Argument Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Argument

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You never need an argument against the use of violence, you need an argument for it.
~By Noam Chomsky ~


When you're on tour you definitely don't want lots of arguments. It's very important that everybody gets on because you're in close proximity a great deal of the time.
~By Joan Armatrading ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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'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 ~


It's the duty of a lawyer to represent anyone for whom a responsible argument could be made.
~By Lloyd Norton Cutler ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


A flourishing, morally credible media is a vital component in the maintenance of genuinely public talk, argument about common good.
~By Rowan D. Williams ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


Bluster, sputter, question, cavil; but be sure your argument be intricate enough to confound the court.
~By William Wycherley ~


Frank was the BOSS and was not open to anything that was not from his head. There were no arguments about music because if you did, he would show you where the door was. Period.
~By Jimmy Carl Black ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
~By Winston Churchill ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


Observe which side resorts to the most vociferous name-calling and you are likely to have identified the side with the weaker argument and they know it.
~By Charles R. Anderson ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


History is full of really good stories. That's the main reason I got into this racket: I want to make the argument that history is interesting.
~By Sarah Vowell ~


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


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 ~


I remember having an argument with Alan, I said the Queen's not just going to call the guy up and send him out to do it. And Alan says, well, how would a monarch give orders to her assassin.
~By Eddie Campbell ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Notwithstanding these major arguments the wave theory initially did not meet with complete acceptance.
~By Max von Laue ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~

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