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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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