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A wager is a fool's argument.
Scottish proverb

I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if
they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.
Margaret Thatcher

A gun is not an argument.
Ayn Rand

Let others lead small lives, but not you.
Let others argue over small things, but not you.
Let others cry over small hurts, but not you.
Let others leave their futures in other people's hands, but not you. 
Jim Rohn

Those who are prospering do not argue about taxes.
Chinese proverb

One of my great memories of John is from when we were having some argument. I was
disagreeing and we were calling each other names. We let it settle for a second and then he
lowered his glasses and he said: "It's only me." And then he put his glasses back on again. To
me, that was John. Those were the moments when I actually saw him without the facade,
the armor, which I loved as well, like anyone else. It was a beautiful suit of armor. But it was
wonderful when he let the visor down and you'd just see the
John Lennon that he was
frightened to reveal to the world.
Paul McCartney

He who argues builds no roads.
African proverb

Where money talks, arguments are of no avail.
German proverb

He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right
word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.
Joseph Conrad

A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on
both sides of each question.
Charles Darwin

Use soft words and hard arguments.
English proverb

In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and even clothes, the discussion of fur is
childish.
Karl Lagerfeld

The problem with ideology is, if you've got an ideology, you've already got your mind made
up. You know all the answers and that makes evidence irrelevant and arguments a waste of
time. You tend to govern by assertion and attacks.
Bill Clinton

Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right
side.
Baltasar Gracian

My feeling is, quite simply, that if there is a God, He has done such a bad job that he isn't
worth discussing.
Isaac Asimov

Tastes aren't argued about.
Russian proverb

Imagine if you were to see someone walking around constantly talking to himself. You'd think
he was strange. You'd wonder, "If he's the one who's talking and he's the one who's listening,
he obviously knows what's going to be said before he says it. So what's the point? The same
is true for the voice inside your head. Why is it talking? It's you who's talking, and it's you
who's listening. And when the voice argues with itself, who is it arguing with? Who could
possibly win?
Michael A. Singer

Every argument has its answer.
Greek proverb

The most sensible people to be met with in society are men of business and of the world,
who argue from what they see and know, instead of spinning cobweb distinctions of what
things ought to be.
William Hazlitt

When you let someone else win an argument, often you both end up winners.
Richard Carlson

All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well
supported in logic and argument than others.
Douglas Adams

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
Josh Billings

The zionist argument to justify Israel's present occupation of Arab Palestine has no intelligent
or legal basis in history.
Malcolm X

That God cannot lie, is no advantage to your argument, because it is no proof that priests
can not, or that the Bible does not.
Thomas Paine

Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they're yours.
Richard Bach

Christianity will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that - I'm right and I will be proved
right. We're more popular than Jesus now.
John Lennon

When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, "It's in the script."
If he says, "But what's my motivation?" I say, "Your salary."
Alfred Hitchcock

The arguments of the strongest have always the most weight.
French proverb

If you argue with the market, you will lose.
Larry Hite

The best argument I know for an immortal life is the existence of a man who deserves one.
William James

In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know that's a really good argument; my
position is mistaken," and then they actually change their minds and you never hear that old
view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because
scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot
recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.
Carl Sagan

The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty
arguments.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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