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Quotations on Argument - Quotations and Proverbs on Argument

1. Argument is the worst sort of conversation. – Jonathan Swift

2. It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them. – Pierre Augustin de Beaumarchais

3. Discussion is an exchange of knowledge, argument an exchange of ignorance. – Robert Quillen

4. Wise men argue causes and fools decide them. - Anacharsis

5. A good man does not argue. He who argues is not a good man. – Lao Tzu

6. No matter what side of an argument you’re on, you always find some people on your side that you wish were on the other side. – Jascha Heifetz

7. Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties. – John Milton

8. The finding of arguments for a conclusion given in advance is not philosophy, but special pleading. – Bertrand Russell

9. Many can argue; not many converse. – Louisa May Alcott

10. Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument. – Richard Whately

11. I am bound to furnish my antagonists with arguments, but not with comprehension. – Benjamin Disraeli

12. I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect. – Edward Gibbon

13. People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others. – Blaise Pascal

14. When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

15. When men understand what each other mean, they see for the most part that controversy is either superfluous or hopeless. – Cardinal Newman

16. The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way. – Bertrand Russell

17. When people agree with me, I always feel that I must be wrong. – Oscar Wilde

18. In argument similes are likes songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing. – Anonymous

19. No question is ever settled until it is settled right. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

20. Neither irony nor sarcasm is argument. – Rufus Choate

21. Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause. – Victor Hugo

22. Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice. – Ingersoll

23. Arguments out of a petty mouth are unanswerable. – Joseph Addison

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