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There's nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear.
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.
After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the continuation of resistance by other means.
Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.
An argument fatal to the communist theory, is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property is one of the elements of our nature.
Argument is to me the air I breathe. Given any proposition, I cannot help believing the other side and defending it.
Free speech gives us the ability to react vigorously with effective arguments and expose the weakness and misdirection of the other side's claims.
The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument.
No references to the need to fight terror can be an argument for restricting human rights.
Liberty is a great celestial Goddess, strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds, nor by arguments of unbridled passion, nor by the hatred of class against class.
The response of anybody interested in liberty is that we all have a say and the ability to have an argument is exactly what liberty is, even though it may never be resolved. In any authoritarian society the possessor of power dictates, and if you try and step outside he will come after you.
Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
Argument is meant to reveal the truth, not to create it.
Edward de Bono
The only driver stronger than an economic argument to do something is the war argument, the I-don't-want-to-die argument.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Arguments about Scripture achieve nothing but a stomachache and a headache.
The most important thing 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 too much apparent loss of face.
Sydney J. Harris
Writers have an opinion about the world and offer arguments about the world. They should offer contemplation.
A poet's work is to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue.
Evolution has long been the target of illogical arguments that use presumption.
Marilyn vos Savant
Dependency arguments often come from elites - either aid agencies or governments - and say something about attitudes to poor people.
Political debate with liberals is basically impossible in America today because liberals are calling names while conservatives are trying to make arguments.
I don't feel that an atmosphere of debate and total disagreement and argument is such a bad thing. It makes for a vital and alive field.
Men have defined the parameters of every subject. All feminist arguments, however radical in intent or consequence, are with or against assertions or premises implicit in the male system, which is made credible or authentic by the power of men to name.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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