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


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


In excessive altercation, truth is lost. [La., Nimium altercando veritas amittitur] - Publius [Publilius Syrus]


The well-meaning contention that all ideas have equal merit seems to me little different from the disastrous contention that no ideas have any merit. - Carl Sagan


I am entirely persuaded that the American public is more reasonable, restrained and mature than most of the broadcast industry's planners believe. Their fear of controversy is not warranted by the evidence. - Edward R. Murrow


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


It is a hydra's head contention; the more they strive the more they may: And as Praxiteles did by his glass, when he saw a scurvy face in it, brake it in pieces; but for that one he saw many more as bad in a moment. - Robert Burton


Change is scientific, progress is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy. - Bertrand Russell