Argument Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Argument

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Similes prove nothing, but yet greatly lighten and relieve the tedium of argument.
~By Robert South ~


What convinces is conviction. Believe in the argument you're advancing. If you don't you're as good as dead. The other person will sense that something isn't there, and no chain of reasoning, no matter how logical or elegant or brilliant, will win your case for you.
~By Lyndon B. Johnson ~


When blithe to argument I come, Though armed with facts, and merry, May Providence protect me from The fool as adversary, Whose mind to him a kingdom is Where reason lacks dominion, Who calls conviction prejudice And prejudice opinion.
~By Phyllis McGinley ~


We are told that the possession of nuclear weapons - in some cases even the testing of these weapons - is essential for national security. But this argument can be made by other countries as well.
~By Joseph Rotblat ~


I should have known better. Pro-life arguments are now based on scientific evidence and the pro-choice arguments are not. That is a cultural, historical fact.
~By Stanley Fish ~


They believed that Britain was in Ireland defending their own interests, therefore the Irish had the right to use violence to put them out. My argument was that that type of thinking was out of date.
~By John Hume ~


Given the difficulty of resisting such temptations over the longer run, a proper concern for the welfare of congressional souls may well be the ultimate argument in favor of term limitations.
~By James L. Buckley ~


Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.
~By Katharine Hepburn ~


Evolution has long been the target of illogical arguments that use presumption.
~By Marilyn vos Savant ~


One could drive a prairie schooner through any part of his argument and never scrape against a fact.
~By David F. Houston ~


Truthiness is tearing apart our country, and I don't mean the argument over who came up with the word. I don't know whether it's a new thing, but it's certainly a current thing, in that it doesn't seem to matter what facts are. It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. But that's not the case anymore. Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything.
~By Stephen Colbert ~


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


Even in the beginning, when we knew there was a legal argument about how much our song sounds like his song, as one songwriter to another, I wasn't sure that Cat Stevens would take that as bad.
~By Wayne Coyne ~


Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.
~By Samuel Butler ~


Curiosity endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in their own mode of life which springs from their cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will.
~By Alistair Cooke ~


I do remember the whole thing as being very argumentative, hot blooded... a permanent state of friction between Jon and Chris, Chris and me, me and Jon.
~By Bill Bruford ~


A day without an argument is like an egg without salt.
~By Angela Carter ~


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.
~By Kenneth Miller ~


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


After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the continuation of resistance by other means.
~By Mason Cooley ~


In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always.
~By Walter Savage Landor ~


Still, the film nearly didn't happen a number of times. There were great arguments with United Artists about how to reduce the cost because they were nothing if not conscious of the price of the film.
~By John Schlesinger ~


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


The power I exert on the court depends on the power of my arguments, not on my gender.
~By Sandra Day O'Connor ~


Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we're hardwired not to always think clearly when we're scared.
~By Barack Obama ~


Argument is meant to reveal the truth, not to create it.
~By Edward de Bono ~


There are clear cases in which "understanding" literally applies and clear cases in which it does not apply; and these two sorts of cases are all I need for this argument.
~By John Searle ~


If a person can be said to have the wrong attitude, there is no need to pay attention to his arguments.
~By John McCarthy ~


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


Silence is argument carried out by other means.
~By Che Guevara ~


No matter what side of an argument you're on, you always find some people on your side that wish you were on the other side.
~By Jascha Heifetz ~


In the discovery of secret things and in the investigation of hidden causes, stronger reasons are obtained from sure experiments and demonstrated arguments than from probable conjectures and the opinions of philosophical speculators of the common sort.
~By William Gilbert ~


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


Never get into an argument with a schizophrenic person and say, "Who do you think you are?"
~By Ray Combs ~


I don't write about certain arguments I have with my wife. I'd get my head torn off if wrote about certain things.
~By Harvey Pekar ~


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


I guess some people are brilliant enough to be brilliant on their own and never doubt anything and come up with fabulous things. But I think it's good to get into arguments with people and have them say, 'That sucks' or 'You're crazy' or 'That's cheesy"'or 'What do you think of this?'
~By Madonna Ciccone ~


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


We are not won by arguments that we can analyse but by tone and temper, by the manner which is the man himself.
~By Samuel Butler ~


There was a very convincing argument made that the extremists have won and the aggression is now supported by the majority, therefore fighting until surrender was the only alternative.
~By Joichi Ito ~


Sometimes we deny being worthy of praise, hoping to generate an argument we would be pleased to lose.
~By Cullen Hightower ~


On the other hand, it is not fair to say that changes in federal policy have caused our tuition to rise faster. Every economic argument imaginable would indicate that we should raise tuition at a faster rate than we do.
~By Charles Vest ~


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


The strongest arguments prove nothing so long as the conclusions are not verified by experience. Experimental science is the queen of sciences and the goal of all speculation.
~By Roger Bacon ~


The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers.
~By Carroll Quigley ~


I think what I and most other sociologists of religion wrote in the 1960s about secularization was a mistake. Our underlying argument was that secularization and modernity go hand in hand. With more modernization comes more secularization.
~By Peter L. Berger ~


