I only debate with serious political youth formations. Not a group of the racist Helen Zille's garden boys.— Julius Malema
Wonderful Political Debates quotations
Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can.
If man is not made in the image of God, nothing then stands in the way of inhumanity. There is no good reason why mankind should be perceived as special. Human life is cheapened. We can see this in many of the major issues being debated in our society today.
The great issues facing us today are not Republican issues or Democratic issues.
The political parties can debate the means, but both parties must embrace the end objective, which is to make America great again.
When words are both true and kind they can change the world.
The debates are part of the unconscionable fraud that our political campaigns have become a format that defies meaningful discourse. They should be charged with sabotaging the electoral process.
I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue of this campaign.
I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience.
I've led a school whose faculty and students examine and discuss and debate every aspect of our law and legal system. And what I've learned most is that no one has a monopoly on truth or wisdom. I've learned that we make progress by listening to each other, across every apparent political or ideological divide.
Be the person your dog thinks you are.
By maintaining the separation of church and state, the United States has avoided the intolerance which has so divided the rest of the world with religious wars.
The best tribute we can pay Madiba is to ensure that our political debate focuses on issues of how best we can ensure that each South African child, whatever the circumstances of their birth, inherits freedom they can use.
Much as I would have liked to respond factually and truthfully to each and every piece of misinformation spread by the Brexit campaign, it was important that I stayed out of the domestic political debate. It was David Cameron's task to win the UK referendum, not ours.
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
Truth is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless, by human interposition, disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate; errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them.
Political debate with liberals is basically impossible in America today because liberals are calling names while conservatives are trying to make arguments.
Our political debates today are corrosive and not reflective of the belief that Abe Lincoln espoused back in his day: that we are a great country because we are a good country.
Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.
Take our politicians: they're a bunch of yo-yos.
The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches.
If people really stopped and realized how much art and creative people move the world versus politics and religion, I mean it’s not even up for debate. An artist at least creates things, puts things into the world. Where as these other people are destroying things, taking things out of the world.
What I think the political correctness debate is really about is the power to be able to define. The definers want the power to name. And the defined are now taking that power away from them.
Being polite is so rare these days, thats its often confused with flirting.
What takes place in the Security Council more closely resembles a mugging than either a political debate or an effort at problem-solving.
In academia, left-liberalism is so entrenched its advocates' debating skills have gone rusty. When you've been talking to yourself for decades and imposing speech codes on everyone else, your ability to argue coherently - let alone entertainingly - inevitably wanes.
The connections I draw between human nature and political systems in my new book, for example, were prefigured in the debates during the Enlightenment and during the framing of the American Constitution.
The stronger you become, the gentler you will be.
I almost became a political journalist, having worked as a reporter at the time of Watergate. The proximity to those events motivated me, when I wound up doing philosophy, to try to use it to move the public debate.
I believe this Government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free.
I believe that cunning is not only morally wrong but also politically expedient, and have therefore always discountenanced its use even from the practical standpoint.
Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They're underused.
The minds of youth are perpetually led to the history of Greece and Rime or to Great Britain; Boys are constantly repeating the declamations of Demosthenes and Cicero, or debates upon some political question in the British Parliament.
I think that political parties are fuelling this fear in order to create divisions. The more we bring up fear, the more we neglect real political issues. Political debate in France is crumbling since every single issue is brought to Islam now.
Political debate is more interested in manipulating the truth, than finding the truth.
Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, ut because you are.
Debate is almost non-existent and no one is apparently accountable to anybody apart from their political party bosses. It is bad news for democracy in this country.
I think that you can disagree with people and debate over their positions with issues without engaging in the politics of personal destruction.
Didn't we settle contraception & affirmative action? If the GOP keep going backwards they'll soon be debating slavery.
Politeness and courteousness are a small price to pay for the goodwill of others.
Our political differences, now matter how sharply they are debated, are really quite narrow in comparison to the remarkably durable national consensus on our founding convictions.
A few years ago the idea that extreme poverty was harmful was on the fringes of the economic and political debate. But having made the case we are now seeing an emerging consensus among business leaders, economic leaders, political leaders and even faith leaders.
America pays its bills. It always has. It always will. The fact that Washington is now debating whether to honor its debts and obligations, then, should come as a surprise. But playing political football with a necessary vote to raise the nation's debt ceiling has become as predictable as a Twitter rant from Charlie Sheen.
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.
Political debate is of no interest to me. What I want are practical solutions.
I wish I could give you a lot of advice, based on my experience of winning political debates. But I don't have that experience. My only experience is at losing them.
Our political parties exist for no other reason than to win power;
they are not ideological debating societies designed to present a particular political philosophy and to persuade voters to accept it.
The American way is to criticize and debate openly, not to accept unthinkingly the doings of government officials of this or any other country.
It is easier to silence scientific dissent by utilizing the politics of personal destruction, than to actually debate them on the merits of their arguments. That should tell you something about the global warming debate...there is none right now....it's either you believe, or you are to be discredited.