No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other.
Jascha Heifetz (1901 - 1987)
The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.
Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982), The Virtue of Selfishness, 1964
For they are yet ear-kissing arguments.
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
My parents only had one argument in forty-five years. It lasted forty-three years.
He who strikes the first blow admits he's lost the argument.
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 (1947 - )
Use soft words and hard arguments.
The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900), The Gay Science, section 191
The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.
G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
If you go in for argument, take care of your temper. Your logic, if you have any, will take care of itself.
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
Josh Billings (1818 - 1885)
Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.
Louis D. Brandeis (1856 - 1941)
Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)
It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
Pierre Beaumarchais (1732 - 1799)
In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth.
Publilius Syrus (~100 BC)
The argument is at an end.
Saint Augustine (354 AD - 430 AD)
It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.
William G. McAdoo (1863 - 1941)
With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plea; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.
William Lloyd Garrison (1805 - 1879)