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Controversy Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Controversy

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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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In a controversy, the instant we feel anger
we have already ceased striving for the truth,
and have begun striving for ourselves.
- The Buddha

I have been told by a member of the board of one of
Canada's most prominent literary magazines that a submission
of mine once caused a great deal of controversy.
- John Barton

It can't hurt, publicity is publicity,
controversy and all that, it's all good.
- Keith David

 

Impartial - unable to perceive any promise of personal
advantage from espousing either side of a controversy.
- Ambrose Bierce

For any new technology there is always controversy
and there always some fear associated with it.
I think that's just the price of being first sometimes.
- Hugh Grant

There is no controversy within science over the core
proposition of evolutionary theory.
- Kenneth Miller

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The abortion controversy is important for what it says
about our stance toward procreation and children altogether.
- Leon Kass

For what I wrote that started this whole controversy,
I deserved to be criticized, and I felt bad about writing it.
I felt bad mainly as a writer and a thinker.
- Gregg Easterbrook

Sometimes its controversy, but we all have our choices that we make.
- Solomon Burke

An entertainer should in his public performance keep
himself out of any controversy,
political or otherwise.
- Kate Smith

It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who
scores most in controversy -
but he who has shown the better temper.
- Samuel Butler

But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it,
away from the fog of the controversy.
- Nancy Pelosi

Anybody can decide a question if only a single principle is in controversy.
- Felix Frankfurter

Slavery is not the only question which comes up in this controversy.
There is a far more important one to you,
and that is, what shall be done with the free negro?
- Stephen Douglas

In light of the recent controversy surrounding foreign management of U.S.
Ports, a thorough review of foreign management of U.S.
airports needs to occur.
- Jon Porter

I am a shocker.
I like to create controversy.
It's my trademark.
- Brenda Fassie

He was definitely known as the foremost man killer in the West;
however there's controversy about virtually every killing
that he was known to have been involved in.
- Keith Carradine

Michael Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
It caused quite a controversy, because his nose isn't
eligible for another fifteen years.
- Conan O'Brien

If it matters, it produces controversy.
- Jay Greene

There was no real controversy with All In The Family.
That came from the people on the business end.
- Norman Lear

No great advance has been made in science,
politics, or religion without controversy.
- Lyman Beecher

Controversy is only dreaded by the advocates of error.
- Benjamin Rush

I have the New York Daily News to thank for the jeans controversy.
- Calvin Klein

No sane person should believe that something is subjective
merely because it cannot be settled beyond controversy.
- Hilary Putnam

The long and distressing controversy over capital punishment
is very unfair to anyone meditating murder.
- Geoffrey Fisher

I had hoped that the current presidential campaign
debates might educate the public as to what is really
involved in the ongoing controversy over campaign financing.
- James L. Buckley

When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy,
it ceases to be a subject of interest.
- William Hazlitt

Controversy equalizes fools and wise men -
and the fools know it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker.
Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy.
Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot'
than the stigma of conformity.
And on issues that seem important to you,
stand up and be counted at any cost.
- Chauncey Depew

A lot was happening, plus there were an enormous number
of people in the industry that were going to conventions,
so it was a pretty fun time.
Also there was a lot of controversy and I was at the
forefront of some of that.
- Todd McFarlane

That was after Napoleon died because there is still
a controversy as to whether Napoleon was poisoned with arsenic.
And the French say the British did it and the British say the French did it,
but he died before the test for arsenic was available.
- Michael Baden

Thus, the controversy about the Moral Majority arises not only from its views,
but from its name - which, in the minds of many,
seems to imply that only one set of public policies
is moral and only one majority can possibly be right.
- Edward Kennedy

It is the role of good journalism to take on powerful abusers,
and when powerful abusers are taken on,
there's always a bad reaction.
So we see that controversy, and we believe that is
a good thing to engage in.
- Julian Assange

I think the Bravo test is really important for a number of reasons.
It's kind of symbolic.
It raises a lot of the issues that are related to the
whole controversy over nuclear testing.
- Martha Smith

I just lead my life as naturally, as normally as I possibly can.
But I can't help it if controversy is hounding me day in and day out.
I'm quite amazed sometimes by the way they go about it.
I grow a beard and it lands up in the editorial in The Times of India.
- Amitabh Bachchan

