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Somebody has to have the last word. If not, every argument could be opposed by another and we'd never be done with it.

Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.

Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow; its force depends on the strength of the hand that draws it. - But argument is like an arrow from a cross bow, which has equal force if drawn by a child or a man.

The first duty of a wise advocate is to convince his opponents that he understands their arguments, and sympathises with their just feelings.

The goal of an argument should be progress, not victory.

The soundest argument will produce no more conviction in an empty head than the most superficial declamation; a feather and a guinea fall with equal velocity in a vacuum.

The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.

There is no dispute managed without passion, and yet there is scarce a dispute worth a passion.

There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.

Weak arguments are often thrust b­fore my path; but although they are most unsubstantial, it is not easy to destroy them. There is not a more difficult feat known than to cut through a cushion with a sword.

When a man argues for victory and not for truth, he is sure of just one ally, that is the devil. - Not the defeat of the intellect, but the acceptance of the heart is the only true object in fighting with the sword of the spirit.

When Bishop Berkeley said, "there was no matter," And proved it - 'twas no matter what he said.

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.

Wise men argue causes; fools decide them.


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