Friday, 8 July 2011

Argument


Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault and truth discourtesy. - George Herbert

Behind every argument lies someone's ignorance. - Louis D. Brandeis 

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance. - Robert Quillen

Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument. - Unknown

He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak. - Michel de Montaigne

I have found you an argument; I am not obliged to find you an understanding. - James Boswell

If you find yourself in a heated argument, make sure it is about something more than hot air. - Unknown

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. - William G. Mcadoo

Make sure you never, never argue at night. You just lose a good nights sleep, and you cant settle anything until morning anyway. - Rose Kennedy

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

Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience. - Unknown

Never argue with someone who enjoys argument in itself. It keeps him happy and you frustrated. - Unknown

Never argue with someone who believes their own lies. - Unknown

The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress. - Joseph Joubert

The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right. - Lord Hailsham

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

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

The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it. - Edward W. Howe

The truth is always the strongest argument. - Sophocles

There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an East wind is to put on your overcoat. - James Lowell

There is only one thing worse than the man who will argue over anything, and that is the man who will argue over nothing. - Unknown

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead. - Thomas Paine

We do not have to attend every argument we are invited to. - Unknown

When a person begins to yell during an argument, it is a tip-off that he is unsure of himself. - Ann Landers

Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance. - Saadi

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