Quotes by argument

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • James Russell Lowell
    James Russell Lowell
    American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
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    There is no good arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
  • 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
    New Zealand author 1924-2004
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    ''For your own good'' is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    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)
  • 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.
  • Bob Rae
    Bob Rae
    Canadian diplomat, lawyer and negotiator 1948-
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    History has only ended for those caught inside the Marxist hothouse. For the rest of us the argument is just getting interesting.
    Source: The Three Questions - Prosperity and the Public Good (1998) Ch. Three, The End of Government?, p. 54
  • Victor Serge
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    I followed his argument with the blank uneasiness which one might feel in the presence of a logical lunatic.
  • Daniel Webster
    Daniel Webster
    American lawyer and statesman 1782-1852
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    Keep cool; anger is not an argument.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Prejudice not being funded on reason cannot be removed by argument.
  • Aristophanes
    Aristophanes
    Ancient Greek comic playwright 446BC-386BC
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    Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    French writer 1754-1824
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    The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
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