Argument Quotes

When the philosopher's argument becomes tedious, complicated, and opaque, it is usually a sign that he is attempting to prove as true to the intellect what is plainly false to common sense

Edward Abbey

Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument

Richard Whately

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

Baltasar Gracian

He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense

Joseph Conrad

The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face

Sydney J. Harris

I got in an argument with a girlfriend inside of a tent. That's a bad place for an argument, because I tried to walk out, and had to slam the flap

Mitch Hedberg

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

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

Will Rogers

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

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