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Quotes of the Day for 21 August 2001 – Debate

The famous Lincoln - Douglas debates opened on this day in 1858. Stephen Douglas defeated Abraham Lincoln in the Illinois senatorial contest, but it was Lincoln's first step into the national attention. Here are some quotes on Debate.

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The quotes:

Science cannot resolve moral conflicts, but it can help to more accurately frame the debates about those conflicts.
     - Heinz R. Pagels

It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.
     - Joseph Joubert, 1754 - 1824

There is always a multitude of reasons both in favor of doing a thing and against doing it. The art of debate lies in presenting them; the art of life lies in neglecting ninety-nine hundredths of them.
     - Mark Rutherford

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.
     - Richard M. Nixon

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