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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.
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
I'm not an activist; I don't look for controversy. I'm not a political person, but I'm a person with compassion. I care passionately about equal rights. I care about human rights. I care about animal rights.
But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.
Impartial - unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy.
It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy - but he who has shown the better temper.
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.
Controversy equalizes fools and wise men - and the fools know it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.
Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity.
Thomas John Watson, Sr.
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.
Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity.
I've always tried to stay out of the fray and not be an object of controversy.
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.
I don't do things for the response or for the controversy. I just live my life.
People like controversy because that's what sells.
I have the New York Daily News to thank for the jeans controversy.
Controversy is only dreaded by the advocates of error.
My intention... isn't to create controversy.
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.
My career has been riddled with controversy, which I never fully understand.
In the current climate motorists have a long list of issues from which to choose to raise on the doorstep. Policies aimed at reducing emissions - like the changes to Vehicle Excise Duty or here in Manchester the proposals for congestion charges - are not without controversy.
I am a shocker. I like to create controversy. It's my trademark.
I started reading and learned that we don't need any of it - meat, dairy products. We get everything we need without those things - except maybe B12, but there's this whole controversy that maybe we're only getting B12 because the animals are being fed B12 supplements.
I'm not one of your knockabout, knuckle-scarred, Internet-controversy-courting book critics. Occasionally I stumble into controversy accidentally, but not because I enjoy it. It's probably just because I'm a weird person.
If it matters, it produces controversy.
The abortion controversy is important for what it says about our stance toward procreation and children altogether.
No sane person should believe that something is subjective merely because it cannot be settled beyond controversy.
I discovered something amazing, which has caused a lot of controversy - the fountain of youth. I have to keep it a secret!
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.
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