Quotes and Sayings about Argument



"Supreme Court arguments and decisions are fascinating to a few of us and really pretty boring to most."
- Dan Abrams
(Related: Arguments, Court, Decisions, Pretty)

"The long term versus the short term argument is one used by losers."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Argument)

"Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love. If I do not love a person I am not moved to help him by proofs that he is in need; if I do love him, I wait for no proof of a special need to urge me to help him."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Love, Arguments, Beliefs, Help, Proof, Zeal)

"The argument on the other side of special rights is completely bogus. It's bogus because you could make exactly the same claim about racial or ethnic or religious minorities."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Argument, Rights, Religious)

"Observe which side resorts to the most vociferous name-calling and you are likely to have identified the side with the weaker argument and they know it."
- Charles R. Anderson
(Related: Argument, Name)

"Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?"
- Aristophanes
(Related: Gods, Argument, Proof)

"When you're on tour you definitely don't want lots of arguments. It's very important that everybody gets on because you're in close proximity a great deal of the time."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Time, Arguments, Want)

"So if you're on tour for eight months, a year... or whatever it is you definitely don't want arguments and I'm happy to say that I've always had a really nice bunch of people around me all the time."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Time, People, Arguments, Months, Want)

"Our reports about civilian casualties here, about the resistance of the Iraqi forces, are going back to the United States. It helps those who oppose the war when you challenge the policy to develop their arguments."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: War, Policy, Arguments, Challenge, states, United)

"I do not have a brain that I long for in dealing with matters of which I am ignorant, that don't come within my ken and a rationale, a reason, and argument and so on, and I can't do that and I'm not in that bracket at all."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Argument, Reason)

"Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Women, Argument, Being, Matrimony, Poor)

"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."
- Roger Bacon
(Related: Truth, Knowledge, Argument, Doubt, May, Mind, Rest)

"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
(Related: Argument, Arguments, Fire, Man, Mind)

"The strongest arguments prove nothing so long as the conclusions are not verified by experience. Experimental science is the queen of sciences and the goal of all speculation."
- Roger Bacon
(Related: Science, Experience, Goal, Arguments, Nothing, Queen)

"To read the report of a discussion in which arguments for and against are presented, in which a subject has been covered from different points of view, with new ideas advanced - this is far more instructive than to read a brief account of the resolution passed on the matter."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Ideas, Arguments, Resolution)

"Every argument on lynching in the South gets back sooner or later to the question of rape."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Argument, Question)

"Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Life, Argument, Practice, Preaching)

"The argument has been made in Congress that it is slippery slope if you allow therapeutic, what people people are calling therapeutic cloning, then you will get reproductive cloning."
- David Baltimore
(Related: People, Argument, Congress, Will)

"For the sake of argument and illustration I will presume that certain articles of ordinary diet, however beneficial in youth, are prejudicial in advanced life, like beans to a horse, whose common ordinary food is hay and corn."
- William Banting
(Related: Food, Diet, Life, Argument, Will, Youth)

"My wife was too beautiful for words, but not for arguments."
- John Barrymore
(Related: Wife, Arguments, Words)

"It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it."
- Francis Beaumont
(Related: Argument, Injury, Silence)

"Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions."
- E. T. Bell
(Related: Argument, Proof)

"Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, owing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Arguments, Being, Fact, Party, Talking)

"Behind every argument is someone's ignorance."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Argument, Ignorance)

"My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never."
- Jack Benny
(Related: Wife, Argument, Divorce, Murder, Years)

"I think what I and most other sociologists of religion wrote in the 1960s about secularization was a mistake. Our underlying argument was that secularization and modernity go hand in hand. With more modernization comes more secularization."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Religion, Mistake, Argument, Modernity)

"No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other."
- Thomas Berger
(Related: People, Argument)

"Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup."
- Wendell Berry
(Related: Argument, Dawn, Dew)

"Liberty is a great celestial Goddess, strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds, nor by arguments of unbridled passion, nor by the hatred of class against class."
- Annie Besant
(Related: Arguments, Class, Crowds, Hatred, Liberty, Nation, Passion)

"When a thing is true, there is no need to use any arguments to substantiate it."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Arguments)

"It depends on the situation. I mean, on one hand there's the argument that people should be left alone on the other hand, there's the argument to wade in a stop slaughters in places like Bosnia and Kosovo and what we probably should have done in Rwanda."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: People, Argument)

"Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Arguments, Silence)

"Frank was the BOSS and was not open to anything that was not from his head. There were no arguments about music because if you did, he would show you where the door was. Period."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Music, Boss, Arguments, Open)

"The conservative argument is that the economy is like the weather, that it just operates automatically."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Argument, Conservative, Economy, Weather)

"Argument is meant to reveal the truth, not to create it."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Truth, Argument)

"I have found you an argument; I am not obliged to find you an understanding."
- James Boswell
(Related: Argument, Understanding)

"I passionately believe that's it's not just what you say that counts, it's also how you say it - that the success of your argument critically depends on your manner of presenting it."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: Success, Argument)

"We are not won by arguments that we can analyze, but by tone and temper; by the manner, which is the man himself."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Arguments, Man, Temper)

