Quotation Explorer - 'Arguments'

The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it. - George Bernard Shaw
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. - Josh Billings
If someone is angry with you, it has a reason. To know just put yourself in the same condition and at the place of that one and talk the same arguments - Pawan Mehra
But Jesus, our Advocate, presents an effectual plea in behalf of all who by repentance and faith have committed the keeping of their souls to Him.He pleads their cause, and by the mighty arguments of Calvary vanquishes their accuser. - Ellen G. White
If we put our money where our mouth is, arguments will become less egocentric and more reasonable. - Sola Kosoko
A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself. - Maurice Edelman
Rational arguments don't usually work on religious people. Otherwise, there wouldn't be religious people. - Doris Egan
Twelve-year-olds are eager to turn everything into arguments but don't have the cognitive skills to win them. - Linda Perlstein
Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.
Verbal arguments should always be suspect. - Lee Spetner
If you put forward arguments and justifications when you are annoyed, you give out more information to your opponent - Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Men write many fine and plausible arguments in support of monarchy, but the fact remains that where every man has a voice, brutal laws are impossible. - Mark Twain
[T]he success of democracy depends, in the end, on the reliability of the judgments we citizens make, and hence upon our capacity and determination to weigh arguments and evidence rationally. - Irving M. Copi
I have no interest in anything so frivolous as the bona fide religion or mankind's pathetic debate over whose version of the church is correct. Circular arguments over the semantics of faith hold no interest for me. Those are questions answered only through death! - m.ralte
Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments. - Isaac Asimov
Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable. - Joseph Addison
Unless I am convinced by proofs from Scriptures or by plain and clear reasons and arguments, I can and will not retract, for it is neither safe nor wise to do anything against conscience. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen. - Martin Luther
if you are using probability arguments wit yourself, you are saying: I want to live a life like everybody else! By definition, an exceptional life is a life of low probability. - Derric Yuh Ndim
Use soft words and hard arguments. - English Proverb
Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.
It really hurts when I see two good friends arenot talking to each other from long ago. Life isjust for once. There are so many arguments youcan win with but you are gonna lose the person - Pawan Mehra
Unnecessary Counter arguments. Can expose your ignorance and stupidity. - Talees Rizvi
[I]t kind of terrified me to imagine myself spending the rest of my life tinkering on the margins of the small arguments. - Lawrence Lessig
Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing. - Oscar Wilde
As a rationalist, pragmatist, and a scientist I rarely involve myself in the cosmological arguments of the creation of the universe. - Debasish Mridha
historical arguments; traditional apologetics breaks down here. Since man is here dealing with God and this by definition means with the invisible, impalpable, uncontrollable, only one attitude is appropriate and required : believing trust, trusting faith. - Hans Küng
For they are yet ear-kissing arguments. - William Shakespeare
I prefer to make up my own quotes and attribute them to very smart people, so that I can use them to win arguments - Albert Einstein
A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about.
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
Arguments should always be held in private. Audiences inflate the ego. - L.J Vanier
for to the arguments of great thinkers there is no end, the idea of argument itself being a tool to improve the mind, the sharpest of all tools, born of the love of knowledge, which is to say, philosophy. - Salman Rushdie
A poet's work . . . to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep. - Salman Rushdie
Most gun control arguments miss the point. If all control boils fundamentally to force, how can one resist aggression without equal force? How can a truly free state exist if the individual citizen is enslaved to the forceful will of individual or organized aggressors? It cannot. - Tiffany Madison
The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Nothing so sharpens the thought process as writing down one's arguments. Weaknesses overlooked in oral discussion become painfully obvious on the written page. - Hyman G. Rickover
What you owe your critics are your RESULTS not explanations not defence just RESULTS.Evidence terminates Arguments. - Fela Durotoye
Showing respect for others when they don’t agree with you, and during the times when you don’t agree with them as well, helps to avoid arguments that serve no good purpose. This approach can lead to getting things accomplished peacefully. - Ellen J. Barrier
Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers. - J. Sidlow Baxter
Ultimately, all arguments against markets are arguments against anarchy. Marx understood this much, at least. - Jeffrey Tucker
Apparently people don't like the truth, but I do like it; I like it because it upsets a lot of people. If you show them enough times that their arguments are bullshit, then maybe just once, one of them will say, 'Oh! Wait a minute - I was wrong.' I live for that happening. Rare, I assure you - Lemmy Kilmister
Always remember when it comes to family arguments and disputes. "Blood is thicker than anger. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
I don’t even pretend to believe I know everything; I just believe in arguments God told me I had a pretty good chance of winning, while I was traveling through hell. - Shannon L. Alder
LADY BRACKNELLThis noise is extremely unpleasant. It sounds as if he was having an argument. I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing. - Oscar Wilde
We are not won by arguments that we can analyze but by tone and temper, by the manner which is the man himself. - Samuel Butler
With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plea; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost. - William Lloyd Garrison
How beggarly appear arguments before a defiant deed! - Walt Whitman
nobody tells us as little girls that we may fall in love and have moments of hating our beloved, or have ridiculous arguments at 2 AM over something that neither person understands. - S.A.R.K.
Nowadays people have forgotten about morality and virtue, but they know how to resolve arguments. Look, what’s happening. We lead wars with measurements, dafters and calculations. We do not speak to inspire, we endeavour to create massacre and engulf as many people as we can. Where did we miss? - Alexander Zalan
A philosopher is someone who promotes moral excellence, argues for moral excellence, and gets other people to behave morally and excellently based on those arguments. - Stefan Molyneux
When you talk with people, one of the arguments they'll throw back at you is that the climate has always changed, and that is absolutely right. It's the rate of change that is the problem right now. It's changing so quickly that it exceeds the adaptive capacity of some species. - Michael Crimmins
My religion starts from where your arguments end. - Capt Kunal Narayan Uniyal
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers. - William Penn
The host took care to produce one or another of these whenever the current subjects seemed about used up, so that the conversation gathered new life and at the same time steered clear of political arguments, which are hindersome to both ingestion and digestion. - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Almost all arguments for skepticism make reference to seemingly ridiculous possibilities—we are being deceived by an evil demon, life is just a dream, we are brains in vats. You might propose psychoanalysis, rather than philosophical reflection, for anyone who worries about these possibilities. - Richard Feldman
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