Elbert Hubbard

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"John Kerry could debate himself for ninty minutes."

debate quote by George W. Bush

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"Many Christians debate whether the devil is on earth or in hell. Can he dwell in Christians or only in the world? The fact is: the devil is in darkness. Wherever there is spiritual darkness, there the devil will be."

debate quote by Anonymous

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"Nothing ever gets settled in this town. ... a seething debating society in which the debate never stops, in which people never give up, including me. And so that's the atmosphere in which you administer."

debate quote by George Pratt Shultz

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"Often sound advice turns out to be totally wrong. Sometimes things turn out in such a way that only a fool would predict. Which is why fools, too, have their place in analysis and debate."

debate quote by Unknown

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"politicizing the debate about war."

debate quote by Tom Daschle

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"Some of the politicians in this country, in their feverish search for group acceptance, are ready to endorse tumultuous confrontation as a substitute for debate, and the most illogical and unfitting extensions of the Bill of Rights as protections for psychotic and criminal elements in our society. We have seen all too clearly that there are mennow in power in this countrywho do not represent authority, who cannot cope with tradition, and who believe that the people of America are ready to support revolution as long as it is done with a cultured voice and a handsome profile."

debate quote by Spiro T. Agnew

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"That's what we're missing. We're missing argument. We're missing debate. We're missing colloquy. We're missing all sorts of things. Instead, we're accepting."

debate quote by Studs Terkel

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"The debate over prescription drug coverage comes down to a question of values, ... President Bush and congressional Republicans have continually chosen to place a greater value on tax cuts for the wealthy than for prescription drugs for seniors."

debate quote by Nancy Pelosi

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"The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches the first prize"

debate quote by Saul Bellow

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"The US constitution's First Amendment rights only cover Americans, but I believe that in a democracy the competition of ideas and free speech should combat beliefs that it does not agree with - more speech and debate, not censorship."

debate quote by Joichi Ito

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"Their efforts are a tribute to democracy and an example that difficult problems can be solved peacefully through debate, negotiation and compromise."

debate quote by George W. Bush

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"Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate."

debate quote by Friedrich Nietzsche

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"Today the people from my State of Tennessee would listen to this debate, or even talk about a reference to God on our money or in the Halls of Congress or in our Pledge and say, please, let common sense and logic win the day and prevail versus legal mumbo jumbo."

debate quote by Zach Wamp

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"When President Bush invaded Iraq after 9
11 it was like Truman invading Mexico after Pearl Harbor."


debate quote by John Kerry

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"When the debate is over, slander becomes the tool of the loser."

debate quote by Socrates

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"You are not an artist,an artist creates. You do not write your own songs. End of debate."

debate quote by Eric Pio

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"You've got to work things out in the cloakroom, and when you've got them worked out, you can debate a little before you vote."

debate quote by Lyndon B. Johnson

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"The creatures man uses and, so often abuses, are voiceless and helpless. We are not. We have pens with which to write to politicians and retailers, voices with which to speak out, shopping choices which can have a major impact on the outcome of the debate, organisations to join, even, on appropriate occasions, banners to carry."

debate quote by Rt Rev. Richard Llewellin

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"We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us; for a madman is not cured by another running mad also."

debate quote by Antisthenes

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"We are not won by arguments that we can analyze, but by tone and temper; by the manner, which is the man himself."

debate quote by Samuel Butler

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"Two dogs strive for a bone and the third one runs off with it."

debate quote by Proverb

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"True disputants are like true sportsman: their whole delight is in the pursuit."

debate quote by Alexander Pope

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"There is no point in arguing about matters of taste."

debate quote by Source Unknown

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"There is no arguing with him, for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it."

debate quote by Oliver Goldsmith

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"There are usually two sides to every argument but no end."

debate quote by Source Unknown

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"The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject."

debate quote by Jawaharlal Nehru

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"The most important tactic in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without an embarrassing loss of face."

debate quote by Sydney J. Harris

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"The long term versus the short term argument is one used by losers."

debate quote by Larry Adler

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"The dust of controversy is merely the falsehood flying off."

debate quote by Thomas Carlyle

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"The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right."

debate quote by Lord Quintin Hogg Hailsham

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"Soft words win hard hearts."

debate quote by Proverb

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"Scepticism, as I said, is not intellectual only; it is moral also; a chronic atrophy and disease of the whole soul. A man lives by believing something; not by debating and arguing about many things. A sad case for him when all that he can manage to believe is something he can button in his pocket, and with one or the other organ eat and digest! Lower than that he will not get."

debate quote by Thomas Carlyle

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"It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it."

debate quote by Proverb

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"It is the briefest yet wisest maxim which tells us to meddle not."

debate quote by Charles Caleb Colton

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"In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing."

debate quote by Matthew Prior

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"If you argue with a woman and win, you lose."

debate quote by Source Unknown

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"If you agree with some tenets of Objectivism, but disagree with others, do not call yourself an Objectivist; give proper authorship credit for the parts you agree with"

debate quote by Ayn Rand

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"I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me."

debate quote by Dave Barry

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"Hear one side and you will be in the dark. Hear both and all will be clear."

debate quote by Thomas C. Haliburton

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"Debate is the death of conversation."

debate quote by Emil Ludwig

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"But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions."

debate quote by Homer

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"Argument is conclusive... but... it does not remove doubt, so that the mind may rest in the sure knowledge of the truth, unless it finds it by the method of experiment. For if any man who never saw fire proved by satisfactory arguments that fire burns. his hearer's mind would never be satisfied, nor would he avoid the fire until he put his hand in it that he might learn by experiment what argument taught."

debate quote by Roger Bacon

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"An argument is like a country road, you never know where it is going to lead."

debate quote by Source Unknown

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"A sure way of getting the last word in an argument is to say you right."

debate quote by Source Unknown

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"A long dispute means that both parties are wrong"

debate quote by Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)

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"... the hydrostatic paradox of controversy. Don't you know what that means? Well, I will tell you. You know that, if you had a bent tube, one arm of which was of the size of a pipe-stem, and the other big enough to hold the ocean, water would stand at the same height in one as in the other. Controversy equalizes fools and wise men in the same way. And the fools know it."

debate quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes

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"Wise men argue cases, fools decide them."

debate quote by Anacharsis

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"Why prove to a man he is wrong? Is that going to make him like you? Why not let him save face? He didn't ask for your opinion. He didn't want it. Why argue with him? You can't win an argument, because if you lose, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it. Why? You will feel fine. But what about him? You have made him feel inferior, you hurt his pride, insult his intelligence, his judgment, and his self-respect, and he'll resent your triumph. That will make him strike back, but it will never make him want to change his mind. A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still."

debate quote by Dale Carnegie

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"When two quarrel, both are in the wrong."

debate quote by Source Unknown

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"When much dispute has past, we find our tenets just the same as last."

debate quote by Alexander Pope

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"Weakness on both sides is, the motto of all quarrels."

debate quote by Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)

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"Weak arguments are often thrust before my path; but although they are most insubstantial, it is not easy to destroy them. There is not a more difficult feat known than to cut through a cushion with a sword."

debate quote by Richard Whately

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"The gospel is neither a discussion or a debate. It is an announcement."

debate quote by Paul S. Rees

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"Debate intelligently. Sway my thinking with reason. Force me to think in a way I haven't thought before. Make me say...Hmmm, that's a good point. I didn't think about that."

debate quote by Mark Pringle

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"Humans will continue to contemplate, debate and confuse (the difference) between reality and fiction, right and wrong, truth and lies"

debate quote by quiksylvr

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