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Quotes And Sayings About Argument

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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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


My father had kicked me out of his house at the height of an argument over an opinion difference. He had become so enraged. He told me never to come back, and that was all the severance it took.
~By Lynette Fromme ~


The methods of peace propaganda which aim at establishing peace doctrine by argument and by creating a feeling favorable to peace in general seem to fall short of reaching the springs of human action and of dealing with the causes of the conduct which they seek to modify.
~By Elihu Root ~


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


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 ~


To be able to bear provocation is an argument of great reason, and to forgive it of a great mind.
~By John Tillotson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Never preach a sermon without a text from the Bible, a text containing the theme which you can elaborate. The text is the best proof in support of your argument. A sermon without a text is an argument without a proof.
~By Isaac Mayer Wise ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


A common creation demands a common sacrifice, and perhaps not the least potent argument in favour of a constructed international language is the fact that it is equally foreign, or apparently so, to the traditions of all nationalities.
~By Edward Sapir ~


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


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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 wish the government and the Minister of Justice would address these legal and constitutional arguments, but they refuse to. They want Canadians to go blindly into their brave new world, but it is not wise for a society to move blindly in any direction.
~By Stockwell Day ~


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


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


We must reinforce argument with results.
~By Booker T. Washington ~


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 ~


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. ~


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


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


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.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


After granting amnesty to illegals 20 years ago, we have gone from 3 million illegals to 11 million illegals. Our government has been fooled once by this amnesty argument, let us not be fooled again.
~By Ric Keller ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face.
~By Sydney J. Harris ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


By our Heavenly Father and only because of God, only because of God. We're like other couples. We do not get along perfectly; we do not go without arguments and, as I call them, fights, and heartache and pain and hurting each other. But a marriage is three of us.
~By Barbara Mandrell ~


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 ~


I explain this not for publicity, nor seeking to win an argument of right or wrong, I explain so that the record is clear as to my thinking and motivations in bombing a government installation.
~By Timothy McVeigh ~


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


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


There's always that argument to make - that you're in better company historically if people don't understand what you're doing.
~By Elliott Smith ~


If this phrase of the 'balance of power' is to be always an argument for war, the pretext for war will never be wanting, and peace can never be secure.
~By John Bright ~


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 ~


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


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


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


For the sake of argument and illustration I will presume that certain articles of ordinary diet, however beneficial in youth, are prejudicial in advanced life, like beans to a horse, whose common ordinary food is hay and corn.
~By William Banting ~


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 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 ~


Could I interrupt here, because there is an alternative explanation, which you are particularly well placed to examine. You know the argument that it is the alchemists in the laboratories who invent the sweet new kits.
~By E. P. Thompson ~


The best argument I know for an immortal life is the existence of a man who deserves one.
~By William James ~


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


A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow.
~By John Dryden ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 argument has been made in Congress that it is slippery slope if you allow therapeutic, what people people are calling therapeutic cloning, then you will get reproductive cloning.
~By David Baltimore ~


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


Their argument, and I think it's a correct one, is that they'll make more money from the trades and the hardcovers if nobody messes with the creative team.
~By Mark Millar ~


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


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 ~


Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love. If I do not love a person I am not moved to help him by proofs that he is in need; if I do love him, I wait for no proof of a special need to urge me to help him.
~By Roland Allen ~


Argumentative exhibitions bring issues to life in a way that very much irritates traditional curators who want to see their pictures valued for themselves.
~By Jonathan Miller ~


Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
~By Albert Camus ~


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


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


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 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 ~


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


My life is my argument.
~By Albert Schweitzer ~


Men have defined the parameters of every subject. All feminist arguments, however radical in intent or consequence, are with or against assertions or premises implicit in the male system, which is made credible or authentic by the power of men to name.
~By Andrea Dworkin ~


When every one of your arguments is characterized an attempt to bring back slavery or resegregate lunch counters, it's a little hard to have any sort of productive debate.
~By Ann Coulter ~


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


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

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