Argument Quotes And Sayings


Argument Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of argument quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“My life is my argument.”
– Albert Schweitzer

“True disputants are like true sportsman: their whole delight is in the pursuit.”
Alexander Pope

“When much dispute has past, we find our tenets just the same as last.”
– Alexander Pope

Wise men argue cases, fools decide them.”
– Anacharsis

“Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.”
– Andre Gide

“The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one’s opinion but rather to know it.”
– Andre Maurois

“We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us; for a madman is not cured by another running mad also.”
– Antisthenes

“How many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms.”

“The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.”
– Ayn Rand

“Don’t take the wrong side in an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.”
– Baltasar Gracian

“You cannot reason people out of a position that they did not reason themselves into.”
– Ben Goldacre

“Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“He that blows the coals in quarrels that he has nothing to do with, has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“It’s a strange truth that no matter how persuaded we might be of our own correctness, the discomfiting realization that others disagree with us causes a paralyzing inability to argue the case convincingly.”
– Brittney Ryan

“Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.”
– Bruce Lee

“A mistake made by many people with great convictions is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness.”
– Bryant McGill

“By the very act of arguing, you awake the patient‘s reason; and once it is awake, who can foresee the result?”
– C.S. Lewis

“It is the briefest yet wisest maxim which tells us to meddle not.”
– Charles Cabel Colton

“Men’s arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.”
– Charles Cabel Colton

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

“Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool.”
– Charles Simmons

“He who strikes the first blow admits he’s lost the argument.”
Chinese Proverb

“That’s the beauty of argument, if you argue correctly, you’re never wrong.”
– Christopher Buckley

“There can be no progress without head-on confrontation.”
– Christopher Hitchens

“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.”
– Colin Powell

“The best argument is that which seems merely an explanation.”
Dale Carnegie

“The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.”
– Dale Carnegie

There’s nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear.”
– Daniel Dennett

“Keep cool; anger is not an argument.”
– Daniel Webster

“If two men on the same job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, both are useless.”
– Darryl F. Zanuck

“I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don’t even invite me.”
– Dave Barry

“Truth springs from argument amongst friends.”
– David Hume

“Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.”
– Desmond Tutu

“The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.”
– Edgar Watson Howe

“Argument is meant to reveal the truth, not to create it.”
– Edward de Bono

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