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

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

No argument, no matter how convincing, will give courage to a coward.
Aesop

Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is
necessary to suggest that one should never miss the opportunity to give encouragement.
George Matthew Adams

Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.
Mark Twain

Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.
Indira Gandhi

I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me,
that's not their job.
Margaret Thatcher

There's no argument like that of the stick.
Spanish proverb

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Eleanor Roosevelt

I make it a point never to argue with people for whose opinion I have no respect.
Edward Gibbon

I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.
Dorothy Parker

Any time three New Yorkers get into a cab without an argument, a bank has just been
robbed.
Phyllis Diller

Never argue, simply keep repeating your assertion.
Scottish proverb

Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics,
philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments.
Isaac Asimov

I decided that I would make my life my argument.
Albert Schweitzer

My father always used to say, "Don't raise your voice. Improve your argument." Good sense
does not always lie with the loudest shouters, nor can we say that a large, unruly crowd is
always the best arbiter of what is right.
Desmond Tutu

Win through your actions, never through argument.
Robert Greene

Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.
Katharine Hepburn

The only way to truly know a person is to argue with them. For when they argue in full swing,
then they reveal their true character.
Anne Frank

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he
is just using his memory.
Leonardo da Vinci

Repetition is a convincing argument.
Shad Helmstetter

If you can not answer a man's argument, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.
Elbert Hubbard

People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
G. K. Chesterton

What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your
arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?
George Orwell

Anecdotes are sometimes the best vehicles of truth, and if striking and appropriate, are often
more impressive and powerful than arguments.
Tryon Edwards

In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth.
Syrus

The wise man avoids idle words, gossips, vain argument, and self-defence. He is content
to appear defeated; rejoices when he is defeated; knowing that, having found and removed
another error in himself, he has thereby become wiser. Blessed is he who does not strive for
the last word.
James Allen

Spirituality is not a matter of knowing scriptures and engaging in philosophical discussions.
Mahatma Gandhi

I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing.
Oscar Wilde

The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.
G. K. Chesterton

The object of Parliament is to substitute argument for fistcuffs.
Sir Winston Churchill

The next time you find yourself in an argument, rather than defend your position, see if you
can see the other point of view first... Contrary to popular belief, this attitude does not make
you weak.
Richard Carlson

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Dale Carnegie

I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear
of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me.
Dave Barry

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