Argument Quotes

Your friends praise your abilities to the skies, submit to you in argument, and seem to have the greatest deference for you; but, though they may ask it, you never find them following your advice upon their own affairs; nor allowing you to manage your own, without thinking that you should follow theirs. Thus, in fact, they all think themselves wiser than you, whatever they may say.

Lord Melbourne

An argument derived from the abuse of a thing does not hold good against its use

Unknown

The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right

William Ruckelshaus

When you let someone else win an argument, often you both end up winners

Richard Carlson

In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing

Franz Kafka

The formula of the argument is simple and familiar: to dispose of a problem all that is necessary is to deny that it exists

Henry Louis Mencken

An Argument needs no reason; Nor any friendship

Ibycus

The abuse of a thing is no argument against the use of it.

Jeremy Collier

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

Leonardo da Vinci

Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.

George Santayana

All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.

Douglas Adams

Women get the last word in every argument. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

Unknown

Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement.

George Adams

Neither irony nor sarcasm is argument.

Rufus Choate

Who over-refines his argument brings himself to grief

Francesco Petrarch

People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument.

Will Rogers

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

Robert Quillen

Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.

Rufus Choate

His conduct still right with his argument wrong.

Oliver Goldsmith

Many an argument is sound--& only sound!

Unknown

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

Dr. Carl Sagan

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.

David Hume

Nations do not think, they only feel. They get their feelings at second hand through their temperaments, not their brains. A nation can be brought -- by force of circumstances, not argument -- to reconcile itself to any kind of government or religion that can be devised; in time it will fit itself to the required conditions; later it will prefer them and will fiercely fight for them.

Mark Twain

Prejudices are rarely overcome by argument; not being founded in reason they cannot be destroyed by logic.

Tryon Edwards

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