51 Political Debate Quotes On Success In Life

These political debate quotes will inspire you. Political debate, a formal discussion, as in a legislative body, in which opposing arguments are put forward.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging political debate quotes, political debate sayings, and political debate proverbs.

Best Political Debate Quotes

  1. “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.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  2. “The problem with the immigration debate, it’s probably is the most poisoned and political debate of any issue, because you have this huge voting bloc that everybody says is yours” ~ Greg Gutfeld
  3. “Political debate with liberals is basically impossible in America today because liberals are calling names while conservatives are trying to make arguments.” ~ Ann Coulter
  4. “Political debate is more interested in manipulating the truth, than finding the truth.” ~ George Soros

  5. “I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races: that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  6. “I’ve been challenged by so many people, and I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time either. This country is in big trouble. We don’t win anymore.” ~ Donald Trump
  7. “I love hard political debate and I love beating somebody on a political point but what I’m more frustrated by is the politics where you play the man not the politics.” ~ Johann Lamont
  8. “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

  9. “Too much of our political debate…has become a race to the bottom. An exchange of insults and slanders more appropriate to reality television than a legislature.” ~ Jeanne Shaheen
  10. “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.” ~ Helen Zille
  11. “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.” ~ Jon Huntsman, Jr.
  12. “Political debate is of no interest to me. What I want are practical solutions.” ~ Carole Bouquet

  13. “If we’re not vigilant foreign countries can have an impact on the political debate in the United States in ways that might not have been true 10, 20, 30 years ago in – in part because of the way news is transmitted and in part because so many people are skeptical of mainstream news organizations that – everything’s true and everything’s false.” ~ Barack Obama
  14. “The magical thinking encouraged by any belief in the supernatural, combined with the vilification of rationality and skepticism, is more conducive to conspiracy theories than it is to productive political debate.” ~ Wendy Kaminer
  15. “If there are political programs on TV, yet it takes an artist to actually energize political debate, that tells you something really quite frightening about the level of the political debate happening on mainstream channels – right-wing-biased mothers.” ~ Thom Yorke
  16. “I think it’s critical that we return national security issues to the center of the overall political debate in America.” ~ John Bolton

  17. “In India, we have a right wing that is so vicious and so openly wicked, which is the Baratiya Janata party (BJP), and then we have the Congress party, which does almost worse things, but does it by night. And people feel that the only choices they have are to vote for this or for that. And my point is that, whoever you vote for, it doesn’t have to consume all the oxygen in the political debate.” ~ Arundhati Roy
  18. “Insofar as Trumpism was understood, it was seen as a side-effect of poverty, ignorance and educational failure. A cry from people who deserved sympathy, but who should never be allowed to set the terms of political debate.” ~ Fraser Nelson
  19. “He [Hugo Chavez] put poverty at the heart of political debate. Rightly so, given the country’s immense inequality and poverty. He invested heavily in social programs such as literacy, health clinics, and education. He promoted Venezuela’s indigenous culture and urged compatriots to take pride in its pre-Columbian history. He called time on the US treating Latin America as its backyard.” ~ Rory Carroll
  20. “I think by not participating in the current political debate, hopefully I’m sending a signal that will help set a tone.” ~ George W. Bush

  21. “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.” ~ Tim Ryan
  22. “Every country now has its own domestic political debate about how to respond to climate change. This is where the action is.” ~ Dale Jamieson
  23. “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.” ~ Jean-Claude Juncker
  24. “I stated at Justice [John] Roberts’ hearing, the court’s injected itself into many of the political debates of our day.” ~ Sam Brownback

  25. “I feel vulnerable when my ego is threatened – if I get jealous of another band’s good time slot at a big festival, if I’m about to get clobbered in a political debate, if I’m trying to impress someone I have a crush on. It’s the opposite of openness, letting go, allowing deep feelings to express themselves. For me, that comes from playing music and from kissing.” ~ Greg Saunier
  26. “When a minister or a clergyman takes seriously unfashionable Christian doctrines which condemn sex outside marriage, homosexuality, abortion, and feminism, and injects his views into the political debate, he is immediately denounced as a ‘reactionary.'” ~ Benjamin Hart
  27. “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.” ~ Winnie Byanyima
  28. “I know the media likes to personalize political debates, and I know the government will demonize me.” ~ Edward Snowden

