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I will name you the degrees. The first, the Retort Courteous; the second, the Quip Modest; the third, the Reply Churlish; the fourth, the Reproof Valiant; the fifth, the Countercheck Quarrelsome; the sixth, the Lie with Circumstance; the seventh, the Lie Direct. William Shakespeare

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One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed. Friedrich Nietzsche

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A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things. Thomas Carlyle

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It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting. May Sarton

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True disputants are like true sportsman: their whole delight is in the pursuit. Alexander Pope

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It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it.

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Concerning God, freewill and destiny: Of all that earth has been or yet may be, all that vain men imagine or believe, or hope can paint or suffering may achieve, we descanted. Percy Bysshe Shelley

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I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing. Oscar Wilde

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Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument. Richard Whately

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The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. William Shakespeare

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In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing. Matthew Prior

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In a false quarrel there is no true valor. William Shakespeare

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Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance. Saadi

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Use soft words and hard arguments.

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Soft words win hard hearts.

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When much dispute has past, we find our tenets just the same as last. Alexander Pope

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Two dogs strive for a bone and the third one runs off with it.

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If you argue with a woman and win, you lose.

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Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is generally the worst sort of reading. Jonathan Swift

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Weak arguments are often thrust before my path; but although they are most insubstantial, it is not easy to destroy them. There is not a more difficult feat known than to cut through a cushion with a sword. Richard Whately

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Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes. Charles Caleb Colton

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Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him.

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When two quarrel, both are in the wrong.

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There is no point in arguing about matters of taste.

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I had a lovers quarrel with the world. Robert Frost

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Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, knowing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about Robert Benchley

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Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing. Oscar Wilde

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There are usually two sides to every argument but no end.

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How beggarly appear arguments before a defiant deed! Walt Whitman

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Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.

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A sure way of getting the last word in an argument is to say you right.

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The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it. Edgar Watson Howe

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A long dispute means that both parties are wrong Voltaire

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An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry. Thomas Jefferson

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Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause. Victor Hugo

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When a thing is said to be not worth refuting you may be sure that either it is flagrantly stupid -- in which case all comment is superfluous -- or it is something formidable, the very crux of the problem. Miguel de Unamuno

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Men argue, nature acts. Voltaire

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Weakness on both sides is, the motto of all quarrels. Voltaire

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People who know the least always argue the most.

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When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff. Cicero

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He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak. Michel de Montaigne

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Myself when young did eagerly frequent doctor and saint, and heard great argument about it and about: but evermore came out by the same door as in I went. Omar Khayyám

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Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding. André Gide

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An argument is like a country road, you never know where it is going to lead.

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A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about.

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Soft words are hard arguments. Thomas Fuller

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Never contend with one that is foolish, proud, positive, testy, or with a superior, or a clown, in matter of argument. Thomas Fuller

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It is the briefest yet wisest maxim which tells us to meddle not. Charles Caleb Colton

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People generally quarrel because they cannot argue. G. K. Chesterton

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Hear one side and you will be in the dark. Hear both and all will be clear. Thomas Chandler Haliburton