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Books and harlots have their quarrels in public.

Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) German philosopher.

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 (1612-1680) British poet and satirist.

A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) Austrian-British philosopher.