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Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952+2
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.
William E. Gladstone
British Liberal Prime Minister, Statesman 1809-1888+1
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
French writer 1621-1695+1
The argument of the strongest is always the best.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Italian painter, inventor and musician 1452-15190
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
''For your own good'' is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.
British author 1940-19920
A day without an argument is like an egg without salt.
British author 1892-19830
Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
English writer 1667-17450
Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is generally the worst sort of reading.
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
American lawyer and associate justice on the Supreme Court 1856-19410
Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.
American editor and novelist 1924-20170
Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue.
British journalist 1908-0
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.
Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-16580
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
French Novelist 1804-18760
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.
American academic and social critic 1947-0
Feminist anti-porn discourse virtually always ignores the gigantic gay male porn industry, since any mention of the latter would bring crashing to the ground the absurd argument that pornography is by definition the subordination of women.Source: Vamps and Tramps (1994)