Quotes About Argument

My pappy told me never to bet my bladder against a brewery or get into an argument with people who buy ink by the barrel.
Lane Kirkland

People are generally better persuaded by the reason which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come to the minds of others.
Blaise Pascal

There is no such test of a man’s superiority of character as in the well-conducting of an unavoidable quarrel.
Sir Henry Taylor

No matter what side of an argument you’re on, you always find some people on your side that you wish were on the other side.
Jascha Heifetz

How come nobody wants to argue with me?  Is it because I’m always so right?
Jim Bouton

It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel. It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
Dean William R. Inge

When people agree with me, I always feel that I must be wrong.
Oscar Wilde

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

I am not arguing with you — I am telling you.
James McNeill Whistler

When people are least sure, they are often most dogmatic.
John Kenneth Galbraith

My sad conviction is that people can only agree about what they’re not really interested in.
Bertrand Russell

The best way of answering a bad argument is to let it go on.
Sydney Smith

I dislike arguments of any kind.  They are always vulgar, and often convincing.
Oscar Wilde

The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being right.
Lord Hailsham

My idea of a disagreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Benjamin Disraeli

I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.
Charles de Gaulle

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance.
Robert Quillen

The quiet shaft of ridicule ofttimes does more than argument.
William Scarborough



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