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A long dispute means that both parties are wrong
~ Voltaire | ( French writer and historian. ) | 1694-1778 | Argument
quotes Division : Historians   
     
A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things.
~ Thomas Carlyle | ( British historian and essayist. ) | 1795-1881 | Argument
quotes Division : Historians   
     
Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is generally the worst sort of reading.
~ Jonathan Swift | ( Irish-born English satirist. ) | 1667-1745 | Argument
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Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him.
~ Samuel Butler | ( British poet and satirist. ) | 1612-1680 | Argument
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable.
~ Joseph Addison | (English essayist and poet ) | 1672 - 1719 | Argument
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
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 | ( English poet. ) | 1792-1822 | Argument
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He that blows the coals in quarrels that he has nothing to do with, has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face.
~ Benjamin Franklin | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Argument
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Argument
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
How beggarly appear arguments before a defiant deed!
~ Walt Whitman | (American poet. ) | 1819-1892 | Argument
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I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Argument
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I had a lovers quarrel with the world.
~ Robert Frost | ( American Poet. ) | 1875-1963 | Argument
quotes Division : American poets   
     
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 | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Argument
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
In a false quarrel there is no true valor.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Argument
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle it without debate.
~ Joseph Joubert | (French moralist. ) | 1754-1824 | Argument
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It is the briefest yet wisest maxim which tells us to ''meddle not''.
~ Charles Caleb Colton | ( British clergyman ) | 1780-1832 | Argument
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Men argue, nature acts.
~ Voltaire | ( French writer and historian. ) | 1694-1778 | Argument
quotes Division : Historians   
     
Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.
~ Charles Caleb Colton | ( British clergyman ) | 1780-1832 | Argument
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche | ( German-Swiss philosopher and writer. ) | 1844-1900 | Argument
quotes Division : German Philosophers   
     
People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton | ( British journalist, novelist and poet. ) | 1874-1936 | Argument
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Quarrels would not last so long if the fault lay only on one side.
~ FranA§ois de La Rochefoucauld | ( French writer. ) | 1613-1680 | Argument
quotes Division : Russian writers   
     
Soft words are hard arguments.
~ Thomas Fuller | ( British clergyman and author. ) | 1608-1661 | Argument
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
The argument of the strongest is always the best.
~ Jean de La Fontaine | ( French poet. ) | 1621-1695 | Argument
quotes Division : French poets   
     
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Argument
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion, but rather to know it.
~ André Maurois | (French writer. ) | 1885-1967 | Argument
quotes Division : French Authors and Writers   
     
There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.
~ Lord Acton | (English historian ) | 1834-1902 | Argument
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
~ James Russell Lowell | (American poet, critic and editor. ) | 1819-1891 | Argument
quotes Division : Critics   
     
Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
~ Benjamin Franklin | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Argument
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
True disputants are like true sportsman: their whole delight is in the pursuit.
~ Alexander Pope | ( English poet and satirist. ) | 1688-1744 | Argument
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Weakness on both sides is, the motto of all quarrels.
~ Voltaire | ( French writer and historian. ) | 1694-1778 | Argument
quotes Division : Historians   
     
When much dispute has past, we find our tenets just the same as last.
~ Alexander Pope | ( English poet and satirist. ) | 1688-1744 | Argument
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
~ Marcus Tulius Cicero | ( Writer, politician and great roman orator. ) | 106-43 BC | Argument
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     

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