Quotes: arguments

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  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    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.
  • Bhagat Singh
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    '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.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    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
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
  • Milton Friedman
    Milton Friedman
    American economist 1912-
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    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.
  • Bjorn Lomborg
    Bjorn Lomborg
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    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.
  • Nathanael Emmons
    Nathanael Emmons
    American Congregational minister and theologian 1745-1840
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    Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments.
  • Tertullian
    Tertullian
    Roman Christian author from Carthage 155-240
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    Arguments about Scripture achieve nothing but a stomachache and a headache.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.
  • Booth Tarkington
    Booth Tarkington
    American novelist and dramatist 1869-1946
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    Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    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
    Frederick the Great
    Born in Berlin, King of Prussia (1740-1786) 1712-1786
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    Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    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)
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