Quotes: argument

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  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.

  • William E. Gladstone
    William E. Gladstone
    British Liberal Prime Minister, Statesman 1809-1888
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    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.

  • Jean de la Fontaine
    Jean de la Fontaine
    French writer 1621-1695
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    The argument of the strongest is always the best.

  • Leonardo Da Vinci
    Leonardo Da Vinci
    Italian painter, inventor and musician 1452-1519
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    Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.

  • Janet Frame
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    ''For your own good'' is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.

  • Edgar Allan Poe
    Edgar Allan Poe
    American poet, writer and critic 1809-1845
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    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.

  • Rebecca West
    Rebecca West
    British author 1892-1983
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    Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.

  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is generally the worst sort of reading.

  • Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.

  • Charles Simmons
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    Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue.

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