Discussion Quotes

Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.

The community which does not protect its humblest and most hated member in the free utterance of his opinions, no matter how false or hateful, is only a gang of slaves. If there is anything in the universe that can’t stand discussion, let it crack.

It is often asserted that discussion is only possible between people who have a common language and accept common basic assumptions. I think that this is a mistake. All that is needed is a readiness to learn from one’s partner in the discussion, which includes a genuine wish to understand what he intends to say. […]

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance.

If we had had more time for discussion, we probably would have made a great many more mistakes.

“I was saying,” continued the Rocket, “I was saying – What was I saying?” “You were talking about yourself,” replied the Roman Candle. “Of course; I knew I was discussing some interesting subject when I was so rudely interrupted”

Seminars, n.: From “semi” and “arse”, hence, any half-assed discussion.

Today I will gladly share my experience and advice, for there are no sweeter words than “I told you so.”

Having a good discussion is like having riches.

It is better to stir up a question without deciding it than to decide it without stirring it up.