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.
~By John Sayles ~


Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, knowing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about.
~By Rodney Dangerfield ~


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


Once again we have misleading climate change pronouncements being based on data errors, data errors detected by non-UN, non-IPCC, non-peer-reviewed external observers. This is exactly what happens when you base your arguments on 'consensus science' and not scientific fact.
~By Doug L. Hoffman ~


The argument of the broken window pane is the most valuable argument in modern politics.
~By Emmeline Pankhurst ~


I now add, farther, that the apostle's argument is so far from proving it to be the duty of people to obey, and submit to, such rulers as act in contradiction to the public good, and so to the design of their office, that it proves the direct contrary.
~By Jonathan Mayhew ~


A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime.
~By Edgar Allan Poe ~


There are legitimate, even powerful arguments, to be made against the Bush administration's foreign policy. But those arguments are complicated, hard to explain, and, in the end, not all that sensational.
~By Tucker Carlson ~


Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.
~By Frederick The Great ~


Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.
~By William Penn ~


Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


Keep cool; anger is not an argument.
~By Daniel Webster ~


Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, owing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about.
~By Robert Benchley ~


A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
~By Salman Rushdie ~


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


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.
~By William Henry Moody ~


Go beyond science, into the region of metaphysics. Real religion is beyond argument. It can only be lived both inwardly and outwardly.
~By Swami Sivananda ~


Lutherans, whose arguments and mistakes will not be difficult to contest or discover, do not want to attribute any value to works, and they do not understand enough the scope of the justification.
~By Michael Servetus ~


There will soon come an armed contest between capital and labor. They will oppose each other, not with words and arguments, but with shot and shell, gun-powder and cannon. The better classes are tired of the insane howling of the lower strata and they mean to stop them.
~By William Tecumseh Sherman ~


There would always be a vote. There were always conflicts and arguments for years and years - that's why we're not together anymore. But there was always a vote. It was always two out of three.
~By David Zucker ~


The mere assemblage of peace loving people to interchange convincing reasons for their common faith, mere exhortation and argument to the public in favor of peace in general fall short of the mark.
~By Elihu Root ~


Before impugning an opponent's motives, even when they legitimately may be impugned, answer his arguments.
~By Sidney Hook ~


The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school.
~By Grace Abbott ~


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


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


All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals.
~By Peter Singer ~


Nothing sways the stupid more than arguments they can't understand.
~By Cardinal De Retz ~


I do not have a brain that I long for in dealing with matters of which I am ignorant, that don't come within my ken and a rationale, a reason, and argument and so on, and I can't do that and I'm not in that bracket at all.
~By Richard Attenborough ~


Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions.
~By E. T. Bell ~


Convincing yourself doesn't win an argument.
~By Robert Half ~


Let us face it: in the world today, money and economic strength remain more powerful arguments than the number of people you represent.
~By Guy Verhofstadt ~


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


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


It is true that Mr. Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, after which there was a commitment to give 40 acres and a mule. That's where the argument, to this day, of reparations starts. We never got the 40 acres. We went all the way to Herbert Hoover, and we never got the 40 acres. We didn't get the mule. So we decided we'd ride this donkey as far as it would take us.
~By Al Sharpton ~


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


Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments.
~By Marie Dressler ~


Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.
~By James Robinson ~


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.
~By Herbert Spencer ~


The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
~By Joseph Joubert ~


Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool.
~By Charles Simmons ~


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


There's nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear.
~By Rose Kennedy ~


Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.
~By Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~


Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup.
~By Wendell Berry ~


For if any man who never saw fire proved by satisfactory arguments that fire burns. His hearer's mind would never be satisfied, nor would he avoid the fire until he put his hand in it that he might learn by experiment what argument taught.
~By Roger Bacon ~


Parents should conduct their arguments in quiet, respectful tones, but in a foreign language. You'd be surprised what an inducement that is to the education of children.
~By Judith Martin ~


Theses officers were good friends, so it must have been a terrible argument, because the one who played chess with my father was so angry that he walked over to the dentist's house and got the dentist out of bed and shot him.
~By Bruno Schulz ~


It's very hard to make arguments about the effects of cloning on family relations if family relations are in tatters.
~By Leon Kass ~


A review was published in Nature, very scathing, essentially calling me incompetent, though they didn't use that word. I am putting a reply on my Web site in a few days, where I go through their arguments, paragraph by paragraph.
~By Bjorn Lomborg ~


They forbade me from flying, despite all my protests and arguments. After being once in space, I was desperately keen to go back there. But it didn't happen.
~By Valentina Tereshkova ~


I'm not going to get in to an argument with anyone about the relative merits of Judaism and Christianity, and what it means for a Jewish kid to be a Christian - I'm just not interested in that argument.
~By T-Bone Burnett ~


My life is my argument.
~By Albert Schweitzer ~


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


Is it possible to covet a much longer life for one's self and be as devoted to the well-being of the next generation? It's a long argument.
~By Leon Kass ~

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