Even though Rush is not me and the situations were very different,
I think, in the Rush Limbaugh thing,
ESPN was criticized for not acting,
and you remember that after a couple days of controversy over Rush.
- Gregg Easterbrook

There was endless controversy as to whether the acts
of the New Deal did actually move recovery or retard it,
and nothing final could ever come of that bitter debate
because it is forever impossible to prove what might
have happened in place of what did.
- Garet Garrett

I know the pundits and the news media have carried
a lot of commentary about cameras in the courtroom,
and there's a lot of controversy about it as a result of the Simpson case.
But I have not had enough time to step back and enough time to evaluate that.
- Lance Ito

You know, this is - one can imagine how life would
be different if one body of Congress was controlled by the other party,
there would be subpoena power and there would be all -
mechanisms to get to the bottom of all sorts of issues of controversy.
- Michael Isikoff

The passionate controversies of one era are viewed
as sterile preoccupations by another,
for knowledge alters what we seek as well as what we find.
- Freda Adler

It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards
of liberty have been forged in controversies involving not very nice people.
- Felix Frankfurter

The controversies between the proletariat and the middle
class had to be smoothed out and bridged over by each
getting to know and understand the other.
- Fritz Sauckel

The most savage controversies are about matters as
to which there is no good evidence either way.
- Bertrand Russell

Controversies are a package deal in this industry.
You just have to understand that and accept it.
- Akshay Kumar

I decline all noisy, wordy, confused,
and personal controversies.
- Josiah Warren

The formation of character in young people is educationally
a different task from and a prior task to,
the discussion of the great, difficult ethical controversies of the day.
- William Bennett

Most controversies would soon be ended,
if those engaged in them would first accurately define their terms,
and then adhere to their definitions.
- Tryon Edwards

We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single
cause that which is the product of several,
and the majority of our controversies come from that.
- Marcus Aurelius

Most centrist Democrats...
try to distance themselves from controversies that recall the 1960s.
There are journalistic centrists as well,
who avoid hard truths for the sake of acceptance and legitimacy.
- Tom Hayden

If the Union is once severed, the line of separation
will grow wider and wider,
and the controversies which are now debated and settled
in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields
of battle and determined by the sword.
- Andrew Jackson

A number of scientists with greatly different backgrounds
can come up with completely different assessments.
The discussions or controversies are endless.
Once a year, we try to bring the most important discoverers
together to exchange their experiences and knowledge.
- Richard Leakey

The real problem today is the ineffective and inconsistent
oversight of professional boxing,
which has led to continuing scandals,
controversies, unethical practices, and unnecessary
injuries and deaths in the sport.
- Charles W. Pickering

I have thoroughly gone through the subject of the Incarnation;
and if it served you,
could at any time give you the history from the beginning
of the controversies on this subject,
and of its present form.
- Edward Irving

I am a Passionate Observer of Life.
I See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a Passionate Observer of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anyone can be passionate, but
it takes real lovers to be silly.
- Rose Franken

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of
becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...
Every step toward the goal of justice
requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle;
the tireless exertions and
passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Follow what you are genuinely passionate about
and let that guide you to your destination.
- Diane Sawyer

Know the power of perspective.
Be a passionate observer of life.
See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Indifferent to whether your mood is grumpy or cheerful,
Nature always sings her passionate song of joyful celebration.
You can never stop the happy song of life,
so join the celebration -
sing along, dance, make love,
smile your biggest smile, and cheer on God's music.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is a passionate intuition.
- William Wordsworth

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You need to eat normally and healthfully,
and you need to exercise.
I'm so passionate about this because I think people
spend their lives not happy in their bodies.
- Courtney Thorne Smith

Sometimes people get passionate about the obscure jokes.
- Martin Short

You must be passionate, you must dedicate yourself,
and you must be relentless in the pursuit of your goals.
If you do, you will be successful.
- Steve Garvey

I'm very glad to have something to be passionate about.
I can't imagine a life without passion.
- Sylvia Kristel

There are two types of people in the world:
people who are passionate about things,
and people who've had their passion punched,
beaten, or whatever out of them.
- Kevyn Aucoin

I'm passionate about everything, like my family and friends.
Anybody I am talkin' to is gonna be bona fide real.
There is no substitution for happiness.
Period.
- Suge Knight

I'm a very passionate believer in the unity of knowledge.
There is one world of reality - one world of our experience
that we're seeking to describe.
- John Polkinghorne


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