"If this phrase of the 'balance of power' is to be always an argument for war, the pretext for war will never be wanting, and peace can never be secure."
- John Bright
(Related: Peace, War, Power, Argument, Will)

"The counter-argument would be, so what if my sexual relationships are superficial, one can still have satisfying and rewarding relationships with friends, or parents, or siblings, or whatever."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Friends, Parents, Relationships)

"But black people fall for that same argument, and they go around talking about law breakers. We did not make the laws in this country. We are neither morally nor legally confined to those laws. Those laws that keep them up, keep us down."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: People, Argument, Country, Law, Laws, Talking)

"I do remember the whole thing as being very argumentative, hot blooded... a permanent state of friction between Jon and Chris, Chris and me, me and Jon."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: Being, State)

"Given the difficulty of resisting such temptations over the longer run, a proper concern for the welfare of congressional souls may well be the ultimate argument in favor of term limitations."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Argument, Concern, Difficulty, Limitations, May, Temptations, Welfare)

"I'm not going to get in to an argument with anyone about the relative merits of Judaism and Christianity, and what it means for a Jewish kid to be a Christian - I'm just not interested in that argument."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: Christian, Christianity, Argument, Judaism)

"Neither irony or sarcasm is argument."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Argument, Irony, Sarcasm)

"We are not won by arguments that we can analyse but by tone and temper, by the manner which is the man himself."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Arguments, Man, Temper)

"I remember having an argument with Alan, I said the Queen's not just going to call the guy up and send him out to do it. And Alan says, well, how would a monarch give orders to her assassin."
- Eddie Campbell
(Related: Argument, Queen)

"Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Death, Men, Arguments, Seriousness, Sincerity)

"The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going."
- George Carlin
(Related: Family, Argument, Night)

"When you let someone else win an argument, often you both end up winners."
- Richard Carlson
(Related: Argument, End)

"There are legitimate, even powerful arguments, to be made against the Bush administration's foreign policy. But those arguments are complicated, hard to explain, and, in the end, not all that sensational."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: Policy, Arguments, End, Foreign policy)

"The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Argument)

"There's a great argument about how many men he actually killed. People would tell stories and then as we all know as stories get told over and over again, they get embellished, facts get changed, elaborated upon, exaggerated."
- Keith Carradine
(Related: Men, People, Argument, Facts)

"A day without an argument is like an egg without salt."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Argument, Day)

"A novel should be an experience and convey an emotional truth rather than arguments."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Experience, Truth, Arguments)

"The best argument for mutual funds is that they offer safety and diversification. But they don't necessarily offer safety and diversification."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Argument, Safety)

"You never need an argument against the use of violence, you need an argument for it."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Argument, Violence)

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Argument, Conversation, Democracy)

"I guess some people are brilliant enough to be brilliant on their own and never doubt anything and come up with fabulous things. But I think it's good to get into arguments with people and have them say, 'That sucks' or 'You're crazy' or 'That's cheesy"'or 'What do you think of this?'"
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: People, Arguments, Doubt)

"When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Abuse, Argument)

"I'd be perfectly happy never to have to answer anything again about how I work with Ethan, or whether we have arguments, or... you know what I mean? I've been answering those questions for 20 years. I suppose it's interesting to people."
- Joel Coen
(Related: Work, People, Arguments, Questions, Years)

"Truthiness is tearing apart our country, and I don't mean the argument over who came up with the word. I don't know whether it's a new thing, but it's certainly a current thing, in that it doesn't seem to matter what facts are. It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. But that's not the case anymore. Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything."
- Stephen Colbert
(Related: Perception, Argument, Country, Facts, Opinion, Word)

"I don't accept the argument of people like David Horowitz that the government should impose some sort of predetermined political balance on academic research."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Government, People, Argument, Balance, Research)

"George W. Bush bought the election - period. End of story. There is no argument. You can try to come up with any argument you can, but there is none."
- Gary Coleman
(Related: Argument, End)

"Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Men, Arguments, Nothing, Wishes)

"Never get into an argument with a schizophrenic person and say, "Who do you think you are?""
- Ray Combs
(Related: Argument)

"He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Power, Trust, Argument, Right, Sense, Sound, Word)

"Curiosity endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in their own mode of life which springs from their cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will."
- Alistair Cooke
(Related: Life, People, Argument, Curiosity, Generosity, Serenity, Will)

"After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the continuation of resistance by other means."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Acceptance, Argument, May, Silence)

"Political debate with liberals is basically impossible in America today because liberals are calling names while conservatives are trying to make arguments."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: America, Arguments, Debate, Liberals, Names, Today, Trying)

"When every one of your arguments is characterized an attempt to bring back slavery or resegregate lunch counters, it's a little hard to have any sort of productive debate."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Arguments, Debate, Slavery)

"Even in the beginning, when we knew there was a legal argument about how much our song sounds like his song, as one songwriter to another, I wasn't sure that Cat Stevens would take that as bad."
- Wayne Coyne
(Related: Legal, Argument, Beginning, Song)

"Any political agenda and organization which doesn't begin with personal responsibility is just half the argument. It's just not going to succeed."
- Peter Coyote
(Related: Argument, Responsibility, Succeed)

"Reasoned arguments and suggestions which make allowance for the full difficulties of the state of war that exists may help, and will always be listened to with respect and sympathy."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: War, Sympathy, Arguments, Difficulties, Help, May, Respect, State, Will)

