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


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 ~


Thirty years ago, many economists argued that inflation was a kind of minor inconvenience and that the cost of reducing inflation was too high a price to pay. No one would make those arguments today.
~By Martin Feldstein ~


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 ~


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 ~


It's all very boring to say that we get along great and all that and sometimes we mock up come aggravation to make it interesting but the truth of it is that we get along so well we've never had an argument.
~By Dave Edmunds ~


Be able to defend your arguments in a rational way. Otherwise, all you have is an opinion.
~By Marilyn vos Savant ~


The counter-argument would be, so what if my sexual relationships are superficial, one can still have satisfying and rewarding relationships with friends, or parents, or siblings, or whatever.
~By Chester Brown ~


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


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. And the country's scared.
~By Barack Obama ~


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


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 ~


The argument that somehow we've got to get rid of minority scholarships so that we can have a free and fair America implies that we have a colorblind society where minorities are equal in their pursuit of funds to go to school.
~By William H. Gray ~


Supreme Court arguments and decisions are fascinating to a few of us and really pretty boring to most.
~By Dan Abrams ~


I'd be perfectly happy never to have to answer anything again about how I work with Ethan, or whether we have arguments, or... you know what I mean? I've been answering those questions for 20 years. I suppose it's interesting to people.
~By Joel Coen ~


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


The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.
~By Edward W. Howe ~


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


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


What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?
~By George Orwell ~


This band has never had an argument. It's just amazing.
~By Dave Edmunds ~


There have been no sects in the Christian world, however absurd, which have not endeavoured to support their opinions by arguments drawn from Scripture.
~By Laurence Sterne ~


Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.
~By William Penn ~


Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
~By Rebecca West ~


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 ~


My wife was too beautiful for words, but not for arguments.
~By John Barrymore ~


Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
~By David Hume ~


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


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


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 ~


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.
~By John Forbes Nash, Jr. ~


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


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


Myself when young did eagerly frequent doctor and saint, and heard great argument about it and about: but evermore came out by the same door as in I went.
~By Omar Khayyam ~


Any time three New Yorkers get into a cab without an argument, a bank has just been robbed.
~By Phyllis Diller ~


I mean, you go to the internet and you can see all these conversations and arguments that our fans have about our music and that's wonderful to know, that people would take the time to be that involved.
~By Alex Lifeson ~


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


That's what we're missing. We're missing argument. We're missing debate. We're missing colloquy. We're missing all sorts of things. Instead, we're accepting.
~By Studs Terkel ~


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 ~


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


Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.
~By Hosea Ballou ~


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


No references to the need to fight terror can be an argument for restricting human rights.
~By Vladimir Putin ~


I mean the only thing that is hopefully good about us is after the arguments we can actually still face each other the next day or the day after and talk about something else and sort of get over it.
~By John Deacon ~


There is not a single extant study that supports all the arguments against men being with their children. It's absolute bollocks.
~By Bob Geldof ~


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


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.
~By Stendhal ~


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 ~


If he who employs coercion against me could mould me to his purposes by argument, no doubt he would. He pretends to punish me because his argument is strong; but he really punishes me because his argument is weak.
~By William Godwin ~


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 ~


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


If you desire to be pure, have firm faith, and slowly go on with your devotional practices without wasting your energy in useless scriptural discussions and arguments. Your little brain will otherwise be muddled.
~By Ramakrishna ~


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.
~By Jack Benny ~


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.
~By Roger Bacon ~


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


Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.
~By William E. Gladstone ~


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 ~


The conservative argument is that the economy is like the weather, that it just operates automatically.
~By Sidney Blumenthal ~


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.
~By Jeff Foxworthy ~


So if you're on tour for eight months, a year... or whatever it is you definitely don't want arguments and I'm happy to say that I've always had a really nice bunch of people around me all the time.
~By Joan Armatrading ~


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 ~


In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing.
~By Franz Kafka ~


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


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 ~


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


Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
~By Milton Friedman ~


Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.
~By George Sand ~


Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought.
~By Milan Kundera ~


The argument we always used to use was that keeping records in the catalog was good for people that were coming new to the music, but I think that was talking over a ten year or fifteen year time span.
~By Evan Parker ~


When a business group tells us there is nothing wrong with the environment, naturally they may have good arguments, but we are also sceptical, because we know that they have an interest in these things.
~By Bjorn Lomborg ~


The long term versus the short term argument is one used by losers.
~By Lord Acton ~


Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions.
~By Booth Tarkington ~


We are not won by arguments that we can analyze, but by tone and temper; by the manner, which is the man himself.
~By Louis D. Brandeis ~


I'd like to do policy and I'd like to do philosophy, I'd like to be able to get into the depth, into the meat of the argument - that's the kind of stuff I want to do.
~By Jonathan Krohn ~


A novel should be an experience and convey an emotional truth rather than arguments.
~By Joyce Cary ~


Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.
~By John Locke ~


To read the report of a discussion in which arguments for and against are presented, in which a subject has been covered from different points of view, with new ideas advanced - this is far more instructive than to read a brief account of the resolution passed on the matter.
~By Fredrik Bajer ~


Lincoln had no such person that he could talk with. Often, as a result, he debated with himself, and he would draw up a kind of list of the pros and cons of an argument, and carefully figure them out, and he might test them in public.
~By David Herbert Donald ~


I've chosen my wedding ring large and heavy to continue forever. But exactly because of that all the time that Dave and I have an argument I feel it like handcuffs, and on anger time I throw it in a basket. Poor Dave, he bought me three wedding rings already!
~By Carmen Miranda ~


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


To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus.
~By Al Franken ~


Our reports about civilian casualties here, about the resistance of the Iraqi forces, are going back to the United States. It helps those who oppose the war when you challenge the policy to develop their arguments.
~By Peter Arnett ~


I passionately believe that's it's not just what you say that counts, it's also how you say it - that the success of your argument critically depends on your manner of presenting it.
~By Alain de Botton ~


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 ~


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.
~By Gary Coleman ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


There can be no argument about the Lone Star State's significant contributions to American history, and we must remember the actions and the sacrifices of those who made Texas independence a reality.
~By Michael McCaul ~


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 ~


Do not let arguments of expediency persuade you. That is the slow road to oblivion. That is the tortured path to undoing step by step, bit by bit, as the river creates a canyon, the way of life that we love.
~By Charles Schumer ~


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


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 ~


Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Their argument is that most shows are losers, which is true, but it's also disingenuous to say, 'We are not going to take the risk unless it is totally covered by the few successful shows that are out there.'
~By Dick Wolf ~


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

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