Argument Quotes

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

Leonardo da Vinci

Since when was an emotional argument won by logic

Robert A. Heinlein

There are two sides to every argument, unless a person is personally involved, in which case there is only one

Cutler Webster

It is impossible to win an argument with an ignorant man

Unknown

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

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

Robert Quillen

The best argument is that which seems merely an explanation

Dale Carnegie

The conservative argument is that the economy is like the weather, that it just operates automatically

Sidney Blumenthal

The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who's winning an argument with a liberal.

Peter Brimelow

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

Winston Churchill

Silence is argument carried on by other means.

Che Guevara

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

William Gibbs McAdoo

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

Andre Maurois

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

Stephen Leacock

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 wherein I went.

Omar Khayyam

Nay, if he take you in hand, sir, with an argument, He'll bray you in a mortar.

Ben Jonson

I find you want me to furnish you with argument and intellects too. No, sir, these, I protest you, are too hard for me.

Oliver Goldsmith

Reproachful speech from either side The want of argument supplied; They rail, reviled; as often ends The contests of disputing friends.

John Gay

He'd undertake to prove, by force Of argument, a man's no horse. He'd prove a buzzard is no fowl, And that a Lord may be an owl, A calf an Alderman, a goose a Justice, And rooks, Committee-men or Trustees.

Samuel Butler

When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.

William G. McAdoo

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

Joseph Farrell

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

G. K. Chesterton

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

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