"It's the duty of a lawyer to represent anyone for whom a responsible argument could be made."
- Lloyd Norton Cutler
(Related: Argument, Duty)

"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."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Arguments, Being, Fact, Party, Talking)

"I wish the government and the Minister of Justice would address these legal and constitutional arguments, but they refuse to. They want Canadians to go blindly into their brave new world, but it is not wise for a society to move blindly in any direction."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Government, Legal, Society, Arguments, Direction, Justice, Want, World)

"Arguments are healthy. They clear the air."
- John Deacon
(Related: Arguments)

"I mean the only thing that is hopefully good about us is after the arguments we can actually still face each other the next day or the day after and talk about something else and sort of get over it."
- John Deacon
(Related: Arguments, Day, Talk)

"Arguments, like children, should be like the subject that begets them."
- Thomas Dekker
(Related: Arguments, Children)

"This is the heart of my argument: We can put more pressure on the antagonist for whom we show human concern."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Heart, Concern, Pressure)

"I became the stage for the great argument between Nietzsche and Rousseau. I was the extra ready to take on all the roles."
- Jacques Derrida
(Related: Argument)

"Any time three New Yorkers get into a cab without an argument, a bank has just been robbed."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Time, Argument)

"Lincoln had no such person that he could talk with. Often, as a result, he debated with himself, and he would draw up a kind of list of the pros and cons of an argument, and carefully figure them out, and he might test them in public."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: Argument, Public, Result, Talk)

"At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: Time, Argument, Irony)

"Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments."
- Marie Dressler
(Related: Arguments, Fact)

"A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow."
- John Dryden
(Related: Argument, Word)

"The argument between wives and whores is an old one; each one thinking that whatever she is, at least she is not the other."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Argument, Old, Thinking, Wives)

"Men have defined the parameters of every subject. All feminist arguments, however radical in intent or consequence, are with or against assertions or premises implicit in the male system, which is made credible or authentic by the power of men to name."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Men, Power, Arguments, Name, Radical)

"This band has never had an argument. It's just amazing."
- Dave Edmunds
(Related: Argument)

"It's all very boring to say that we get along great and all that and sometimes we mock up come aggravation to make it interesting but the truth of it is that we get along so well we've never had an argument."
- Dave Edmunds
(Related: Truth, Argument)

"Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: God, Arguments, Facts)

"Thirty years ago, many economists argued that inflation was a kind of minor inconvenience and that the cost of reducing inflation was too high a price to pay. No one would make those arguments today."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Arguments, Inflation, Today, Years)

"Whenever I run into prejudice. I smile and feel sorry for them, and I say to myself, There's one more argument for birth control."
- Freddy Fender
(Related: Control, Argument, Birth control, Prejudice, Smile)

"No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal."
- Marilyn Ferguson
(Related: Change, Argument, Open)

"Sometimes the only thing we women want is a dick and no arguments. What could make us happier?"
- Linda Fiorentino
(Related: Women, Arguments, Want)

"I do notice that when I've been away and I come back to London. People look at you. People are ready to pick arguments."
- Colin Firth
(Related: People, Arguments, London)

"I should have known better. Pro-life arguments are now based on scientific evidence and the pro-choice arguments are not. That is a cultural, historical fact."
- Stanley Fish
(Related: Arguments, Fact, Now)

"The argument of the strongest is always the best."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Argument)

"The most powerful argument of all for saving open space is economics; in most states, tourism is the number two industry."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Argument, Economics, Open, Space, states)

"I say, If everybody in this house lives where it's God first, friends and family second and you third, we won't ever have an argument."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Family, God, Argument, First, Friends)

"For your own good is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction."
- Janet Frame
(Related: Argument, Destruction, Man, Will)

"To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus."
- Al Franken
(Related: Argument, Conservative, Liberal, Media, Oil, Right)

"Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Belief, Arguments, Freedom)

"A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Belief, Arguments, Economy, Freedom, Want)

"My father had kicked me out of his house at the height of an argument over an opinion difference. He had become so enraged. He told me never to come back, and that was all the severance it took."
- Lynette Fromme
(Related: Father, Argument, Difference, Opinion)

"When I'm alone, I can sleep crossways in bed without an argument."
- Zsa Zsa Gabor
(Related: Argument, Bed, Sleep)

"Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one."
- Indira Gandhi
(Related: Anger, Argument)

"With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost."
- William Lloyd Garrison
(Related: Men, Arguments, Reason, Waste, Will)

"I don't feel that an atmosphere of debate and total disagreement and argument is such a bad thing. It makes for a vital and alive field."
- Clifford Geertz
(Related: Argument, Debate)

"There is not a single extant study that supports all the arguments against men being with their children. It's absolute bollocks."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Men, Arguments, Being, Children, Study)

"In the discovery of secret things and in the investigation of hidden causes, stronger reasons are obtained from sure experiments and demonstrated arguments than from probable conjectures and the opinions of philosophical speculators of the common sort."
- William Gilbert
(Related: Arguments, Causes, Discovery, Investigation, Opinions)

"The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Money, Idea, Argument)

"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."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Men, Mistake, Strength, Argument, Feeling, Logic, Mind)

