Quotations on Arguments

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Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love. If I do not love a person I am not moved to help him by proofs that he is in need; if I do love him, I wait for no proof of a special need to urge me to help him.
- Roland Allen
(Keywords: Love, Arguments, Beliefs, Help, Proof, Zeal)

When you're on tour you definitely don't want lots of arguments. It's very important that everybody gets on because you're in close proximity a great deal of the time.
- Joan Armatrading
(Keywords: Time, Arguments, Want)

So if you're on tour for eight months, a year... or whatever it is you definitely don't want arguments and I'm happy to say that I've always had a really nice bunch of people around me all the time.
- Joan Armatrading
(Keywords: Time, People, Arguments, Months, Want)

Our reports about civilian casualties here, about the resistance of the Iraqi forces, are going back to the United States. It helps those who oppose the war when you challenge the policy to develop their arguments.
- Peter Arnett
(Keywords: War, Policy, Arguments, Challenge, states, United)

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
(Keywords: Argument, Arguments, Fire, Man, Mind)

The strongest arguments prove nothing so long as the conclusions are not verified by experience. Experimental science is the queen of sciences and the goal of all speculation.
- Roger Bacon
(Keywords: Science, Experience, Goal, Arguments, Nothing, Queen)

To read the report of a discussion in which arguments for and against are presented, in which a subject has been covered from different points of view, with new ideas advanced - this is far more instructive than to read a brief account of the resolution passed on the matter.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: Ideas, Arguments, Resolution)

My wife was too beautiful for words, but not for arguments.
- John Barrymore
(Keywords: Wife, Arguments, Words)

Frank was the BOSS and was not open to anything that was not from his head. There were no arguments about music because if you did, he would show you where the door was. Period.
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Keywords: Music, Boss, Arguments, Open)

Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Death, Men, Arguments, Seriousness, Sincerity)

There are legitimate, even powerful arguments, to be made against the Bush administration's foreign policy. But those arguments are complicated, hard to explain, and, in the end, not all that sensational.
- Tucker Carlson
(Keywords: Policy, Arguments, End, Foreign policy)

I guess some people are brilliant enough to be brilliant on their own and never doubt anything and come up with fabulous things. But I think it's good to get into arguments with people and have them say, 'That sucks' or 'You're crazy' or 'That's cheesy"'or 'What do you think of this?'
- Madonna Ciccone
(Keywords: People, Arguments, Doubt)

I'd be perfectly happy never to have to answer anything again about how I work with Ethan, or whether we have arguments, or... you know what I mean? I've been answering those questions for 20 years. I suppose it's interesting to people.
- Joel Coen
(Keywords: Work, People, Arguments, Questions, Years)

Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Keywords: Men, Arguments, Nothing, Wishes)

Political debate with liberals is basically impossible in America today because liberals are calling names while conservatives are trying to make arguments.
- Ann Coulter
(Keywords: America, Arguments, Debate, Liberals, Names, Today, Trying)

Reasoned arguments and suggestions which make allowance for the full difficulties of the state of war that exists may help, and will always be listened to with respect and sympathy.
- Stafford Cripps
(Keywords: War, Sympathy, Arguments, Difficulties, Help, May, Respect, State, Will)

I wish the government and the Minister of Justice would address these legal and constitutional arguments, but they refuse to. They want Canadians to go blindly into their brave new world, but it is not wise for a society to move blindly in any direction.
- Stockwell Day
(Keywords: Government, Legal, Society, Arguments, Direction, Justice, Want, World)

Men have defined the parameters of every subject. All feminist arguments, however radical in intent or consequence, are with or against assertions or premises implicit in the male system, which is made credible or authentic by the power of men to name.
- Andrea Dworkin
(Keywords: Men, Power, Arguments, Name, Radical)

Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.
- Tryon Edwards
(Keywords: God, Arguments, Facts)

Sometimes the only thing we women want is a dick and no arguments. What could make us happier?
- Linda Fiorentino
(Keywords: Women, Arguments, Want)

I do notice that when I've been away and I come back to London. People look at you. People are ready to pick arguments.
- Colin Firth
(Keywords: People, Arguments, London)

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
- Milton Friedman
(Keywords: Belief, Arguments, Freedom)

A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
- Milton Friedman
(Keywords: Belief, Arguments, Economy, Freedom, Want)

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.
- William Lloyd Garrison
(Keywords: Men, Arguments, Reason, Waste, Will)

There is not a single extant study that supports all the arguments against men being with their children. It's absolute bollocks.
- Bob Geldof
(Keywords: Men, Arguments, Being, Children, Study)

I've had a few arguments with people, but I never carry a grudge. You know why? While you're carrying a grudge, they're out dancing.
- Buddy Hackett
(Keywords: People, Arguments, Dancing)

