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Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable.

Joseph Addison

He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.


I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me.

Dave Barry

Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions.

Eric Temple Bell

There is only one way to defeat the enemy, and that is to write as well as one can. The best argument is an undeniably good book.

Saul Bellow

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many a long dispute among divines may be thus abridged: It is so. It is not so. It is so. It is not so.

Benjamin Franklin

Quarrels would not last long if the fault were on only one side.

Franois de La Rochefoucauld

The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion, but rather to know it.

Andr Maurois

One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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


A married couple are well suited when both partners usually feel the need for a quarrel at the same time.

Jean Rostand

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

William Shakespeare

I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job.

Margaret Thatcher