The only way to settle questions of an ideological nature or controversial issues among the people is by the democratic method, the method of discussion, of criticism, of persuasion and education, and not by the method of coercion or repression.
Half the controversies in the world are verbal ones; and could they be brought to a plain issue they would be brought to a prompt termination. Parties engaged in them would then perceive either that in substance they agreed together, or that their difference was one of first principles. We need not dispute, we need […]
When our leaders speak, the thinking had been done. When they propose a plan – it is God’s plan. When they point the way, there is no other which is safe. When they give direction, it should mark the end of controversy.
In such Controversies, it is but too common for some to say, “Both are to blame,” to “excuse – their own “Unconcernedness,” which is a “base Neutrality.” Others will cry, “They are both alike;” thereby involving the Injured with the Guilty, to “mince” the Matter for the Faulty, or cover their own Injustice to the […]
No great advance has ever been made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy.
I am going to talk of controversial things. I make no apology for this.
Controversy, n. A battle in which spittle or ink replaces the injurious cannon-ball and the inconsiderate bayonet.
Controversy is only dreaded by the advocates of error.
Impartial, adj. Unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy or adopting either of two conflicting opinions.
The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.