Argument Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Argument

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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 love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job.
~By Margaret Thatcher ~


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


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 ~


I became the stage for the great argument between Nietzsche and Rousseau. I was the extra ready to take on all the roles.
~By Jacques Derrida ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


It is an excellent rule to be observed in all disputes, that men should give soft words and hard arguments; that they should not so much strive to vex as to convince each other.
~By John Wilkins ~


I suppose I was very disappointed that I was injured during training for Korea. In fact, I had an argument with a grenade and it won, and consequently I was forced to come back to Australia for twelve months.
~By Peter Scott ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I do notice that when I've been away and I come back to London. People look at you. People are ready to pick arguments.
~By Colin Firth ~


The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right.
~By Lord Hailsham ~


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


You can make an argument that Bill O'Reilly is a conservative or a Republican. Bill's kind of unpredictable. Somebody might say that he would have been comfortable in the Democratic Party of Scoop Jackson.
~By Brit Hume ~


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


Arguments of convenience lack integrity and inevitably trip you up.
~By Donald Rumsfeld ~


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 ~


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


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


Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.
~By Robert Benchley ~


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 ~


Even if I was a bad right wing guy, to the extent of whether my arguments are right or wrong, they're right or wrong independently if I'm right or left.
~By Bjorn Lomborg ~


Well, it's 15 years since Sex, Lies And Videotape, and if you hang around long enough you're having the same arguments with just a new set of people every few years and it gets boring.
~By Steven Soderbergh ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Arguments, like children, should be like the subject that begets them.
~By Thomas Dekker ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Clifford Geertz ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


Dependency arguments often come from elites - either aid agencies or governments - and say something about attitudes to poor people.
~By Paul Harvey ~


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 ~


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


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


I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side.
~By Katharine Butler Hathaway ~


I used to think that my mother got into arguments with people because they didn't understand her English, because she was Chinese.
~By Amy Tan ~


Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them.
~By Thomas Hardy ~


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 ~


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


It's finding those nonsensical pieces of conversation that we all do all the time. We do all the time. When we're talking on the telephone, there are arguments with people who agree when they both think that they disagree.
~By Barry Levinson ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Another argument, vaguer and even less persuasive, is that gay marriage somehow does harm to heterosexual marriage. I have yet to meet anyone who can explain to me what this means. In what way would allowing same-sex partners to marry diminish the marriages of heterosexual couples?
~By Ted Olson ~


Liberty is a great celestial Goddess, strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds, nor by arguments of unbridled passion, nor by the hatred of class against class.
~By Annie Besant ~


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.
~By Margaret Thatcher ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


John Foster Dulles had called on me in his capacity as Secretary of State, and he had exhausted every argument to persuade me to place Cambodia under the protection of the South East Asia Treaty Organization.
~By Norodom Sihanouk ~


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 ~


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.
~By Grace Slick ~


Sometimes the only thing we women want is a dick and no arguments. What could make us happier?
~By Linda Fiorentino ~


Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs.
~By Jack Lynch ~


The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
~By Milton Friedman ~


And I used to assemble the family to hear because I thought that they were so good that even from the point of view of enjoyment people shouldn't miss them, and I got every word of his that I could, and I could see by hard argument there was only the one way for it.
~By Ruth Pitter ~


But, you know, there's still an argument, there's still ten states that outlaw premarital sex, and many more states where adultery is still outlawed and a crime.
~By Liam Neeson ~


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 ~


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


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


Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice.
~By Robert Green Ingersoll ~


Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?
~By Aristophanes ~


When a thing is true, there is no need to use any arguments to substantiate it.
~By Vinoba Bhave ~


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 ~


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


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 ~

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