"If he who employs coercion against me could mould me to his purposes by argument, no doubt he would. He pretends to punish me because his argument is strong; but he really punishes me because his argument is weak."
- William Godwin
(Related: Argument, Doubt)

"Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Argument, Right, Wrong)

"The argument that somehow we've got to get rid of minority scholarships so that we can have a free and fair America implies that we have a colorblind society where minorities are equal in their pursuit of funds to go to school."
- William H. Gray
(Related: Society, America, Argument, Minority, Pursuit, School)

"Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings."
- Frederick The Great
(Related: Arguments, Forget, Rights, Kings)

"In one sense I feel that my book is a one-woman argument against determinism."
- Susan Griffin
(Related: Argument, Determinism, Sense)

"Silence is argument carried out by other means."
- Che Guevara
(Related: Argument, Silence)

"I've had a few arguments with people, but I never carry a grudge. You know why? While you're carrying a grudge, they're out dancing."
- Buddy Hackett
(Related: People, Arguments, Dancing)

"The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right."
- Lord Hailsham
(Related: Argument, Being, Right)

"Convincing yourself doesn't win an argument."
- Robert Half
(Related: Argument)

"Anger is seldom without argument but seldom with a good one."
- Lord Halifax
(Related: Anger, Argument)

"Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Argument, Custom, Manners, Morals, Poets)

"My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Peace, War, History, Argument, Poor, Reading)

"The most important thing 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 too much apparent loss of face."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Argument, Being, Loss, Right)

"Dependency arguments often come from elites - either aid agencies or governments - and say something about attitudes to poor people."
- Paul Harvey
(Related: People, Arguments, Poor)

"I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side."
- Katharine Butler Hathaway
(Related: Fear, Decision, Arguments, Being)

"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."
- Jascha Heifetz
(Related: People, Argument)

"Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Marriage, People, Arguments)

"Sometimes we deny being worthy of praise, hoping to generate an argument we would be pleased to lose."
- Cullen Hightower
(Related: Argument, Being, Praise)

"Once again we have misleading climate change pronouncements being based on data errors, data errors detected by non-UN, non-IPCC, non-peer-reviewed external observers. This is exactly what happens when you base your arguments on 'consensus science' and not scientific fact."
- Doug L. Hoffman
(Related: Change, Science, Arguments, Being, Climate, Climate change, Errors, Fact, Misleading)

"I don't accept at all the quite popular argument that the press is responsible for the monarchy's recent troubles. The monarchy's responsible for the monarchy's recent troubles. To blame the press is the old thing of blaming the messenger for the message."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Argument, Blame, Old, Popular, Press)

"Before impugning an opponent's motives, even when they legitimately may be impugned, answer his arguments."
- Sidney Hook
(Related: Arguments, May, Motives)

"One could drive a prairie schooner through any part of his argument and never scrape against a fact."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Argument, Fact)

"The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it."
- Edward W. Howe
(Related: Argument, Satisfaction)

"If you can't answer a man's arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Arguments, Man, Names)

"You can make an argument that Bill O'Reilly is a conservative or a Republican. Bill's kind of unpredictable. Somebody might say that he would have been comfortable in the Democratic Party of Scoop Jackson."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Argument, Conservative, Party, Republican)

"Truth springs from argument amongst friends."
- David Hume
(Related: Truth, Argument, Friends)

"They believed that Britain was in Ireland defending their own interests, therefore the Irish had the right to use violence to put them out. My argument was that that type of thinking was out of date."
- John Hume
(Related: Argument, Ireland, Irish, Right, Thinking, Violence)

"Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Arguments, Logic, Malice)

"There was a very convincing argument made that the extremists have won and the aggression is now supported by the majority, therefore fighting until surrender was the only alternative."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: Aggression, Argument, Fighting, Majority, Now, Surrender)

"The best argument I know for an immortal life is the existence of a man who deserves one."
- William James
(Related: Life, Argument, Existence, Man)

"What convinces is conviction. Believe in the argument you're advancing. If you don't you're as good as dead. The other person will sense that something isn't there, and no chain of reasoning, no matter how logical or elegant or brilliant, will win your case for you."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Argument, Conviction, Sense, Will)

"All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Arguments, Evil, Poverty)

"The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Progress, Victory, Argument)

"In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Love, Argument, Nothing, Songs)

"Is it possible to covet a much longer life for one's self and be as devoted to the well-being of the next generation? It's a long argument."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Life, Argument, Self)

"It's very hard to make arguments about the effects of cloning on family relations if family relations are in tatters."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Family, Arguments)

"After granting amnesty to illegals 20 years ago, we have gone from 3 million illegals to 11 million illegals. Our government has been fooled once by this amnesty argument, let us not be fooled again."
- Ric Keller
(Related: Government, Argument, Years)

"There's nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear."
- Rose Kennedy
(Related: Arguments, Nothing)

"Myself when young did eagerly frequent doctor and saint, and heard great argument about it and about: but evermore came out by the same door as in I went."
- Omar Khayyam
(Related: Argument)

"AIDS is an absolutely tragic disease. The argument about AIDS' being some kind of divine retribution is crap."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Argument, Being, Disease)

