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The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
H. L. Mencken
The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers.
We must reinforce argument with results.
Booker T. Washington
Keep cool; anger is not an argument.
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.
But, you know, there's still an argument, there's still ten states that outlaw premarital sex, and many more states where adultery is still outlawed and a crime.
I do insist on making what I hope is sense so there's always a coherent narrative or argument that the reader can follow.
CCTV is seen either as a symbol of Orwellian dystopia or a technology that will lead to crime-free streets and civil behaviour. While arguments continue, there is very little solid data in the public domain about the costs, quantity and effectiveness of surveillance.
Religion is not going to come up with any new arguments.
Whenever I run into prejudice. I smile and feel sorry for them, and I say to myself, There's one more argument for birth control.
Let us not become so intense in our zeal to do good by winning arguments or by our pure intention in disputing doctrine that we go beyond good sense and manners, thereby promoting contention, or say and do imprudent things, invoke cynicism, or ridicule with flippancy.
James E. Faust
We run into some pretty tough arguments sometimes, but the idea is that at the end of the day, my wife and I realize that we'll always be holding each other's hand. This is a lifelong relationship, and after 12 years she hasn't gotten rid of me yet.
You are free to reject God. Make sure that you're really rejecting God, not some caricature of God that the church has shown you. But I, one, respect a God who not only allows us to reject Him but includes the arguments we can use against Him in the Bible. I respect that.
The most powerful argument of all for saving open space is economics; in most states, tourism is the number two industry.
I passionately believe that's it's not just what you say that counts, it's also how you say it - that the success of your argument critically depends on your manner of presenting it.
Alain de Botton
Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.
Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Don't treat your heart like an action figure wrapped in plastic and never used. And don't try to give me that nerd argument that your heart is a 'Batman' with a limited-edition silver bat-erang and therefore if it stays in its original packing it increases in value.
Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup.
Of all the arguments against voluntary euthanasia, the most influential is the 'slippery slope': once we allow doctors to kill patients, we will not be able to limit the killing to those who want to die.
What convinces is conviction. Believe in the argument you're advancing. If you don't you're as good as dead. The other person will sense that something isn't there, and no chain of reasoning, no matter how logical or elegant or brilliant, will win your case for you.
Lyndon B. Johnson
A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
James Russell Lowell
If anything interferes with my inner peace, I will walk away. Arguments with family members. All that stuff. None of it matters.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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