Arguments Quotes

Expediency may tip the scales when arguments are nicely balanced.

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

We are not won by arguments that we can analyse, but by tone and temper, by the manner which is the man himself.

Samuel Butler

Great novelists are philosopher-novelists who write in images instead of arguments.

Albert Camus

All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals.

Peter Singer

Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.

William Penn

I like to do all the talking myself. It saves time, and prevents arguments.

Oscar Wilde

We should not be surprised that we find meaningless noises in the foundation of many old philosophies, and that from them arise most of the old philosophical fights and arguments.

Alfred Korzybski

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.

Milton Friedman

Do not let arguments of expediency persuade you. That is the slow road to oblivion. That is the tortured path to undoing step by step, bit by bit, as the river creates a canyon, the way of life that we love.

Charles Schumer

If the noble and the sacred cannot find serious expression in democracy, its choiceworthiness becomes questionable. These are the arguments, the special pleading of the reactionaries, the disinherited of the ancien rgime.

Allan David Bloom

Trust the man who hesitates in his speech and is quick and steady in action, but beware of long arguments and long beards.

George Santayana

The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.

George Bernard Shaw

Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.

Charles Caleb Colton

Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs.

Jack Lynch

A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments.

Nathaniel Emmons

I am bound to furnish my antagonists with arguments, but not with comprehension.

Lord Byron

With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plea; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.

William Lloyd Garrison

One of the first things a relationship therapist learns is that couples argue to burn up energy that could be used for something else. In fact, arguments often serve the purpose of using up energy, so that the couple do not have to take the courageous, creative leap into an unknown they fear. Arguing serves the function of being a zone of familiarity into which you can retreat when you are afraid of making a creative breakthrough.

Gay Hendricks

Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.

Michel Leiris

With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost

William Lloyd Garrison

The common dogma is fear of modern knowledge, inability to cope with the fast change in a scientific-technological society, and the real breakdown in apparent moral order in recent years.... That is why hate is the major fuel, fear is the cement of the movement, and superstitious ignorance is the best defence against the dangerous new knowledge. ... When you bring up arguments that cast serious doubts on their cherished beliefs you are not simply making a rhetorical point, you are threatening their whole Universe and their immortality. That provokes anger and quite frequently violence. ... Unfortunately you cannot reason with them and you even risk violence in confronting them. Their numbers will decline only when society stabilizes, and adapts to modernity

G Gaia

Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments

Isaac Asimov

We may convince others by our arguments; but we can only persuade them by their own

Joseph Joubert

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