"I'd like to do policy and I'd like to do philosophy, I'd like to be able to get into the depth, into the meat of the argument - that's the kind of stuff I want to do."
- Jonathan Krohn
(Related: Policy, Argument, Philosophy, Want)

"Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Thought, Arguments, Effort, Nothing)

"In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Politics, Truth, Argument, Falsehood)

"Notwithstanding these major arguments the wave theory initially did not meet with complete acceptance."
- Max von Laue
(Related: Acceptance, Arguments, Theory)

"A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better."
- Stephen Leacock
(Related: Truth, Argument)

"It's finding those nonsensical pieces of conversation that we all do all the time. We do all the time. When we're talking on the telephone, there are arguments with people who agree when they both think that they disagree."
- Barry Levinson
(Related: Time, People, Arguments, Conversation, Talking)

"If you feel yourself to be above the mass, speak so as to raise the mass to the height of your argument."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Argument)

"A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Arguments, Soldiers)

"I mean, you go to the internet and you can see all these conversations and arguments that our fans have about our music and that's wonderful to know, that people would take the time to be that involved."
- Alex Lifeson
(Related: Music, Time, People, Arguments, Fans, Internet)

"Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing."
- John Locke
(Related: Truth, Dream, Knowledge, Arguments, Nothing)

"A review was published in Nature, very scathing, essentially calling me incompetent, though they didn't use that word. I am putting a reply on my Web site in a few days, where I go through their arguments, paragraph by paragraph."
- Bjorn Lomborg
(Related: Nature, Arguments, Word)

"Even if I was a bad right wing guy, to the extent of whether my arguments are right or wrong, they're right or wrong independently if I'm right or left."
- Bjorn Lomborg
(Related: Arguments, Right, Wrong)

"When a business group tells us there is nothing wrong with the environment, naturally they may have good arguments, but we are also sceptical, because we know that they have an interest in these things."
- Bjorn Lomborg
(Related: Business, Arguments, Environment, Interest, May, Nothing, Wrong)

"There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Argument, Wind)

"Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs."
- Jack Lynch
(Related: Arguments, Grammar, Style)

"By our Heavenly Father and only because of God, only because of God. We're like other couples. We do not get along perfectly; we do not go without arguments and, as I call them, fights, and heartache and pain and hurting each other. But a marriage is three of us."
- Barbara Mandrell
(Related: Marriage, Father, God, Arguments, Pain)

"Parents should conduct their arguments in quiet, respectful tones, but in a foreign language. You'd be surprised what an inducement that is to the education of children."
- Judith Martin
(Related: Education, Arguments, Children, Language, Parents, Quiet)

"The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion but rather to know it."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Argument, Opinion)

"I now add, farther, that the apostle's argument is so far from proving it to be the duty of people to obey, and submit to, such rulers as act in contradiction to the public good, and so to the design of their office, that it proves the direct contrary."
- Jonathan Mayhew
(Related: Design, People, Act, Argument, Contradiction, Duty, Now, Office, Public)

"A true intellectual is a man who, after reading a book and being convinced by its arguments, will shoot someone or, more likely, order someone shot."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Arguments, Being, Man, Order, Reading, Will)

"If a person can be said to have the wrong attitude, there is no need to pay attention to his arguments."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Attitude, Arguments, Attention, Wrong)

"There can be no argument about the Lone Star State's significant contributions to American history, and we must remember the actions and the sacrifices of those who made Texas independence a reality."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: History, Actions, American, Argument, Independence, Reality, State)

"First of all, you can make the argument that there's no such thing as the past. Nobody lived in the past."
- David McCullough
(Related: Argument, First, Past)

"When blithe to argument I come, Though armed with facts, and merry, May Providence protect me from The fool as adversary, Whose mind to him a kingdom is Where reason lacks dominion, Who calls conviction prejudice And prejudice opinion."
- Phyllis McGinley
(Related: Argument, Conviction, Facts, Fool, May, Mind, Opinion, Prejudice, Providence, Reason)

"I explain this not for publicity, nor seeking to win an argument of right or wrong, I explain so that the record is clear as to my thinking and motivations in bombing a government installation."
- Timothy McVeigh
(Related: Government, Argument, Publicity, Right, Thinking, Wrong)

"The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Argument, Crime, Poor, Poverty, Slander)

"I think it's always dangerous to make political arguments in a religiously ideological way. And it's very dangerous to treat as traitors to the American nation those who think differently."
- Adam Michnik
(Related: American, Arguments, Nation)

"Their argument, and I think it's a correct one, is that they'll make more money from the trades and the hardcovers if nobody messes with the creative team."
- Mark Millar
(Related: Money, Argument)

"Argumentative exhibitions bring issues to life in a way that very much irritates traditional curators who want to see their pictures valued for themselves."
- Jonathan Miller
(Related: Life, Want)

"The scientific argument advanced for intelligent design at the Dover trial, those arguments collapsed, scientifically and intellectually."
- Kenneth Miller
(Related: Design, Argument, Arguments)

"The argument for intelligent design basically depends on saying, 'You haven't answered every question with evolution,'... Well, guess what? Science can't answer every question."
- Kenneth Miller
(Related: Design, Science, Argument, Evolution, Question, Saying)

