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
    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.
  • Louis D. Brandeis
    Louis D. Brandeis
    American lawyer and associate justice on the Supreme Court 1856-1941
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    Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.
  • Charles Simmons
    Charles Simmons
    American editor and novelist 1924-2017
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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.
  • Alistair Cooke
    Alistair Cooke
    British journalist 1908-
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    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.
  • George Sand
    George Sand
    French Novelist 1804-1876
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    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.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph Conrad
    In Poland born English writer 1857-1924
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    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.
  • Margaret Thatcher
    Margaret Thatcher
    British prime minister (1979-1990) 1925-
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    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.
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