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Picture quote by Melinda Gates about strength

A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. ⏤ Melinda Gates

Picture quote about ignorance

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument.

Picture quote by Desmond Tutu about conflict

Don't raise your voice, improve your argument. ⏤ Desmond Tutu

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Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.

Leonardo da Vinci, artist

Use soft words and hard arguments.

English Proverbs,

Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.

Victor Hugo, author

A long dispute means that both parties are wrong

Voltaire, writer

It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.

Pierre De Beaumarchais,

It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.

Joseph Joubert, writer

Soft words win hard hearts.


The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

Winston Churchill, politician

There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.

Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

It is the briefest yet wisest maxim which tells us to meddle not.

Charles Caleb Colton, writer

He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.

Joseph Conrad, novelist

The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you.

Kin Hubbard, cartoonist

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.

Josh Billings, comedian

Wise men argue cases, fools decide them.

Anacharsis, philosopher

Sir, I have found you an argument. I am not obliged to find you an understanding.

Samuel Johnson, author

The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going.

George Carlin, comedian

A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about.


When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

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

Aesop, author

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

Andre Maurois, writer

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, poet

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.

Dale Carnegie, writer

It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it.


People who know the least always argue the most.


I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.

Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

Argument is meant to reveal the truth, not to create it.

Edward De Bono, psychologist

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.

Bertrand Russell, philosopher

Silence is argument carried out by other means.

Che Guevara, revolutionary

You punch me, I punch back. I do not believe it's good for ones self-respect to be a punching bag.

Edward Koch, politician

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.

Andre Gide, novelist

Books and harlots have their quarrels in public.

Walter Benjamin, critic

But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.

Homer, poet

Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.

Samuel Butler, poet

Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.

Hubert Humphrey, politician

Weakness on both sides is, the motto of all quarrels.

Voltaire, writer

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.

Colin Powell, statesman

A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.

Charles Caleb Colton, writer

Men argue, nature acts.

Voltaire, writer

In Vegas, I got into a long argument with the man at the roulette wheel over what I considered to be an odd number.

Steven Wright, comedian

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


You never need an argument against the use of violence, you need an argument for it.

Noam Chomsky, activist

How beggarly appear arguments before a defiant deed!

Walt Whitman, poet

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.

John Morley, statesman

When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.

William Hazlitt, critic

Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable.

Joseph Addison, writer

When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you.

Irving Layton, poet

My wife was too beautiful for words, but not for arguments.

John Barrymore, actor

Soft words are hard arguments.

Thomas Fuller, clergyman

There are usually two sides to every argument but no end.


Every real thought on every real subject knocks the wind out of somebody or other.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, writer

Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.

Louis D. Brandeis, judge

As set forth by theologians, the idea of 'God' is an argument that assumes its own conclusions, and proves nothing.

Johann Most, revolutionary

A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher

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, leader

If you argue with a woman and win, you lose.


When I'm alone, I can sleep crossways in bed without an argument.

Zsa Zsa Gabor, actress

Well, we can't say any more than we can say there is no god, there is no afterlife. We can only say there is no persuasive evidence for or argument for it.

Christopher Hitchens, author

The argument of the strongest is always the best.

Jean De La Fontaine, poet

I had a lovers quarrel with the world.

Robert Frost, poet

Is it possible to covet a much longer life for one's self and be as devoted to the well-being of the next generation? It's a long argument.

Leon Kass, educator

People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.

G. K. Chesterton, writer

When two quarrel, both are in the wrong.


The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.

Joseph Joubert, writer

There is no arguing with him, for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it.

Oliver Goldsmith, poet

Information, usually seen as the precondition of debate, is better understood as its by-product.

Christopher Lasch, historian

A sure way of getting the last word in an argument is to say you right.


In a false quarrel there is no true valor.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.

Edward W. Howe,

The argument on the other side of special rights is completely bogus. It's bogus because you could make exactly the same claim about racial or ethnic or religious minorities.

Tom Allen, politician

Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.

Marie EbnerEschenbach,

Hear one side and you will be in the dark. Hear both and all will be clear.

Thomas C. Haliburton,

Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.

Erma Bombeck, humorist

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

E. T. Bell, mathematician

Two dogs strive for a bone and the third one runs off with it.


A flourishing, morally credible media is a vital component in the maintenance of genuinely public talk, argument about common good.

Rowan D. Williams, clergyman

My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never.

Jack Benny, comedian

Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument.

Richard Whately, writer

The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.

Jawaharlal Nehru, leader

A defeated argument that refuses to be obliterated can remain very alive.

Amartya Sen,

It's the duty of a lawyer to represent anyone for whom a responsible argument could be made.

Lloyd Norton Cutler, lawyer

No references to the need to fight terror can be an argument for restricting human rights.

Vladimir Putin, statesman

History is full of really good stories. That's the main reason I got into this racket: I want to make the argument that history is interesting.

Sarah Vowell, author

An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.

Thomas Jefferson, president

Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him.

Samuel Butler, poet

I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad soldiers; we will settle this matter by lunch time.

Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor

When good people have a falling out, only one of them may be at fault at first; but if the strife continues long, usually both become guilty.

Thomas Fuller, clergyman

In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing.

Matthew Prior, poet

The dust of controversy is merely the falsehood flying off.

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

There's always that argument to make - that you're in better company historically if people don't understand what you're doing.

Elliott Smith, musician

The main point for me is moral; animals are sentient beings. I know for some this is a hard argument to accept, but we're not built to eat a lot of meat.

Grace Slick, musician

... the hydrostatic paradox of controversy. Don't you know what that means? Well, I will tell you. You know that, if you had a bent tube, one arm of which was of the size of a pipe-stem, and the other big enough to hold the ocean, water would stand at the same height in one as in the other. Controversy equalizes fools and wise men in the same way. And the fools know it.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, writer

No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other.

Jascha Heifetz, musician

Heat and animosity, contest and conflict, may sharpen the wits, although they rarely do; they never strengthen the understanding, clear the perspicacity, guide the judgment, or improve the heart.

Walter Savage Landor, poet

They believed that Britain was in Ireland defending their own interests, therefore the Irish had the right to use violence to put them out. My argument was that that type of thinking was out of date.

John Hume, politician

There are clear cases in which "understanding" literally applies and clear cases in which it does not apply; and these two sorts of cases are all I need for this argument.

John Searle, philosopher

The most important tactic in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without an embarrassing loss of face.

Sydney J. Harris, journalist

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