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.
  • Angela Carter
    Angela Carter
    British author 1940-1992
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    A day without an argument is like an egg without salt.
  • 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.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
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    As the animus is partial to argument, he can best be seen at work in disputes where both parties know they are right. Men can argue in a very womanish way, too, when they are anima - possessed and have thus been transformed into the animus of their own anima.
    Source: Aion (1951)
  • 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.
  • Baltasar Gracian
    Baltasar Gracian
    Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
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    Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
  • 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.
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