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Heat and animosity, contest and conflict, may sharpen the wits, although they rarely do; they never strengthen the understanding, clear the perspicacity, guide the judgment, or improve the heart.

Author: Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864)

Profession: British Poet, Essayist

When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you.

Author: Irving Layton (1912)

Profession: Canadian Poet

There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.

Author: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

Profession: American Poet, Critic, Editor

Debate is the death of conversation.

Author: Emil Ludwig (1881-1948)

Profession: German Writer

The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion, but rather to know it.

Author: Andre Maurois (1885-1967)

Profession: French Writer

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

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.

Author: Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964)

Profession: Indian Nationalist, Statesman

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

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

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

Author: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Translator

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

Author: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Translator

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

Author: Matthew Prior (1664-1721)

Profession: British Diplomat, Poet

Soft words win hard hearts.

Author: Proverb


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

Author: Proverb


Use soft words and hard arguments.

Author: English Proverb

Profession: Sayings of British Origin

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

Author: Spanish Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Spanish Origin