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Argument Quotes

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Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Related topics: Wisdom

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
- Dale Carnegie

My life is my argument.
- Albert Schweitzer

 

The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

Keep cool; anger is not an argument.
- Daniel Webster

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible
as an argument than a whole one.
It carries better.
- Stephen Leacock

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Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry
always gets the best of the argument.
- Voltaire

If you can not answer a man's argument,
all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.
- Elbert Hubbard

I say, If everybody in this house lives where it's God first,
friends and family second and you third,
we won't ever have an argument.
- Jeff Foxworthy

Argument is to me the air I breathe.
Given any proposition, I cannot help believing the
other side and defending it.
- Gertrude Stein

Their argument, and I think it's a correct one,
is that they'll make more money from the trades and
the hardcovers if nobody messes with the creative team.
- Mark Millar

Be able to analyze statistics, which can be used to
support or undercut almost any argument.
- Marilyn vos Savant

To be able to bear provocation is an argument of great reason,
and to forgive it of a great mind.
- John Tillotson

You never need an argument against the use of violence,
you need an argument for it.
- Noam Chomsky

Argument is meant to reveal the truth,
not to create it.
- Edward de Bono

One could drive a prairie schooner through any part
of his argument and never scrape against a fact.
- David F. Houston

Every argument on lynching in the South gets back sooner
or later to the question of rape.
- Ray Stannard Baker

When I'm alone, I can sleep crossways in bed without an argument.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

I love argument, I love debate.
I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me,
that's not their job.
- Margaret Thatcher

I became the stage for the great argument between Nietzsche and Rousseau.
I was the extra ready to take on all the roles.
- Jacques Derrida

Convincing yourself doesn't win an argument.
- Robert Half

That God cannot lie, is no advantage to your argument,
because it is no proof that priests can not,
or that the Bible does not.
- Thomas Paine

The argument of the strongest is always the best.
- Jean de La Fontaine

In argument similes are like songs in love;
they describe much,
but prove nothing.
- Franz Kafka

The long term versus the short term argument is one used by losers.
- Lord Acton

Anger is seldom without argument but seldom with a good one.
- Lord Halifax

Whenever I run into prejudice.
I smile and feel sorry for them, and I say to myself,
There's one more argument for birth control.
- Freddy Fender

There are clear cases in which "understanding" literally
applies and clear cases in which it does not apply;
and these two sorts of cases are all I need for this argument.
- John Searle

I don't accept the argument of people like David Horowitz
that the government should impose some sort of predetermined
political balance on academic research.
- Juan Cole

Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective.
A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.
- Hosea Ballou

The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant.
Every table had an argument going.
- George Carlin

In Vegas, I got into a long argument with the man at
the roulette wheel over what I considered to be an odd number.
- Steven Wright

It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than
by argument to overcome it.
- Francis Beaumont

For your own good is a persuasive argument that will
eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.
- Janet Frame

Myself when young did eagerly frequent doctor and saint,
and heard great argument about it and about:
but evermore came out by the same door as in I went.
- Omar Khayyam

A flourishing, morally credible media is a vital component
in the maintenance of genuinely public talk,
argument about common good.
- Rowan D. Williams

In one sense I feel that my book is a one-woman argument against determinism.
- Susan Griffin

My argument is that War makes rattling good history;
but Peace is poor reading.
- Thomas Hardy

Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling
for the strength of their argument.
The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.
- William E. Gladstone

Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.
- Indira Gandhi

I'd like to do policy and I'd like to do philosophy,
I'd like to be able to get into the depth,
into the meat of the argument - that's the kind of stuff I want to do.
- Jonathan Krohn

The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting
money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument.
- Newt Gingrich

Observe which side resorts to the most vociferous name-calling
and you are likely to have identified the side with
the weaker argument and they know it.
- Charles R. Anderson

In argument, truth always prevails finally;
in politics,
falsehood always.
- Walter Savage Landor

The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right.
- William Ruckelshaus

But, you know, there's still an argument,
there's still ten states that outlaw premarital sex,
and many more states where adultery is still outlawed and a crime.
- Liam Neeson

Shrines!
Shrines!
Surely you don't believe in the gods.
What's your argument? Where's your proof?
- Aristophanes

The difficult part in an argument is not to defend
one's opinion but rather to know it.
- Andre Maurois

I don't feel that an atmosphere of debate and total
disagreement and argument is such a bad thing.
It makes for a vital and alive field.
- Clifford Geertz

First of all, you can make the argument that there's
no such thing as the past.
Nobody lived in the past.
- David McCullough

My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven
years and not once have we had an argument serious
enough to consider divorce;
murder,
yes, but divorce, never.
- Jack Benny

Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument,
endeavors to silence by persecution,
in old days by fire and sword,
in modern days by the tongue.
- Charles Simmons

Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor.
Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.
- Jane Austen

When you have no basis for an argument,
abuse the plaintiff.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

There's always that argument to make -
that you're in better company historically if people
don't understand what you're doing.
- Elliott Smith

We must reinforce argument with results.
- Booker T. Washington

The scientific argument advanced for intelligent design at the Dover trial,
those arguments collapsed, scientifically and intellectually.
- Kenneth Miller

Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because
your opponent has taken the right side.
- Baltasar Gracian

I do insist on making what I hope is sense so there's
always a coherent narrative or argument that the reader can follow.
- Howard Nemerov

Silence is argument carried out by other means.
- Che Guevara

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
- Anonymous

AIDS is an absolutely tragic disease.
The argument about AIDS' being some kind of divine retribution is crap.
- Calvin Klein

The conservative argument is that the economy is like the weather,
that it just operates automatically.
- Sidney Blumenthal

The more a race is governed by its passions,
the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument,
the more intense will be its love of music.
- Stendhal

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge;
an argument an exchange of ignorance.
- Robert Quillen

No rational argument will have a rational effect on
a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.
- Karl Popper

Capital punishment is the source of many an argument,
both good and bad.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Go beyond science, into the region of metaphysics.
Real religion is beyond argument.
It can only be lived both inwardly and outwardly.
- Swami Sivananda

My argument would be that I don't think there is much
that's genuinely political art that is good art.
- Thom Yorke

An argument fatal to the communist theory,
is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property
is one of the elements of our nature.
- Herbert Spencer


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