The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.
Trust the man who hesitates in his speech and is quick and steady in action, but beware of long arguments and long beards.
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.
Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
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.
I like to do all the talking myself. It saves time, and prevents arguments.
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.
All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals.
The judge weighs the arguments and puts a brave face on the matter,
and since there must be a decision, decides as he can, and hopes he has done
justice and given satisfaction to the community.
Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.
History furnishes to politics all the arguments that it needs, for the chosen cause.
Nothing sways the stupid more than arguments they can't understand
I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing
Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes
We are not won by arguments that we can analyze but by the tone and temper, by the manner which is the man himself
Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice
Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him.
The more arguments you win, the fewer friends you'll have.
An ounce of facts is worth a ton of arguments.
There's one thing to be said of ignorance--it causes a lot of interesting arguments.
Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.
The first thing to do is to break the circuit between bile and brain by resolutely turning oneís thoughts away from the vexatious subject. This does not means finding convincing arguments, but simply breaking off the contact by, for example, forcing oneself to careful observation of some object or another. When the train of thought has thus been redirected, a few moments of mediation will prevent the reaction of the bile from continuing.
This small act of control has the highest importance, for it ensures that when the anarchistic Automaton attacks the conscious self, victory shall go to the latter
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
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.
Unhappy, let alone angry, religious people provide more persuasive arguments for atheism and secularism than do all the arguments of atheists.