Argument Quotes

The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.

Joseph Joubert

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.

David Hume

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or our family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.

Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

Silence is argument carried out by other means

Ernesto "Che" Guevara

No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal

Marilyn Ferguson

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


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

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

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