Argument Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Argument

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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 ~


Every argument on lynching in the South gets back sooner or later to the question of rape.
~By Ray Stannard Baker ~


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


A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about.
~By Miguel de Unamuno ~


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


I've had a few arguments with people, but I never carry a grudge. You know why? While you're carrying a grudge, they're out dancing.
~By Buddy Hackett ~


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 ~


I believe that President Clinton considered the legal merits of the arguments for the pardon as he understood them, and he rendered his judgment, wise or unwise, on the merits.
~By John Podesta ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Arguments about Scripture achieve nothing but a stomachache and a headache.
~By Tertullian ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.
~By Tryon Edwards ~


Arguments are healthy. They clear the air.
~By John Deacon ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
~By Josh Billings ~


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


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


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 ~


There's a great argument about how many men he actually killed. People would tell stories and then as we all know as stories get told over and over again, they get embellished, facts get changed, elaborated upon, exaggerated.
~By Keith Carradine ~


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


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.
~By Juan Cole ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I don't accept at all the quite popular argument that the press is responsible for the monarchy's recent troubles. The monarchy's responsible for the monarchy's recent troubles. To blame the press is the old thing of blaming the messenger for the message.
~By Anthony Holden ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.
~By William Lloyd Garrison ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Any political agenda and organization which doesn't begin with personal responsibility is just half the argument. It's just not going to succeed.
~By Peter Coyote ~


Admitting, however, for the sake of argument, that I am prime and sole minister in this country, am I, therefore, prime and sole minister of all Europe? Am I answerable for the conduct of other countries as well as for that of my own?
~By Robert Walpole ~


It depends on the situation. I mean, on one hand there's the argument that people should be left alone on the other hand, there's the argument to wade in a stop slaughters in places like Bosnia and Kosovo and what we probably should have done in Rwanda.
~By Jello Biafra ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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.
~By Tom Allen ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.
~By Marilyn Ferguson ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


A true intellectual is a man who, after reading a book and being convinced by its arguments, will shoot someone or, more likely, order someone shot.
~By John McCarthy ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~

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