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A long dispute means that both parties are wrong
~ Voltaire

 

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A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about.
~ Anonymous

 

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A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things.
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

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A sure way of getting the last word in an argument is to say you right.
~ Anonymous

 

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An argument is like a country road, you never know where it is going to lead.
~ Anonymous

 

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An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
~ Thomas Jefferson

 

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Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments.
~ Nathaniel Emmons

 

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Argument is conclusive... but... it does not remove doubt, so that the mind may rest in the sure knowledge of the truth, unless it finds it by the method of experiment. For if any man who never saw fire proved by satisfactory arguments that fire burns. his hearer's mind would never be satisfied, nor would he avoid the fire until he put his hand in it that he might learn by experiment what argument taught.
~ Roger Bacon

 

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Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is generally the worst sort of reading.
~ Jonathan Swift

 

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Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him.
~ Samuel Butler

 

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Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable.
~ Joseph Addison

 

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Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.
~ Louis D. Brandeis

 

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But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.
~ Homer

 

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Concerning God, freewill and destiny: Of all that earth has been or yet may be, all that vain men imagine or believe, or hope can paint or suffering may achieve, we descanted.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

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Debate is the death of conversation.
~ Emil Ludwig

 

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Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
~ Marie Ebner-Eschenbach

 

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He that blows the coals in quarrels that he has nothing to do with, has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

 

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Hear one side and you will be in the dark. Hear both and all will be clear.
~ Thomas C. Haliburton

 

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