Quotes of Disputation

“ The pain of dispute exceeds, by much, its utility. All disputation makes the mind deaf, and when people are deaf I am dumb. ”

- Joseph Joubert

“ Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking. ”

- George Eliot

“ If you would inform, a positive and dogmatic manner in advancing your sentiments may provoke contradiction and prevent a candid attention. If you wish information and improvement from the knowledge of others, and yet at the same time express yourself as firmly fixed in your present opinions, modest, sensible men, who do not love disputation, will probably leave you undisturbed in the possession of your error. ”

- Frank Crane
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