Arguments Quotes

When an argument flares up, the wise man quenches it with silence


Nothing sways the stupid more than arguments they can't understand

Cardinal de Retz

Fear not those who argue but those who dodge

Dale Carnegie

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

Oscar Wilde

An Argument needs no reason; Nor any friendship


The formula of the argument is simple and familiar: to dispose of a problem all that is necessary is to deny that it exists

Henry Louis Mencken

Many can argue; not many converse

Amos Bronson Alcott

In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing

Franz Kafka

Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes

Charles Caleb Colton

When you let someone else win an argument, often you both end up winners

Richard Carlson

No mistake is so commonly made by clever people as that of assuming a cause to be bad because the arguments of its supporters are, to a great extent, nonsensical

Thomas Henry Huxley

The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right

William Ruckelshaus

We are not won by arguments that we can analyze but by the tone and temper, by the manner which is the man himself

Samuel Butler

An argument derived from the abuse of a thing does not hold good against its use


Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice

Robert Green Ingersoll

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them

Alfred Adler

Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him.

Samuel Butler

A great many college graduates come here thinking of lawyers as social engineers arguing the great Constitutional issues

Archibald Cox

When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you.

Irving Layton

Your friends praise your abilities to the skies, submit to you in argument, and seem to have the greatest deference for you; but, though they may ask it, you never find them following your advice upon their own affairs; nor allowing you to manage your own, without thinking that you should follow theirs. Thus, in fact, they all think themselves wiser than you, whatever they may say.

Lord Melbourne

If we can not trust a freeman with his right to keep and bear arms, then how can we trust him with the right to vote. Surely the right of a freeman to vote has a much greater effect on our collective lives than does any individual's firearm. If one argues that the effect of any one freeman's vote is minimal, then why allow it in the first place? To be armed is to secure one's right to representation.

Thomas Mincher

The more arguments you win, the fewer friends you'll have.


The weaker the argument, the stronger the words.


Sometimes when you're arguing with a fool, he's doing the same thing.


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