Argument sayings | Argument quotes | Argument mottos
Behind every argument is someone's ignorance. - Louis D. Brandeis
We are not won by arguments that we can analyze, but by tone and temper; by the manner, which is the man himself. - Samuel Butler
Neither irony or sarcasm is argument. - Rufus Choate
There's nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear. - Daniel Dennett
Fear not those who argue but those who dodge. - Marie Ebner-Eschenbach
When a thing is said to be not worth refuting you may be sure that either it is flagrantly stupid -- in which case all comment is superfluous -- or it is something formidable, the very crux of the problem. - Miguel De Unamuno
A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about. - Source Unknown
An argument is like a country road, you never know where it is going to lead. - Source Unknown
Weakness on both sides is, the motto of all quarrels. - Voltaire
Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument. - Richard Whately
Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments. - Nathaniel Emmons
I had a lovers quarrel with the world. - Robert Frost
There is no arguing with him, for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it. - Oliver Goldsmith
The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right. - Lord Quintin Hogg Hailsham
Debate is the death of conversation. - Emil Ludwig
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak. - Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject. - Jawaharlal Nehru
One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed. - Friedrich Nietzsche
In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing. - Matthew Prior
It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it. - Spanish Proverb
There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion. - Lord Acton
The long term versus the short term argument is one used by losers. - Larry Adler
Wise men argue cases, fools decide them. - Anacharsis
We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us; for a madman is not cured by another running mad also. - Antisthenes
Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive. - Auson
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. For if any man who never saw fire proved by satisfactory arguments that fire burns. his hearer's mind would never be satisfied, nor would he avoid the fire until he put his hand in it that he might learn by experiment what argument taught. - Roger Bacon
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 - Robert Benchley
It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting. - May Sarton
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. - William Shakespeare
Concerning God, freewill and destiny: Of all that earth has been or yet may be, all that vain men imagine or believe, or hope can paint or suffering may achieve, we descanted. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
Hear one side and you will be in the dark. Hear both and all will be clear. - Thomas C. Haliburton
No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other. - Jascha Heifetz
The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it. - Edgar Watson Howe
Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause. - Victor Hugo
You punch me, I punch back. I do not believe it's good for ones self-respect to be a punching bag. - Edward Koch
When all are wrong, everyone is right. - La Lehaussee
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