Arguments Quotes

It is impossible to win an argument with an ignorant man

Unknown

There are two sides to every argument, unless a person is personally involved, in which case there is only one

Cutler Webster

Arguments with furniture are rarely productive

Kehlog Albran

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

Joseph Joubert

Since when was an emotional argument won by logic

Robert A. Heinlein

The most important thing for a good marriage is to learn how to argue peaceably

Anita Ekberg

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

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.

Leonardo da Vinci

Nothing is as frustrating as arguing with someone who knows what he's talking about

Sam Ewing

No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal

Marilyn Ferguson

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

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

Silence is argument carried out by other means

Ernesto "Che" Guevara

I scrambled to the top of the precipice where Nick was waiting. 'That was fun,' I said. 'You bet it was,' said Nick. 'Let's climb higher.' 'No,' I said. 'I think we should be heading back now.' 'We have time,' Nick insisted. I said we didn't, and Nick said we did. We argued back and forth like that for about 20 minutes, then finally decided to head back. I didn't say it was an interesting story

Jack Handey

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.

Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.

David Hume

The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.

Joseph Joubert

Make sure you never, never argue at night. You just lose a good night's sleep, and you can't settle anything until morning anyway.

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

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 as in I went.

Omar Khayy?m

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

Michel Leiris

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tired on him personally.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Andr? Maurois

The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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

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Updated On : October 15, 2013
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