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An ill argument introduced with deference will procure more credit than the profoundest science with a rough, insolent, and noisy management.

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

Arguments are healthy. They clear the air.

Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable.

Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.

Clear statement is argument.

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

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.

I am bound to furnish my antagonists with arguments, but not with comprehension.

If I were to deliver up my whole self to the arbitrament of special pleaders, today I might be argued into an atheist, and tomorrow into a pickpocket.

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

Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice.

Many can argue; not many converse.

Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.

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 where in I went.

Neither irony nor sarcasm is argument.

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

Nothing is more certain than that much of the force as well as grace of arguments, as well as of instructions, depends on their conciseness.

Prejudices are rarely overcome by argument; not being founded in reason they cannot be destroyed by logic.

Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention. Still less can he afford to take all the consequences, including the vitiating of his temper and loss of self control. Yield larger things to which you can show no more than equal right; and yield lesser ones, though clearly your own. Better give your path to a dog than be bitten by him in contesting for the right. Even killing the dog would not cure the bite. See quote detail


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