Quotes of Argument

“ How many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms. ”

- Aristotle

“ The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence. ”

- Ayn Rand

“ My parents only had one argument in forty-five years. It lasted forty-three years. ”

- Cathy Ladman

“ He who strikes the first blow admits he's lost the argument. ”

- Chinese proverb

“ I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me. ”

- Dave Barry

“ Use soft words and hard arguments. ”

- English proverb

“ The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion. ”

- G. K. Chesterton

“ No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other. ”

- Jascha Heifetz

“ That's the beauty of argument-if you argue correctly, you're never wrong. ”

- Jason Reitman and Christopher Buckly

“ If you go in for argument, take care of your temper. Your logic, if you have any, will take care of itself. ”

- Joseph Farrell

“ Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. ”

- Josh Billings

“ Behind every argument is someone's ignorance. ”

- Louis D. Brandeis

“ Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them. ”

- Pierre Beaumarchais

“ In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth. ”

- Publilius Syrus

“ The argument is at an end. ”

- Saint Augustine

“ I learned an important lesson in the art of debate. Present your argument clearly, arm yourself with cutting wit and of course, bob and weave! ”

- Takayuki Ikkaku Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata

“ It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. ”

- William G. McAdoo

“ With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plea; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost. ”

- William Lloyd Garrison

“ For they are yet ear-kissing arguments. ”

- William Shakespeare
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