"I've chosen my wedding ring large and heavy to continue forever. But exactly because of that all the time that Dave and I have an argument I feel it like handcuffs, and on anger time I throw it in a basket. Poor Dave, he bought me three wedding rings already!"
- Carmen Miranda
(Related: Anger, Time, Wedding, Argument, Poor)

"He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Argument, Reason)

"At the conclusion of my argument I received very high compliments from the Chief Justice and later from other of the Judges. What they said I do not care to repeat."
- William Henry Moody
(Related: Argument, Care, Compliments, Judges, Justice)

"It was an argument of rare power and eloquence."
- William Henry Moody
(Related: Power, Argument, Eloquence)

"As set forth by theologians, the idea of 'God' is an argument that assumes its own conclusions, and proves nothing."
- Johann Most
(Related: Idea, Argument, Nothing)

"I later spent... five to eight months in hospitals in New Jersey, always on an involuntary basis, and always attempting a legal argument for release."
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.
(Related: Legal, Argument, Hospitals, Months)

"But, you know, there's still an argument, there's still ten states that outlaw premarital sex, and many more states where adultery is still outlawed and a crime."
- Liam Neeson
(Related: Sex, Adultery, Argument, Crime, states)

"I do insist on making what I hope is sense so there's always a coherent narrative or argument that the reader can follow."
- Howard Nemerov
(Related: Hope, Argument, Sense)

"The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Argument, Existence)

"Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we're hardwired not to always think clearly when we're scared."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Politics, Science, Time, Winning, Argument, Day, Facts, Now, Reason, Right)

"Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we're hardwired not to always think clearly when we're scared. And the country's scared."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Politics, Science, Time, Winning, Argument, Country, Day, Facts, Now, Reason, Right)

"The power I exert on the court depends on the power of my arguments, not on my gender."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Power, Arguments, Court, Gender)

"Another argument, vaguer and even less persuasive, is that gay marriage somehow does harm to heterosexual marriage. I have yet to meet anyone who can explain to me what this means. In what way would allowing same-sex partners to marry diminish the marriages of heterosexual couples?"
- Ted Olson
(Related: Marriage, Argument, Gay, Harm)

"What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?"
- George Orwell
(Related: Arguments, Hearing)

"That God cannot lie, is no advantage to your argument, because it is no proof that priests can not, or that the Bible does not."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: God, Lie, Bible, Argument, Proof)

"The argument of the broken window pane is the most valuable argument in modern politics."
- Emmeline Pankhurst
(Related: Politics, Argument)

"The argument we always used to use was that keeping records in the catalog was good for people that were coming new to the music, but I think that was talking over a ten year or fifteen year time span."
- Evan Parker
(Related: Time, Music, People, Argument, Talking)

"I don't write about certain arguments I have with my wife. I'd get my head torn off if wrote about certain things."
- Harvey Pekar
(Related: Wife, Arguments)

"Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers."
- William Penn
(Related: Truth, Arguments, Coolness, Nothing, Reason, Right)

"Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers."
- William Penn
(Related: Truth, Arguments)

"And I used to assemble the family to hear because I thought that they were so good that even from the point of view of enjoyment people shouldn't miss them, and I got every word of his that I could, and I could see by hard argument there was only the one way for it."
- Ruth Pitter
(Related: Family, Thought, People, Argument, Enjoyment, Word)

"I believe that President Clinton considered the legal merits of the arguments for the pardon as he understood them, and he rendered his judgment, wise or unwise, on the merits."
- John Podesta
(Related: Legal, Arguments, Judgment, President)

"A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Men, Religion, Death, Argument, Charity, Christ, Crime)

"No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude."
- Karl Popper
(Related: Attitude, Argument, Effect, Man, Want, Will)

"Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Argument, Debate, Doubt, Leaders, Solution)

"Unhappy, let alone angry, religious people provide more persuasive arguments for atheism and secularism than do all the arguments of atheists."
- Dennis Prager
(Related: People, Arguments, Atheism, Religious)

"If you are ignorant, you certainly can get into some interesting arguments."
- Herbert Prochnow
(Related: Arguments)

"No references to the need to fight terror can be an argument for restricting human rights."
- Vladimir Putin
(Related: Argument, Fight, Rights, Human rights, Terror)

"The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Idea, Argument, Ideals, Right)

"Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance."
- Robert Quillen
(Related: Knowledge, Argument, Ignorance)

"If you desire to be pure, have firm faith, and slowly go on with your devotional practices without wasting your energy in useless scriptural discussions and arguments. Your little brain will otherwise be muddled."
- Ramakrishna
(Related: Faith, Arguments, Desire, Energy, Will)

"Nothing sways the stupid more than arguments they can't understand."
- Cardinal De Retz
(Related: Arguments, Nothing)

"Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do."
- James Robinson
(Related: Arguments)

"People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument."
- Will Rogers
(Related: People, Argument, Observation)

"The mere assemblage of peace loving people to interchange convincing reasons for their common faith, mere exhortation and argument to the public in favor of peace in general fall short of the mark."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Peace, Faith, People, Argument, Public)

"The methods of peace propaganda which aim at establishing peace doctrine by argument and by creating a feeling favorable to peace in general seem to fall short of reaching the springs of human action and of dealing with the causes of the conduct which they seek to modify."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Peace, Action, Argument, Causes, Doctrine, Feeling, Propaganda)

