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The Best Quotes About Argument

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A list of the best argument quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous argument quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic argument quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational argument quotes from that same writer.

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

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

    Thomas Carlyle
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    Use soft words and hard arguments.

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    Soft words win hard hearts.

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

    Oscar Wilde
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    True disputants are like true sportsman: their whole delight is in the pursuit.

    Alexander Pope
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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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    Two dogs strive for a bone and the third one runs off with 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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    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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    In a false quarrel there is no true valor.

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

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

    Alexander Pope
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    When two quarrel, both are in the wrong.

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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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    People who know the least always argue the most.

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    There is no point in arguing about matters of taste.

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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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    The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

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