Argument Quotes

The appreciation of a painting or a piece of music, for example, or even falling in love, is all about our subjectivity. But to decide that the entire universe operates in such a way, let alone to go to war because we are so convinced we are right that others must agree with us or die, that surely should demand a higher level of argument than 'It's true because I really, really feel it is.

Derren Victor Brown

The important thing isn't the soundness or otherwise of the argument, but for it to make you think.

Albert Camus

Single Women have a dreadful propensity for being poorwhich is one very strong argument in favour of Matrimony...

Jane Austen

The best argument is that which seems merely an explanation.

Dale Carnegie

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

William Gibbs McAdoo

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance.

Robert Quillen

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

Assassination is not argument.

Emilio Castelar y Ripoli

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

General Colin Powell

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

Some people always other people twist the meanings of words, especially during the course of an argument.

SI Hayakawa

Obstinacy and heat in argument are surest proofs of folly. Is there anything so stubborn, obstinate, disdainful, contemplative, grave, or serious, as an ass?

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Even if the absence of evidence for a given god were not evidence of its absence, it would still be evidence that the belief in that god is unreasonable. That's the only proposition that any atheist of any kind has to demonstrate in order to win the argument. Because anything beyond that... is just having fun.

Scott Clifton Snyder

Argument is generally waste of time and trouble. It is better to present ones opinion and leave it to stick or no as it may happen. If sound, it will probably in the end stick, and the sticking is the main thing.

Samuel Butler

Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool

Charles Simmons

Setting the conditions before you make an agreement is better than having an argument in the middle of the work.

Yemenese Proverb

At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.

Frederick Douglass

Sometimes we deny being worthy of praise, hoping to generate an argument we would be pleased to lose.

Cullen Hightower

Man has been accustomed, ever since he was a boy, to having a dozen incompatible philosophies dancing about together inside his head. He doesn't think of doctrines as primarily"true" or "false," but as "academic" or "practical," "outworn" or "contemporary," "conventional" or "ruthless." Jargon, not argument, is your best ally in keeping him from the Church. Don't waste time trying to make him think that materialism is true! Make him think it is strong or stark or courageous—that it is the philosophy of the future. That's the sort of thing he cares about."

C.S. Lewis

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

Jill Ruckleshaus

Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.

George Sand

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

Janet Frame

And I used to assemble the family to hear because I thought that they were so good that even from the point of view of enjoyment people shouldn't miss them, and I got every word of his that I could, and I could see by hard argument there was only the one way for it.

Ruth Pitter

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