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English statesman and writer 1804-1881+2
A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself.
'Study' was the cry that reverberated in the corridors of my mind. Study to enable yourself to face the arguments advanced by opposition. Study to arm yourself with arguments in favor of your cult. I began to study.
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-19960
A central lesson of science is that to understand complex issues (or even simple ones), we must try to free our minds of dogma and to guarantee the freedom to publish, to contradict, and to experiment. Arguments from authority are unacceptable.Source: Billions and Billions: Thoughts of Life and Death at the Brink of the Millenium (1997) Ch. 14, The Common Enemy.
G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-17990
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
American economist 1912-0
A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
A review was published in Nature, very scathing, essentially calling me incompetent, though they didn't use that word. I am putting a reply on my Web site in a few days, where I go through their arguments, paragraph by paragraph.
American Congregational minister and theologian 1745-18400
Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments.
Roman Christian author from Carthage 155-2400
Arguments about Scripture achieve nothing but a stomachache and a headache.
English poet 1612-16800
Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him.
Irish writer 1854-19000
Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.
American novelist and dramatist 1869-19460
Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-17190
Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable.
By our Heavenly Father and only because of God, only because of God. We're like other couples. We do not get along perfectly; we do not go without arguments and, as I call them, fights, and heartache and pain and hurting each other. But a marriage is three of us.
Frederick the Great
Born in Berlin, King of Prussia (1740-1786) 1712-17860
Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.
French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-16620
Epictetus goes much further when he asks: Why do we not lose our temper if someone tells us that we have a headache, while we do lose it if someone says there is anything wrong with our arguments or our choice?Source: Pensees (1669)