Argument Quotes

My parents only had one argument in forty-five years. It lasted forty-three years.

Cathy Ladman

The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.

Ed Howe (1853-1937)

The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.

Peter Brimelow

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

Unknown

Those who invalidate reason, ought seriously to consider, "whether they argue against reason, with or without reason; if with reason, then they establish the principle, that they are laboring to dethrone;" but if they argue without reason, (which, in order to be consistent with themselves, they must do,) they are out of the reach of rational conviction, nor do they deserve a rational argument.

Ethan Allen

I would not hesitate to say that nine out of ten of the critics of the peace movement get the argument turned upside down. "You cannot change human nature" has become a sort of incantation with those critics. Perhaps you cannot "change human nature" I don't indeed know what the phrase means. But you can certainly change human behavior, which is what matters, as the whole panorama of history shows.

Sir Norman Angell

The fact that men are naturally quarrelsome is presumed to be an argument against such institutions as the League. But it is precisely the fact of the natural pugnacity of man that makes such institutions necessary. If men were naturally and easily capable of being their own judges, always able to see the other's case, never got into panics, never lost their heads, never lost their tempers and called it patriotism why, then we should not want a League. But neither should we want in that case most of our national apparatus of government either parliaments, congresses, courts, police, ten commandments. These are all means by which we deal with the unruly element in human nature.

Sir Norman Angell

The business of art lies just in this, -- to make that understood and felt which, in the form of an argument, might be incomprehensible and inaccessible.

Leo Tolstoy

When a man who is drinking neat gin starts talking about his mother he is past all argument.

C.S. Forester

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

Robert Quillen

A novel is an impression, not an argument; and there the matter must rest.

Thomas Hardy

Those two little words -- says you -- are the most powerful argument in any discipline: theology, philosphy, even domestic harmony. They are powerful because they are true. Whenever you say something, it is you who says it. You. And what do you know

J. Mark Bertrand

Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.

Louis D. Brandeis

The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.

Edgar Watson Howe

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.

Stephen Leacock

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

Lord Quintin Hogg Hailsham

Lower your voice and strengthen your argument.

Lebanese Proverb

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

Andre Maurois

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

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument.

William Gibbs McAdoo

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

Baltasar Gracian

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

Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it.

Francis Beaumont

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