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It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it. Joseph Joubert#Argument 90
Joseph Joubert#Argument 90
All great ideas are controversial, or have been at one time. Gilbert Seldes#Argument 79
Gilbert Seldes#Argument 79
Argument is meant to reveal the truth, not to create it. Edward De Bono#Argument 76
Edward De Bono#Argument 76
In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing. Matthew Prior#Argument 72
Matthew Prior#Argument 72
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#Argument 70
Walter Savage Landor#Argument 70
Books and harlots have their quarrels in public. Walter Benjamin#Argument 70
Walter Benjamin#Argument 70
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak. Michel de Montaigne#Argument 69
Michel de Montaigne#Argument 69
People who know the least always argue the most. Source Unknown#Argument 69
Source Unknown#Argument 69
At times to be silent is to lie. You will win because you have enough brute force. But you will not convince. For to convince you need to persuade. And in order to persuade you would need what you lack: Reason and Right. Miguel de Unamuno#Argument 68
Miguel de Unamuno#Argument 68
I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad soldiers; we will settle this matter by lunch time. Napoleon Bonaparte#Argument 68
Napoleon Bonaparte#Argument 68
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