"The Industry's at war. I think it's about control. You can make all of the financial arguments that the industry has been shooting itself in the foot, but it is an industry built on a foundation of ownership and exploitation of intellectual property rights."
- Don Rose
(Related: War, Control, Financial, Arguments, Exploitation, Rights, Ownership, Property)

"As for the assertion that nuclear weapons prevent wars, how many more wars are needed to refute this arguments? Tens of millions have died in the many wars that have taken place since 1945."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Arguments, Weapons)

"We are told that the possession of nuclear weapons - in some cases even the testing of these weapons - is essential for national security. But this argument can be made by other countries as well."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Argument, Countries, National security, Possession, Testing, Weapons)

"Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong."
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Arguments, Insults, Wrong)

"The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right."
- William Ruckelshaus
(Related: Argument, Being, Right)

"Arguments of convenience lack integrity and inevitably trip you up."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Arguments, Integrity)

"A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Work, Arguments, Name, Sleep, World)

"Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument."
- George Sand
(Related: Faith, Life, Argument, Excitement, Magnificence, Treasure, Words)

"Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better."
- George Santayana
(Related: Advertising, Argument)

"A common creation demands a common sacrifice, and perhaps not the least potent argument in favour of a constructed international language is the fact that it is equally foreign, or apparently so, to the traditions of all nationalities."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Sacrifice, Argument, Creation, Fact, Language, Traditions)

"Capital punishment is the source of many an argument, both good and bad."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Argument, Punishment)

"Evolution has long been the target of illogical arguments that use presumption."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Arguments, Evolution)

"Be able to defend your arguments in a rational way. Otherwise, all you have is an opinion."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Arguments, Opinion)

"Be able to analyze statistics, which can be used to support or undercut almost any argument."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Argument, Statistics, Support)

"My argument has always been that this is not an anti-Bush film, it's a pro-democracy film. And if Bush comes out on the wrong side of democracy, that's his problem."
- John Sayles
(Related: Argument, Democracy, Film, Wrong)

"Still, the film nearly didn't happen a number of times. There were great arguments with United Artists about how to reduce the cost because they were nothing if not conscious of the price of the film."
- John Schlesinger
(Related: Arguments, Artists, Film, Nothing, United)

"Theses officers were good friends, so it must have been a terrible argument, because the one who played chess with my father was so angry that he walked over to the dentist's house and got the dentist out of bed and shot him."
- Bruno Schulz
(Related: Father, Argument, Bed, Chess, Friends)

"Do not let arguments of expediency persuade you. That is the slow road to oblivion. That is the tortured path to undoing step by step, bit by bit, as the river creates a canyon, the way of life that we love."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Life, Love, Arguments, Expediency, Road)

"My life is my argument."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Life, Argument)

"I suppose I was very disappointed that I was injured during training for Korea. In fact, I had an argument with a grenade and it won, and consequently I was forced to come back to Australia for twelve months."
- Peter Scott
(Related: Argument, Fact, Months, Training)

"There are clear cases in which "understanding" literally applies and clear cases in which it does not apply; and these two sorts of cases are all I need for this argument."
- John Searle
(Related: Argument)

"Lutherans, whose arguments and mistakes will not be difficult to contest or discover, do not want to attribute any value to works, and they do not understand enough the scope of the justification."
- Michael Servetus
(Related: Arguments, Justification, Mistakes, Value, Want, Will)

"It is true that Mr. Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, after which there was a commitment to give 40 acres and a mule. That's where the argument, to this day, of reparations starts. We never got the 40 acres. We went all the way to Herbert Hoover, and we never got the 40 acres. We didn't get the mule. So we decided we'd ride this donkey as far as it would take us."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: Argument, Commitment, Day)

"The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Arguments, Blind, Want)

"I think that the leaf of a tree, the meanest insect on which we trample, are in themselves arguments more conclusive than any which can be adduced that some vast intellect animates Infinity."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Arguments, Infinity, Intellect)

"There will soon come an armed contest between capital and labor. They will oppose each other, not with words and arguments, but with shot and shell, gun-powder and cannon. The better classes are tired of the insane howling of the lower strata and they mean to stop them."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: Arguments, Labor, Will, Words)

"John Foster Dulles had called on me in his capacity as Secretary of State, and he had exhausted every argument to persuade me to place Cambodia under the protection of the South East Asia Treaty Organization."
- Norodom Sihanouk
(Related: Argument, Protection, State)

"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
(Related: Argument, Bigotry, Fire, Intolerance, Old, Persecution, Silence, Tongue)

"Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool."
- Charles Simmons
(Related: Argument, First, Fool, Ridicule)

"All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Superiority, Animals, Arguments, Man, Suffering)

"Go beyond science, into the region of metaphysics. Real religion is beyond argument. It can only be lived both inwardly and outwardly."
- Swami Sivananda
(Related: Religion, Science, Argument, Metaphysics)

"The main point for me is moral; animals are sentient beings. I know for some this is a hard argument to accept, but we're not built to eat a lot of meat."
- Grace Slick
(Related: Animals, Argument)

"There's always that argument to make - that you're in better company historically if people don't understand what you're doing."
- Elliott Smith
(Related: People, Argument, Company)

