Argument Quotes

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

"The argument is at an end."

Saint Augustine

Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of the tyrant and the creed of the slave.

William Pitt

Argument are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.

Oscar Wilde

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

Janet Frame

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

Baltasar Gracian

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

Andre Maurois

The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right.

Lord Quintin Hogg Hailsham

I have found you an argument; but I am not obliged to find you an understanding.

Samuel Johnson

No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other.

Jascha Heifetz

The only people who really listen to an argument are the neighbours.


It is a rare thing to win an argument & the other fellow's respect at the same time.


When an argument flares up, the wise man quenches it with silence.


Put the argument into a concrete shape, into an image, some hard phrase, round and solid as a ball, which they can see and handle and carry home with them, and the cause is half won.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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