Most popular arguments quotes
One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are wrong. And nothing is more helpful in resolving an argument than its frank admission.
Arguing is a game two can play at. But it is a strange game in that neither opponent ever wins.
The best way to answer a bad argument is to let it go on.
Silence is one of the hardest kind of arguments to refute.
There is one thing to be said for ignorance — it sure causes a lot of interesting arguments.
Never argue with a fool; people might not know the difference.
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
I never saw an instance of one of two disputants convincing the other by argument.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Whenever two people argue over principles, they are both right.
The best argument is that which seems merely like an explanation.
Temper is what gets most of us in an argument. Pride is what keeps us there.
Arguments thrive on opposition and die without it.
When in an argument, try asking questions instead of making statements.
Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.
You can easily play a joke on a man who likes to argue; agree with him.
The best way I know to win an argument is to start out by being right.
How many a dispute could have been deflated if the disputants had dared to define their terms.
The quickest way to kindle a fire is to rub two opposing opinions together.
Soft words make hard arguments.
Debate is the death of conversation.
A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
If you argue and rankle and contradict, you may achieve a victory sometimes; but it will be an empty victory because you will never get your opponent's good will.
Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
Nothing can keep an argument going like two persons who aren't sure what they're arguing about.
A single fact will often spoil an interesting argument.
It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument.
In quarreling, the truth is always lost.
People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion but rather to know it.
Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.
Whether on the road or in an argument, when you see red it's time to stop.
Anybody who thinks there aren't two sides to every argument is probably in one.
I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.
My pappy told me never to bet my bladder against a brewery or get into an argument with people who buy ink by the barrel.
People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the mind of others.
There is no such test of a man's superiority of character as in the well conducting of an unavoidable quarrel.
No matter what side of an argument you're on, you always find some people on your side that wish you were on the other side.
How come nobody wants to argue with me? Is it because I'm always so right?
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument.
I am not arguing with you - I am telling you.
When people are least sure, they are often most dogmatic.
My sad conviction is that people can only agree about what they're not really interested in.
The best way of answering a bad argument is not to stop it, but to let it go on.
The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right.
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.
The quiet shaft of ridicule oft-times does more than argument.
I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
Our disputants put me in mind of the skuttle fish, that when he is unable to extricate himself, blackens all the water about him, till he becomes invisible.
It takes two flints to make a fire.
I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.
Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him.
The best causes tend to attract to their support the worst arguments.
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.
The most important tactic in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without an embarrassing loss of face.
Sir, I have found you an argument; but I am not obliged to find you an understanding.
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing.
The argument of the broken window pane is the most valuable argument in modern politics.
A disputant no more cares for the truth than the sportsman for the hare.
The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.
At Cambridge I was taught a laudable method of argument: you never personalize, but you have absolutely no respect for people's opinions. You are never rude to the person, but you can be savagely rude about what the person thinks.
Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation; as it is generally in books the worst sort of reading.
If you spend all your time arguing with people who are nuts, you'll be exhausted and the nuts will still be nuts.
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.
Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing.
The first one who uses "but" has lost the argument.
Never debate your enemies. Make them angry and get them to complain endlessly and repeatedly.
To insult your foes, don't try to win arguments.