It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
— Pierre De Beaumarchais
I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality.
— argue quotation by James Joyce
When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you.
A wit should no more be sincere, than a woman constant;
one argues a decay of parts, as to other of beauty.
It is difficult, if not impossible, to argue that laws written in the 1970s are adequate for today's intelligence challenges.
I had hoped you would protest, but please don't argue.
People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
There is no arguing with him, for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it.
If you argue with a woman and win, you lose.
Some theories are good for nothing except to be argued about.
When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them.
Never argue with your wife about hostility when she's a certified Freudian.
So we should all, me included, stop fighting each other and arguing about our differences on certain policies.
If this work seems so threatening, this is because it isn't simply eccentric or strange, but competent, rigorously argued, and carrying conviction.
You may easily play a joke on a man who likes to argue -- agree with him.
Why prove to a man he is wrong? Is that going to make him like you? Why not let him save face? He didn't ask for your opinion. He didn't want it. Why argue with him? You can't win an argument, because if you lose, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it. Why? You will feel fine. But what about him? You have made him feel inferior, you hurt his pride, insult his intelligence, his judgment, and his self-respect, and he'll resent your triumph. That will make him strike back, but it will never make him want to change his mind. A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.
Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument.
I detest life-insurance agents: they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.
I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality.