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 Sorin Cerin - “This is why the faith of the peoples is and becomes a complementary part of it, and the ultimate argument for the existence of religion within man as long as there will be human beings is that, as long as he will exist, he will love, because he is love, and the ultimate form of love known to man is precisely holiness, whose first characteristic is faith.”  
 Thom Yorke - “My argument would be that I don't think there is much that's genuinely political art that is good art.”  
 Dick Wolf - “Their argument is that most shows are losers, which is true, but it's also disingenuous to say, 'We are not going to take the risk unless it is totally covered by the few successful shows that are out there.'”  
 Curt Weldon - “People like Jacques Chirac and the Germans, Schroeder, really have no argument. They pushed the U.S. into the war against Milosevic to remove him.”  
 Robert Walpole - “Admitting, however, for the sake of argument, that I am prime and sole minister in this country, am I, therefore, prime and sole minister of all Europe Am I answerable for the conduct of other countries as well as for that of my own”  
 Sarah Vowell - “History is full of really good stories. That's the main reason I got into this racket I want to make the argument that history is interesting.”  
 Charles Vest - “On the other hand, it is not fair to say that changes in federal policy have caused our tuition to rise faster. Every economic argument imaginable would indicate that we should raise tuition at a faster rate than we do.”  
 Marilyn vos Savant - “Capital punishment is the source of many an argument, both good and bad.”  
 Marilyn vos Savant - “Be able to analyze statistics, which can be used to support or undercut almost any argument.”  
 Studs Terkel - “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.”  
 Charles Simmons - “Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue.”  
 Norodom Sihanouk - “John Foster Dulles had called on me in his capacity as Secretary of State, and he had exhausted every argument to persuade me to place Cambodia under the protection of the South East Asia Treaty Organization.”  
 John Searle - “There are clear cases in which understanding literally applies and clear cases in which it does not apply and these two sorts of cases are all I need for this argument.”  
 Bruno Schulz - “Theses officers were good friends, so it must have been a terrible argument, because the one who played chess with my father was so angry that he walked over to the dentist's house and got the dentist out of bed and shot him.”  
 Bruno Schulz - “One Sunday, a Sunday probably much like today, two Gestapo officers went out drinking together and they got drunk... They had an argument.”  
 Elliott Smith - “There's always that argument to make - that you're in better company historically if people don't understand what you're doing.”  
 Peter Singer - “But if a politician were to say, well, I'm just concerned with America's national interest, then there would be a different kind of argument.”  
 John Sayles - “My argument has always been that this is not an anti-Bush film, it's a pro-democracy film. And if Bush comes out on the wrong side of democracy, that's his problem.”  
 Edward Sapir - “A common creation demands a common sacrifice, and perhaps not the least potent argument in favour of a constructed international language is the fact that it is equally foreign, or apparently so, to the traditions of all nationalities.”  
 Joseph Rotblat - “We are told that the possession of nuclear weapons - in some cases even the testing of these weapons - is essential for national security. But this argument can be made by other countries as well.”  
 Elihu Root - “The mere assemblage of peace loving people to interchange convincing reasons for their common faith, mere exhortation and argument to the public in favor of peace in general fall short of the mark.”  
 Carroll Quigley - “The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers.”  
 E. P. Thompson - “Could I interrupt here, because there is an alternative explanation, which you are particularly well placed to examine. You know the argument that it is the alchemists in the laboratories who invent the sweet new kits.”  
 Ruth Pitter - “And I used to assemble the family to hear because I thought that they were so good that even from the point of view of enjoyment people shouldn't miss them, and I got every word of his that I could, and I could see by hard argument there was only the one way for it.”  
 Vladimir Putin - “No references to the need to fight terror can be an argument for restricting human rights.”  

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