The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
Hear one side and you will be in the dark. Hear both and all will be clear.
My father always used to say, "Don't raise your voice. Improve your argument."
Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments.
It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth.
You punch me, I punch back. I do not believe it's good for one's self-respect to be a punching bag.
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.
An Argument needs no reason; Nor any friendship.
People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument.
Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.
Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice.
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.
The weight of an argument may often be multiplied by making it specific
At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.
The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.
Let argument bear no unmusical sound.
It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
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.
When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you.
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