Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions
I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job
It is impossible to win an argument with an ignorant man
When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or our family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.
Before you have an argument with your boss, you'd better take a good look at both sides--his side & the outside.
Myself when young did eagerly frequent Doctor and Saint, and heard great argument About it and about: but evermore Came out by the same door wherein I went.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance
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.
The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute
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
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
Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, knowing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about
Parents should conduct their arguments in quiet, respectful tones, but in a foreign language. You'd be surprised what an inducement that is to the education of children
I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side
Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments
There are two sides to every argument, unless a person is personally involved, in which case there is only one
Arguments with furniture are rarely productive
Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them
We may convince others by our arguments; but we can only persuade them by their own
Lower your voice and strengthen your argument
Since when was an emotional argument won by logic
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