Quotations on Arguments

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Supreme Court arguments and decisions are fascinating to a few of us and really pretty boring to most.
- Dan Abrams
(Keywords: Arguments, Court, Decisions, Pretty)

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)

Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, owing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about.
- Robert Benchley
(Keywords: Arguments, Being, Fact, Party, Talking)

Liberty is a great celestial Goddess, strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds, nor by arguments of unbridled passion, nor by the hatred of class against class.
- Annie Besant
(Keywords: Arguments, Class, Crowds, Hatred, Liberty, Nation, Passion)

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
- Josh Billings
(Keywords: Arguments, Silence)

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)

We are not won by arguments that we can analyze, but by tone and temper; by the manner, which is the man himself.
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Keywords: Arguments, Man, Temper)

We are not won by arguments that we can analyse but by tone and temper, by the manner which is the man himself.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Arguments, Man, Temper)

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)

When every one of your arguments is characterized an attempt to bring back slavery or resegregate lunch counters, it's a little hard to have any sort of productive debate.
- Ann Coulter
(Keywords: Arguments, Debate, Slavery)

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)

Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, knowing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about.
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Keywords: Arguments, Being, Fact, Party, Talking)

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)

I mean the only thing that is hopefully good about us is after the arguments we can actually still face each other the next day or the day after and talk about something else and sort of get over it.
- John Deacon
(Keywords: Arguments, Day, Talk)

Arguments, like children, should be like the subject that begets them.
- Thomas Dekker
(Keywords: Arguments, Children)

Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments.
- Marie Dressler
(Keywords: Arguments, Fact)

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)

Thirty years ago, many economists argued that inflation was a kind of minor inconvenience and that the cost of reducing inflation was too high a price to pay. No one would make those arguments today.
- Martin Feldstein
(Keywords: Arguments, Inflation, Today, Years)

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)

I should have known better. Pro-life arguments are now based on scientific evidence and the pro-choice arguments are not. That is a cultural, historical fact.
- Stanley Fish
(Keywords: Arguments, Fact, Now)

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)

In the discovery of secret things and in the investigation of hidden causes, stronger reasons are obtained from sure experiments and demonstrated arguments than from probable conjectures and the opinions of philosophical speculators of the common sort.
- William Gilbert
(Keywords: Arguments, Causes, Discovery, Investigation, Opinions)

Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.
- Frederick The Great
(Keywords: Arguments, Forget, Rights, Kings)

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)

Before impugning an opponent's motives, even when they legitimately may be impugned, answer his arguments.
- Sidney Hook
(Keywords: Arguments, May, Motives)

If you can't answer a man's arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.
- Elbert Hubbard
(Keywords: Arguments, Man, Names)

Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice.
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Keywords: Arguments, Logic, Malice)

All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Arguments, Evil, Poverty)

There's nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear.
- Rose Kennedy
(Keywords: Arguments, Nothing)

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



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