Quotes about Arguments

If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack. Winston Churchill.

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight. Phyllis Diller

Behind every argument is someone’s ignorance. Robert Benchley

We are not won by arguments that we can analyze, but by tone and temper; by the manner, which is the man himself. Louis D Brandeis

Argument is meant to reveal the truth, not to create it. Edward de Bono

In arguing one should meet serious pleading with humor, and humor with serious pleading. Oliver Goldsmith

I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. 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

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

Arguments of convenience lack integrity and inevitably trip you up. Donald Rumsfeld

I am not arguing with you – I am telling you. James Macneill Whistler

In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always. Walter Savage Landor

Weak arguments are often thrust before my path; but although they are most insubstantial, it is not easy to destroy them. There is not a more difficult feat known than to cut through a cushion with a sword. Richard Whately

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

Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, knowing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about. Rodney Dangerfield

Argument is not always truth. Louis Kossuth

The truth is always the strongest argument. Sophocles

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