  29. “I think the American people expect more from us than cries of indignation and attack. The times are too grave, the challenge too urgent, and the stakes too high – to permit the customary passions of political debate.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  30. “Climate change is a controversial subject, right? People will debate whether there is climate change… that’s a whole political debate that I don’t want to get into. I want to talk about the frequency of extreme weather situations, which is not political.” ~ Andrew Cuomo
  31. “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.” ~ Kathleen Parker
  32. “In a lifetime of observing and participating in political debate, I have seen a lot of meanness.” ~ Dennis Prager

  33. “What takes place in the Security Council more closely resembles a mugging than either a political debate or an effort at problem-solving.” ~ Jeane Kirkpatrick
  34. “But I think the American people expect more from us than cries of indignation and attack. The times are too grave, the challenge too urgent, and the stakes too high to permit the customary passions of political debate. We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us through that darkness to a safe and sane future. As Winston Churchill said on taking office some twenty years ago: if we open a quarrel between the present and the past, we shall be in danger of losing the future.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  35. “I declare that this government is no longer a constitutional and moral form of government. I will deal with it, and I will obey its laws, and I will support it when it is defending our country from foreign and domestic enemies. I will vote in its elections and participate in its political debates. But I will never accept it. I aim at a restoration of constitutional and moral order.” ~ Lawrence Auster
  36. “Political debate is political debate and that’s fine. That’s healthy.” ~ Rachel Notley

  37. “At the next election he’ll offer the British public an alternative that provides weight and substance and seriousness in a political debate that is, frankly, increasingly obsessed with modishness and flim-flam.” ~ Paddy Ashdown
  38. “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
  39. “I am convinced that whenever we exaggerate or demonize, oversimplify or overstate our case, we lose. Whenever we dumb down the political debate, we lose. For it’s precisely the pursuit of ideological purity, the rigid orthodoxy and the sheer predictability of our current political debate, that keeps us from finding new ways to meet the challenges we face.” ~ Barack Obama
  40. “I believe this Government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

  41. “Conventional wisdom suggests the primary motivator for entrepreneurs is money or wealth creation and, in fact, much of the political debate tends to center around what kind of tax or regulatory policy changes will turn corporate suits into small business adventurers overnight.” ~ Chip Conley
  42. “Before the thunderous clamor of political debate or war set loose in the world, love insisted on its promise for the possibility of human unity: between men and women, between blacks and whites, northerners and southerners, haves and have-have-nots, self and self.” ~ Aberjhani
  43. “I have experienced the intensity of patriotism as a submarine officer, the ambitions of a competitive businessman, and the intensity of political debate. I have been sorely tempted to launch a military attack on foreigners, and have felt the frustration of having to negotiate with allies or even former enemies to reach a consensus instead of taking more decisive unilateral action.” ~ Jimmy Carter
  44. “I am dead against trying to keep religious conservatives out of the political debate. The tactic of exclusion is self-defeating.” ~ Harvey Cox

  45. “I know it sounds trite but I wanted to make a difference. Political debates with my father had been fraught because he was uncompromising and explosive but if he taught me one thing it was to air my views.” ~ Vince Cable
  46. “The United States is in the midst of many spirited political debates about national priorities and public spending… However, we have found that science is an area where both political parties can find common ground, and in which political change does not necessarily create discontinuities.” ~ John Gibbons
  47. “Putting it in plain terms, the general public must be reduced to its traditional apathy and obedience, and driven from the arena of political debate and action, if democracy is to survive.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  48. “If we don’t believe in moral absolutes and then we get into a cultural-political debate, how are we going to win?” ~ Randall Terry

  49. “We have talked about revoking French citizenship for some individuals. Therefore, I have decided to apply for citizenship, which in a way points out the contradictions of this bill that states the forfeiture of French citizenship exclusively to individuals holding dual nationalities. Through this application, I put myself in the midst of the French political debate and discredit everything that might be said against me about this matter.” ~ Tariq Ramadan
  50. “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.” ~ Tariq Ramadan
  51. “Even as the government dominates the headlines, private entrepreneurs are busy every day working to improve products and services that improve our lives. They do it without taxing us or regulating us, or making us suffer through tedious elections or political debates. They make their products and offer them to us in a way that pleases the consuming public the most. We can choose whether we want them or not.” ~ Llewellyn Rockwell

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