Argument Quotes

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

Could I interrupt here, because there is an alternative explanation, which you are particularly well placed to examine. You know the argument that it is the alchemists in the laboratories who invent the sweet new kits.

E. P. Thompson

Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.

Rebecca West

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

Francis Beaumont

The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Robert Quillen

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

Winston Churchill

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