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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteZENITH, n. The point in the heavens directly overhead to a man standing or a growing cabbage. A man in bed or a cabbage in the pot is not considered as having a zenith, though from this view of the matter there was once a considerably dissent among the learned, some holding that the posture of the body was immaterial. These were called Horizontalists, their opponents, Verticalists. The Horizontalist heresy was finally extinguished by Xanobus, the philosopher-king of Abara, a zealous Verticalist. Entering an assembly of philosophers who were debating the matter, he cast a severed human head at the feet of his opponents and asked them to determine its zenith, explaining that its body was hanging by the heels outside. Observing that it was the head of their leader, the Horizontalists hastened to profess themselves converted to whatever opinion the Crown might be pleased to hold, and Horizontalism took its place among _fides defuncti_.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteA man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"Let me light my lamp", says the star, "And never debate if it will help to remove the darkness

 Rabindranath Tagore quotes (Indian Poet, Playwright and Essayist, Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, 1861-1941)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteWhat we have to do... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.

 Hillary Clinton quotes (American Senator from New York since 2001 and First Lady (1993-2001), wife of Bill Clinton, 42nd US president. b.1947)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteFreedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.

 Hubert H. Humphrey quotes (American 38th US Vice President under Lyndon B. Johnson (1965-69) and US Senator from Minnesota (1949-64, 1971-78). 1911-1978)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteInformation, usually seen as the precondition of debate, is better understood as its by-product.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteGreat leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.

 Colin Powell quotes (Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-93). At present, US Secretary of State, 1937)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteJohn Kerry could debate himself for ninty minutes.
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