The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.
The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
An Argument needs no reason; Nor any friendship.
My father always used to say, "Don't raise your voice. Improve your argument."
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice.
At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.
People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument.
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
Hear one side and you will be in the dark. Hear both and all will be clear.
When I disagree with a rational man, I let reality be our final arbiter; if I am right, he will learn; if I am wrong, I will; one of us will win, but both will profit.
With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
In arguing one should meet serious pleading with humor, and humor with serious pleading.
People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
If you can't answer a man's arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.
It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting.
You punch me, I punch back. I do not believe it's good for one's self-respect to be a punching bag.
The more a race is governed by its passions, the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument, the more intense will be its love of music.
In a false quarrel there is no true valor.
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