Argument Quotes

I’m trying to cover a wide variety of topics I’ve never written about before.

Here’s one on argument quotes:

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

2. A long dispute means that both parties are wrong. -Voltaire

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

4. Behind every argument is someone’s ignorance. -Louis Brandeis

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

6. Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding. -Andre Gide

7. Men argue, nature acts. -Voltaire

8. It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it. -Spanish Proverb

9. Men’s arguments often prove nothing but their wishes. -Charles Caleb Corton

10. Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause. -Victor Hugo

11. People generally quarrel because they cannot argue. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

12. It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them. -Pierre De Beaumarchais

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

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

15. Weakness on both sides is the motto of all quarrels. -Voltaire

16. There’s nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear. -Daniel Dennett

17. The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it. -Edgar Watson Howe

18. The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress. -Joseph Loubert

19. The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right. -Lord Quintin Hogg

20. The argument of the strongest is always the best. -Jean De La Fontaine

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    • Godiraone
    • January 21, 2010


    • David Parrish
    • January 22, 2010

    Now this one is a real gem. “Behind every argument is someone’s ignorance.” -Louis Brandeis. I’ll put it in my pocket and try to remember to take a look at it from time to time.

    • David Parrish
    • January 22, 2010

    This one wins my best quote of the day vote: “There’s nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear.” -Daniel Dennet I think I could get along with Daniel Dennet.

    • Brett Linamen
    • September 1, 2010

    wow, nice idea to put argument quotes in a blog. Check out mine for some inspirational quotes.

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