Quotes by argument
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William E. Gladstone
British Liberal Prime Minister, Statesman 1809-1888
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.
New Zealand author 1924-2004
''For your own good'' is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.
Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
James Russell Lowell
American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
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
Italian painter, inventor and musician 1452-1519
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.
Louis D. Brandeis
American lawyer and associate justice on the Supreme Court 1856-1941
Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.
American academic and social critic 1947-
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
French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
Canadian diplomat, lawyer and negotiator 1948-
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
I followed his argument with the blank uneasiness which one might feel in the presence of a logical lunatic.
American lawyer and statesman 1782-1852
Keep cool; anger is not an argument.
English writer 1709-1784
Prejudice not being funded on reason cannot be removed by argument.
Ancient Greek comic playwright 446BC-386BC
Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?
French writer 1754-1824
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
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