Dependency arguments often come from elites - either aid agencies or governments - and say something about attitudes to poor people.
- Paul Harvey
(Keywords: People, Arguments, Poor)

I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side.
- Katharine Butler Hathaway
(Keywords: Fear, Decision, Arguments, Being)

Once again we have misleading climate change pronouncements being based on data errors, data errors detected by non-UN, non-IPCC, non-peer-reviewed external observers. This is exactly what happens when you base your arguments on 'consensus science' and not scientific fact.
- Doug L. Hoffman
(Keywords: Change, Science, Arguments, Being, Climate, Climate change, Errors, Fact, Misleading)

Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought.
- Milan Kundera
(Keywords: Thought, Arguments, Effort, Nothing)

Notwithstanding these major arguments the wave theory initially did not meet with complete acceptance.
- Max von Laue
(Keywords: Acceptance, Arguments, Theory)

It's finding those nonsensical pieces of conversation that we all do all the time. We do all the time. When we're talking on the telephone, there are arguments with people who agree when they both think that they disagree.
- Barry Levinson
(Keywords: Time, People, Arguments, Conversation, Talking)

I mean, you go to the internet and you can see all these conversations and arguments that our fans have about our music and that's wonderful to know, that people would take the time to be that involved.
- Alex Lifeson
(Keywords: Music, Time, People, Arguments, Fans, Internet)

Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.
- John Locke
(Keywords: Truth, Dream, Knowledge, Arguments, Nothing)

A review was published in Nature, very scathing, essentially calling me incompetent, though they didn't use that word. I am putting a reply on my Web site in a few days, where I go through their arguments, paragraph by paragraph.
- Bjorn Lomborg
(Keywords: Nature, Arguments, Word)

When a business group tells us there is nothing wrong with the environment, naturally they may have good arguments, but we are also sceptical, because we know that they have an interest in these things.
- Bjorn Lomborg
(Keywords: Business, Arguments, Environment, Interest, May, Nothing, Wrong)

By our Heavenly Father and only because of God, only because of God. We're like other couples. We do not get along perfectly; we do not go without arguments and, as I call them, fights, and heartache and pain and hurting each other. But a marriage is three of us.
- Barbara Mandrell
(Keywords: Marriage, Father, God, Arguments, Pain)

Parents should conduct their arguments in quiet, respectful tones, but in a foreign language. You'd be surprised what an inducement that is to the education of children.
- Judith Martin
(Keywords: Education, Arguments, Children, Language, Parents, Quiet)

If a person can be said to have the wrong attitude, there is no need to pay attention to his arguments.
- John McCarthy
(Keywords: Attitude, Arguments, Attention, Wrong)

I think it's always dangerous to make political arguments in a religiously ideological way. And it's very dangerous to treat as traitors to the American nation those who think differently.
- Adam Michnik
(Keywords: American, Arguments, Nation)

The power I exert on the court depends on the power of my arguments, not on my gender.
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Keywords: Power, Arguments, Court, Gender)

Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.
- William Penn
(Keywords: Truth, Arguments, Coolness, Nothing, Reason, Right)

I believe that President Clinton considered the legal merits of the arguments for the pardon as he understood them, and he rendered his judgment, wise or unwise, on the merits.
- John Podesta
(Keywords: Legal, Arguments, Judgment, President)

Unhappy, let alone angry, religious people provide more persuasive arguments for atheism and secularism than do all the arguments of atheists.
- Dennis Prager
(Keywords: People, Arguments, Atheism, Religious)

If you desire to be pure, have firm faith, and slowly go on with your devotional practices without wasting your energy in useless scriptural discussions and arguments. Your little brain will otherwise be muddled.
- Ramakrishna
(Keywords: Faith, Arguments, Desire, Energy, Will)

The Industry's at war. I think it's about control. You can make all of the financial arguments that the industry has been shooting itself in the foot, but it is an industry built on a foundation of ownership and exploitation of intellectual property rights.
- Don Rose
(Keywords: War, Control, Financial, Arguments, Exploitation, Rights, Ownership, Property)

A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
- Salman Rushdie
(Keywords: Work, Arguments, Name, Sleep, World)

Do not let arguments of expediency persuade you. That is the slow road to oblivion. That is the tortured path to undoing step by step, bit by bit, as the river creates a canyon, the way of life that we love.
- Charles Schumer
(Keywords: Life, Love, Arguments, Expediency, Road)

All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals.
- Peter Singer
(Keywords: Superiority, Animals, Arguments, Man, Suffering)

Well, it's 15 years since Sex, Lies And Videotape, and if you hang around long enough you're having the same arguments with just a new set of people every few years and it gets boring.
- Steven Soderbergh
(Keywords: Sex, People, Arguments, Lies, Years)



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