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Argument Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Argument.

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

Related topics: Wisdom

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
- Dale Carnegie

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry
always gets the best of the argument.
- Voltaire

 

My life is my argument.
- Albert Schweitzer

I say, If everybody in this house lives where it's God first,
friends and family second and you third,
we won't ever have an argument.
- Jeff Foxworthy

Keep cool; anger is not an argument.
- Daniel Webster

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The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible
as an argument than a whole one.
It carries better.
- Stephen Leacock

If you can not answer a man's argument,
all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.
- Elbert Hubbard

My argument is that War makes rattling good history;
but Peace is poor reading.
- Thomas Hardy

You never need an argument against the use of violence,
you need an argument for it.
- Noam Chomsky

The argument for intelligent design basically depends on saying,
'You haven't answered every question with evolution,'...
Well, guess what? Science can't answer every question.
- Kenneth Miller

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty
is a kind of slander on the poor.
- H. L. Mencken

George W. Bush bought the election - period.
End of story.
There is no argument.
You can try to come up with any argument you can,
but there is none.
- Gary Coleman

Argument is conclusive, but it does not remove doubt,
so that the mind may rest in the sure knowledge of the truth,
unless it finds it by the method of experiment.
- Roger Bacon

A flourishing, morally credible media is a vital component
in the maintenance of genuinely public talk,
argument about common good.
- Rowan D. Williams

Convincing yourself doesn't win an argument.
- Robert Half

I later spent...
five to eight months in hospitals in New Jersey,
always on an involuntary basis, and always attempting
a legal argument for release.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
- Anonymous

In Vegas, I got into a long argument with the man at
the roulette wheel over what I considered to be an odd number.
- Steven Wright

AIDS is an absolutely tragic disease.
The argument about AIDS' being some kind of divine retribution is crap.
- Calvin Klein

No matter what side of the argument you are on,
you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other.
- Thomas Berger

Capital punishment is the source of many an argument,
both good and bad.
- Marilyn vos Savant

The more a race is governed by its passions,
the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument,
the more intense will be its love of music.
- Stendhal

I have found you an argument; I am not obliged to find you an understanding.
- James Boswell

It was an argument of rare power and eloquence.
- William Henry Moody

Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.
- Robert Benchley

An argument fatal to the communist theory,
is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property
is one of the elements of our nature.
- Herbert Spencer

In one sense I feel that my book is a one-woman argument against determinism.
- Susan Griffin

He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument,
but in the right word.
The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.
- Joseph Conrad

I don't accept the argument of people like David Horowitz
that the government should impose some sort of predetermined
political balance on academic research.
- Juan Cole

There is no good in arguing with the inevitable.
The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
- James Russell Lowell

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge;
an argument an exchange of ignorance.
- Robert Quillen

Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.
- Indira Gandhi

People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument.
- Will Rogers

The best argument for mutual funds is that they offer
safety and diversification.
But they don't necessarily offer safety and diversification.
- Ron Chernow

Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because
your opponent has taken the right side.
- Baltasar Gracian

Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument,
endeavors to silence by persecution,
in old days by fire and sword,
in modern days by the tongue.
- Charles Simmons

I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly
wounding because I think,
well, if they attack one personally,
it means they have not a single political argument left.
- Margaret Thatcher

My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven
years and not once have we had an argument serious
enough to consider divorce;
murder,
yes, but divorce, never.
- Jack Benny

The main point for me is moral; animals are sentient beings.
I know for some this is a hard argument to accept,
but we're not built to eat a lot of meat.
- Grace Slick

I do insist on making what I hope is sense so there's
always a coherent narrative or argument that the reader can follow.
- Howard Nemerov

My argument would be that I don't think there is much
that's genuinely political art that is good art.
- Thom Yorke

No rational argument will have a rational effect on
a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.
- Karl Popper

The scientific argument advanced for intelligent design at the Dover trial,
those arguments collapsed, scientifically and intellectually.
- Kenneth Miller

If you feel yourself to be above the mass,
speak so as to raise the mass to the height of your argument.
- George Henry Lewes

Argument is to me the air I breathe.
Given any proposition, I cannot help believing the
other side and defending it.
- Gertrude Stein

The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right.
- William Ruckelshaus

The argument between wives and whores is an old one;
each one thinking that whatever she is,
at least she is not the other.
- Andrea Dworkin

Anger is seldom without argument but seldom with a good one.
- Lord Halifax

My argument has always been that this is not an anti-Bush film,
it's a pro-democracy film.
And if Bush comes out on the wrong side of democracy,
that's his problem.
- John Sayles

Advertising is the modern substitute for argument;
its function is to make the worse appear the better.
- George Santayana

It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than
by argument to overcome it.
- Francis Beaumont

For your own good is a persuasive argument that will
eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.
- Janet Frame

At the conclusion of my argument I received very high
compliments from the Chief Justice and later from other of the Judges.
What they said I do not care to repeat.
- William Henry Moody

The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant.
Every table had an argument going.
- George Carlin

Whenever I run into prejudice.
I smile and feel sorry for them, and I say to myself,
There's one more argument for birth control.
- Freddy Fender

I don't feel that an atmosphere of debate and total
disagreement and argument is such a bad thing.
It makes for a vital and alive field.
- Clifford Geertz

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.
- Thomas Paine

It's the duty of a lawyer to represent anyone for whom
a responsible argument could be made.
- Lloyd Norton Cutler

Be able to analyze statistics, which can be used to
support or undercut almost any argument.
- Marilyn vos Savant

The most powerful argument of all for saving open space is economics;
in most states,
tourism is the number two industry.
- Jim Fowler

When you let someone else win an argument,
often you both end up winners.
- Richard Carlson

The argument on the other side of special rights is completely bogus.
It's bogus because you could make exactly the same
claim about racial or ethnic or religious minorities.
- Tom Allen

First of all, you can make the argument that there's
no such thing as the past.
Nobody lived in the past.
- David McCullough

We must reinforce argument with results.
- Booker T. Washington

History is full of really good stories.
That's the main reason I got into this racket:
I want to make the argument that history is interesting.
- Sarah Vowell

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

This is the heart of my argument: We can put more pressure
on the antagonist for whom we show human concern.
- Barbara Deming

When I'm alone, I can sleep crossways in bed without an argument.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor


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