"Well, it's 15 years since Sex, Lies And Videotape, and if you hang around long enough you're having the same arguments with just a new set of people every few years and it gets boring."
- Steven Soderbergh
(Related: Sex, People, Arguments, Lies, Years)

"Similes prove nothing, but yet greatly lighten and relieve the tedium of argument."
- Robert South
(Related: Argument, Nothing)

"An argument fatal to the communist theory, is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property is one of the elements of our nature."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Nature, Argument, Desire, Fact, Property, Theory)

"Argument is to me the air I breathe. Given any proposition, I cannot help believing the other side and defending it."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Argument, Help)

"The more a race is governed by its passions, the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument, the more intense will be its love of music."
- Stendhal
(Related: Love, Music, Habit, Argument, Race, Will)

"There have been no sects in the Christian world, however absurd, which have not endeavoured to support their opinions by arguments drawn from Scripture."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Christian, Arguments, Opinions, Scripture, Support, World)

"I used to think that my mother got into arguments with people because they didn't understand her English, because she was Chinese."
- Amy Tan
(Related: Mother, People, Arguments, English)

"Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions."
- Booth Tarkington
(Related: People, Arguments, Opinions)

"They forbade me from flying, despite all my protests and arguments. After being once in space, I was desperately keen to go back there. But it didn't happen."
- Valentina Tereshkova
(Related: Arguments, Being, Flying, Space)

"That's what we're missing. We're missing argument. We're missing debate. We're missing colloquy. We're missing all sorts of things. Instead, we're accepting."
- Studs Terkel
(Related: Argument, Debate)

"Arguments about Scripture achieve nothing but a stomachache and a headache."
- Tertullian
(Related: Arguments, Nothing, Scripture)

"I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Love, Argument, Debate, Job)

"I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Argument)

"Could I interrupt here, because there is an alternative explanation, which you are particularly well placed to examine. You know the argument that it is the alchemists in the laboratories who invent the sweet new kits."
- E. P. Thompson
(Related: Argument)

"To be able to bear provocation is an argument of great reason, and to forgive it of a great mind."
- John Tillotson
(Related: Argument, Mind, Reason)

"A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about."
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Related: Arguments, Fool, Talking)

"Let us face it: in the world today, money and economic strength remain more powerful arguments than the number of people you represent."
- Guy Verhofstadt
(Related: Money, People, Strength, Arguments, Today, World)

"On the other hand, it is not fair to say that changes in federal policy have caused our tuition to rise faster. Every economic argument imaginable would indicate that we should raise tuition at a faster rate than we do."
- Charles Vest
(Related: Policy, Argument)

"Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Intelligence, Argument, Authority, Memory)

"Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument."
- Voltaire
(Related: Argument)

"History is full of really good stories. That's the main reason I got into this racket: I want to make the argument that history is interesting."
- Sarah Vowell
(Related: History, Argument, Reason, Want)

"Admitting, however, for the sake of argument, that I am prime and sole minister in this country, am I, therefore, prime and sole minister of all Europe? Am I answerable for the conduct of other countries as well as for that of my own?"
- Robert Walpole
(Related: Argument, Countries, Country, Europe)

"We must reinforce argument with results."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Argument, Results)

"Keep cool; anger is not an argument."
- Daniel Webster
(Related: Anger, Argument)

"Man is most happy, when his own actions are arguments and examples of his virtue."
- John Webster
(Related: Virtue, Actions, Arguments, Man)

"Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience."
- Rebecca West
(Related: Art, Work, Argument, Artist)

"Various are the pleas and arguments which men of corrupt minds frequently urge against yielding obedience to the just and holy commands of God."
- George Whitefield
(Related: Men, God, Arguments, Obedience, Pleas)

"Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Society, Arguments, Opinion)

"Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Arguments)

"It is an excellent rule to be observed in all disputes, that men should give soft words and hard arguments; that they should not so much strive to vex as to convince each other."
- John Wilkins
(Related: Men, Arguments, Words)

"A flourishing, morally credible media is a vital component in the maintenance of genuinely public talk, argument about common good."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Argument, Media, Public, Talk)

"Never preach a sermon without a text from the Bible, a text containing the theme which you can elaborate. The text is the best proof in support of your argument. A sermon without a text is an argument without a proof."
- Isaac Mayer Wise
(Related: Bible, Argument, Proof, Support)

"Their argument is that most shows are losers, which is true, but it's also disingenuous to say, 'We are not going to take the risk unless it is totally covered by the few successful shows that are out there.'"
- Dick Wolf
(Related: Successful, Argument, Risk)

"In Vegas, I got into a long argument with the man at the roulette wheel over what I considered to be an odd number."
- Steven Wright
(Related: Argument, Man)

"Bluster, sputter, question, cavil; but be sure your argument be intricate enough to confound the court."
- William Wycherley
(Related: Argument, Court, Question)

"My argument would be that I don't think there is much that's genuinely political art that is good art."
- Thom Yorke
(Related: Art, Argument)

"There would always be a vote. There were always conflicts and arguments for years and years - that's why we're not together anymore. But there was always a vote. It was always two out of three."
- David Zucker
(Related: Arguments, Vote, Years)