The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.
If you go in for argument, take care of your temper. Your logic, if you have any, will take care of itself.
Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.
Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.
It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.
For they are yet ear-kissing arguments.
I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing.
People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
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.
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.
I've heard old cunning stagers Say, fools for arguments use wagers.
Reproachful speech from either side The want of argument supplied; They rail, reviled; as often ends The contests of disputing friends.
In arguing, too, the parson own'd his skill, For even though vanquished he could argue still.
I find you want me to furnish you with argument and intellects too. No, sir, these, I protest you, are too hard for me.
In arguing one should meet serious pleading with humor, and humor with serious pleading.
Nay, if he take you in hand, sir, with an argument, He'll bray you in a mortar.
Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought.
A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.
The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion but rather to know it.
It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they\'re yours.
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