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Argument Quotes

Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.

Author: Rufus Choate (1799-1859)

Profession: American Lawyer, Statesman

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

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

It is the briefest yet wisest maxim which tells us to ''meddle not''.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

There's nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear.

Author: Daniel Dennett

Profession:

Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.

Author: Marie Ebner-Eschenbach

Profession:

Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments.

Author: Nathaniel Emmons

Profession:

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.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

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.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

I had a lovers quarrel with the world.

Author: Robert Frost (1875-1963)

Profession: American Poet

When good people have a falling out, only one of them may be at fault at first; but if the strife continues long, usually both become guilty.

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author

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

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author

Soft words are hard arguments.

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author

Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.

Author: Andre Gide (1869-1951)

Profession: French Author

There is no arguing with him, for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it.

Author: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright