Argument Quotes

That God cannot lie, is no advantage to your argument, because it is no proof that priests can not, or that the Bible does not

Thomas Paine

I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. 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

The best argument I know for an immortal life is the existence of a man who deserves one.

William James

Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.

Robert Benchley

There is also the very real possibility that, in the justice of God, one of the reasons He uses the weak and the foolish of the world is so that no argument could be made later that certain people were advantaged in some unfair way by that which was unearned-either in the premortal life or here. Hence it seems prudent for us to realize that just because one is set apart or ordained to a certain calling or assignment he or she must not expect to be set apart from the stresses of life. There appear to be no immunities.

Neal Maxwell

By ethical argument and moral principle the greatest crimes are eventually shown to have been necessary, and, in fact, a signal benefit to mankind.

Chuang Tzu

The most powerful argument of all for saving open space is economics; in most states, tourism is the number two industry.

Jim Fowler

In Vegas, I got into a long argument with the man at the roulette wheel over what I considered to be an odd number.

Steven Wright

In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken," and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.

Carl Sagan

Lower your voice and strengthen your argument.


A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow.

John Dryden

He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.

Michel de Montaigne

The argument is at an end.

Saint Augustine

In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth.

Publilius Syrus

He who strikes the first blow admits he's lost the argument.


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


The only thing worse than being on the wrong side of an argument is being in the middle.


A sure way to stop a red-hot argument is to lay a few cold facts on it.


When a man uses profanity to support an argument, it indicates that either the man or the argument is weak--probably both.


It is fair to hear both sides of an argument, it is heavenly to hear the end of it.


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


Don't argue at the dinner table. The one who is not hungry always wins the argument.


An argument is a collision in which two trains of thought are derailed.


You get out of an argument exactly what you put into it--a lot of hot air.


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