Arguments Quotes

Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.

Oscar Wilde

It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.

Pierre Beaumarchais

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.

William G. McAdoo

For they are yet ear-kissing arguments.

William Shakespeare

I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing.

Oscar Wilde

People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Where we desire to be informed 'tis good to contest with men above ourselves; but to confirm and establish our opinions, 'tis best to argue with judgments below our own, that the frequent spoils and victories over their reasons may settle in ourselves an esteem and confirmed opinion of our own.

Sir Thomas Browne

He'd undertake to prove, by force Of argument, a man's no horse. He'd prove a buzzard is no fowl, And that a Lord may be an owl, A calf an Alderman, a goose a Justice, And rooks, Committee-men or Trustees.

Samuel Butler

I've heard old cunning stagers Say, fools for arguments use wagers.

Samuel Butler

Reproachful speech from either side The want of argument supplied; They rail, reviled; as often ends The contests of disputing friends.

John Gay

In arguing, too, the parson own'd his skill, For even though vanquished he could argue still.

Oliver Goldsmith

I find you want me to furnish you with argument and intellects too. No, sir, these, I protest you, are too hard for me.

Oliver Goldsmith

In arguing one should meet serious pleading with humor, and humor with serious pleading.

Oliver Goldsmith

Nay, if he take you in hand, sir, with an argument, He'll bray you in a mortar.

Ben Jonson

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : October 15, 2013
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