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If we don't have a vigorous questioning, aggressive journalistic community and mythology, democracy itself is in great jeopardy.
I've never been in a 'Twitter fight,' though I've witnessed my fair share. I do enjoy vigorous and informed debate, but the benefit is lost when the exchange becomes a series of petty ad hominem attacks. I don't see much value in it.
James G. Stavridis
I can assure you we are all strong-willed, forceful personalities and the president encourages vigorous debate.
I cannot always write at the same time, in the same place. I work, travel and have a vigorous family life. If I'm stranded in an airport lobby - I write. If I have to wait in a doctor's office - I write. If I have a morning or evening to myself - I write.
Carmen Agra Deedy
The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous in old age.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
For the stage displays the first vigorous expression, as the natural thing and without conspicuous restraint, of private individuality.
Every major power always seeks to justify its action on moral grounds. Such behaviour is almost as old as the hills. The west has been a particularly vigorous exponent of this credo; and there is no reason to believe that China, for example, will be any different. But behind the moral rhetoric invariably lies interest and ideology.
My mom was really vigorous about making sure that we saw things and that we questioned things. Education was so important to both of my parents.
There has been, and there will continue to be, vigorous discussions about race in America. I worry that little will come of these discussions because we aren't addressing what must be done to change the current racial climate.
There is nothing inconsistent about having a conservative outlook and being vigorous.
Is there anything about cyberspace that particularly screams Air Force? Not really. If cyber warfare is going to be as all-encompassing as it's made out to be by its vigorous proponents, then it will disseminate throughout the services even more than the drone phenomenon has.
Thomas P.M. Barnett
I like white wine when it's young and vigorous. I don't think you should cellar white wine at all, unless it's white Burgundy, and definitely not nonvintage Champagne.
Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Even as we work to develop more sources of petroleum for the United States, we must continue our vigorous pursuit of alternative fuels, so that we can be powered by cleaner, more efficient sources of energy.
I'm looking for a way out of here. I can't have it physically, so I'm going to have it intellectually. It was a beautiful thing to ride Seabiscuit in my imagination. And it's just fantastic to be there alongside Louie as he's breaking the NCAA mile record. People at these vigorous moments in their lives - it's my way of living vicariously.
Terrorism is an evil that threatens all the countries in Europe. Vigorous cooperation in the European Union and worldwide is crucial in order to meet this evil head on.
Jan Peter Balkenende
Vigorous writing is concise.
William Strunk, Jr.
In a government such as ours we have vigorous contests to determine who should lead. The recent election was no exception. Now we inaugurate a new government on a day that transcends any one individual or any one party.
In Toledo, people grow out. Out to the suburbs. Out to the parts of America where the economy is more vigorous. And all too often, out to 48-inch waistbands.
P. J. O'Rourke
We all want to feel spiritually vigorous, and we hurt when we don't. This pain is intensified for people who lead church ministries.
Even low-calorie diets and vigorous exercise fail to work in the long term for at least some people.
Vigorous independent and critical media are indispensable in a democracy.
The way to put oneself in a position to take the harder, more honorable political path is to argue for one's virtues in a vigorous way.
I'm so vigorous, and I so take it for granted, because I've always been a real physical person.
My political career goes back to the '60s and those were times of vigorous debates.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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