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.
No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other.
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
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.
I am bound to furnish my antagonists with arguments, but not with comprehension.
Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes Error a fault, and truth discourtesy.
I have found you an argument; but I am not obliged to find you an understanding.
Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments.
The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right.
Silence is argument carried on by other means.
"For your own good" is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.
It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it.
Many argue; not many converse.
Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup
If you can't answer a man's arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.
Arguments, like men are often pretenders
Arguments derived from probabilities are idle
That God cannot lie, is no advantage to your argument, because it is no proof that priests can not, or that the Bible does not
Use soft words and hard arguments
There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation
A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about
The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face
The more arguments you win, the less friends you will have
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