Argument quotes and quotations
When I'm getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say -- and two-thirds thinking about him and what he is going to say.
With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plea; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.
William Lloyd Garrison
There's nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear.
Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
Life is a quest and love a quarrel ...
Edna St. Vincent Millay
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.
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. On Being a Teacher
For they are yet ear-kissing arguments.
To repeat what others have said, requires education, to challenge it,
Mary Pettibone Poole
My dear sir, they don't debate. Each of them merely issues an ultimatum, and in what a tone! It all goes to show what extraordinary people they are, each more unequivocal than the other. - "The Old Lady and the Bear"
Argument is the worst sort of conversation.
Put the argument into a concrete shape, into an image, some hard phrase, round and solid as a ball, which they can see and handle and carry home with them, and the cause is half won.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When an arguer argues dispassionately he thinks only of the argument.
The Argumet from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.
My parents only had one argument in forty-five years. It lasted forty-three years.
Whenever two good people argue over principles, they are both right.
Marie Ebner von Eschenbach
Use soft words and hard arguments.
The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.
The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.
G. K. Chesterton
Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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.
No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other.
If you go in for argument, take care of your temper. Your logic, if you have any, will take care of itself.
He who strikes the first blow admits he's lost the argument.
Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.
Louis D. Brandeis
Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth.
The argument is at an end.
It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
Leonardo da Vinci