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Arguing Quotes by Thomas de Quincey, John Ashbery, Beck, Adelaide Anne Procter, Winston Churchill, Rajneesh and many others.

Allow me to offer my congratulations on the truly admirable skill you have shown in keeping clear of the mark. Not to have hit once in so many trials, argues the most splendid talents for missing.
Thomas de Quincey
So I cradle this average violin that knows
Only forgotten showtunes, but argues
The possibility of free declamation anchored
To a dull refrain.
John Ashbery
I’ve been arguing with people for 10 years about tape versus digital, and I believe tape is absolutely essential in getting the sound that’s conducive to the enjoyment of music.
The men are much alarmed by certain speculations about women; and well they may be, for when the horse and ass begin to think and argue, adieu to riding and driving.
Adelaide Anne Procter
I’d rather argue against a hundred idiots, than have one agree with me.
Winston Churchill
Zen is not a philosophy, it is poetry. It does not propose, it simply persuades. It does not argue, it simply sings its own song.
It’s not about whether or not someone is a bigot, but whether or not the argument which that someone is arguing is worth being a bigot about.
Criss Jami
No one would argue against the fact that L.A. leads the country in opportunities for being hip and pretentious.
Merrill Markoe
The wise stand out because they see themselves as part of the Whole. They shine because they don’t want to impress. They achieve great things because they don’t look for recognition. Their wisdom is contained in what they are, not their opinions. They refuse to argue, so no-one argues with them.
There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine mission. They are possessed with the sin of pride, they have yielded to the perennial temptation.
Walter Lippmann
If you live in free countries, you don’t have to spend all your life arguing about freedom because it is all around you. It seems redundant to make a lot of noise about something when, in fact, there it is. But if someone tries to remove it, it becomes important for you to formulate your own defenses of it.
Salman Rushdie
I believe love at first sight is possible. Centuries of literature and art and beauty has been dedicated to that idea, so who am I to argue, even if I’ve never experienced it?
Maggie Grace
A belief is something you will argue about. A conviction is something you will die for.
Howard G. Hendricks
a problem that presents itself as a dilemma carries an unfortunate prescription: to argue instead of act.
Elizabeth Janeway
I mean, there’s no arguing. There is no anything. There is no beating around the bush. ‘You’re fired’ is a very strong term.
Donald Trump
Who of English speech, bred to the traditions of his race, does not recognize Hamlet in his ‘inky cloak’ at a glance? Not to know him would argue one’s self untaught in the chief glories of his language.
George Edward Woodberry
If someone says that I’m the best at anything, I always just agree with them. I’m certainly not gonna argue.
Gilbert Gottfried
Your friend will argue with you.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
It’s hard to argue with the government. Remember, they are they run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, so they must know a thing or two about satisfying women.
Scott Adams
It says in the Bible that if you argue with a fool, you become one. That’s why I don’t talk to Fred Durst!
Brian Molko
Those who are right do not argue. Those who argue are not right.
Servile doubt argues an impotence of mind, that says we fear because we dare not meet misfortunes.
Aaron Hill
The technique of infamy is to start two lies at once and get people arguing heatedly over which is the truth.
Ezra Pound
Arguing with a man doesn’t work.
Laura Schlessinger
We need to stop arguing about Christ and start living like Christ.
William Penn
In the end, we love people into belief. We do not argue them into belief.
Timothy Keller
In academia, left-liberalism is so entrenched its advocates’ debating skills have gone rusty. When you’ve been talking to yourself for decades and imposing speech codes on everyone else, your ability to argue coherently – let alone entertainingly – inevitably wanes.
Andrew Sullivan
The helium which we handle must have been put together at some time and some place. We do not argue with the critic who urges that the stars are not hot enough for this process; we tell him to go and find a hotter place.
Arthur Eddington
Our basic civil liberties are in jeopardy, but we’re going to be spending our time as a society arguing about whether or not schoolchildren should be forced to pay tribute to imaginary invisible beings who live in magical kingdoms in outer space some
Tom Tomorrow
I got out of the elevator and confronted Mr. Wexler. “Killing is wrong.” “We kill chickens,” Mr. Wexler said. “We kill cows. We kill trees. So big deal, we kill some drug dealers.” It was hard to argue with that kind of logic because I like cows and chickens and trees much better than drug dealers.
Janet Evanovich
I’m arguing for progressive positions on behalf of a progressive administration in front of a court who, before Justice [Antonin] Scalia’s death, had a conservative majority that was quite conservative, frankly.
Donald Verrilli Jr.
In the world of comedy, there’s this: “If it’s going badly, get off. If it’s going well, get off”. You can’t argue with that either.
Al Murray
Don’t worry,” I repiled, “I usually don’t argue with the voices.
Elizabeth Chandler
We have to argue forcefully and demand that the government recognise that these programmes do not prevent – mass surveillance does not prevent acts of terrorism.
Edward Snowden
Though the archbishop may rightly argue that they are objectively wrong in their positions, I don’t understand how he can presume to know the consciences of Vice President [Joe] Biden and Senator [Tim] Kaine sufficiently to question the genuineness of their faith and condemn them personally.
John I. Jenkins
If you delve into and a part of the political wars, the – as I would call it, the arguing ad infinitum. It never ends, and very few people I’ve noticed ever change their mind.
Phil Robertson
How can you argue with a woman who won’t?
Robert A. Heinlein
Are gun rights advocates arguing that roving gangs…shooting innocent bystanders constitutes a ‘well-regulated militia’?
Bill Hicks
I think our first scene was us arguing, and nobody wants to argue with Angela Bassett, but the thing about it was that all of the nerves I had going into it were immediately kind of quelled as soon as I got to the set. Becasue she’s not Angela Bassett, she’s just Angela Bassett.
Oliver Stark
The safest thing is always to try to convert everything that is in us and around us into action; let the others talk and argue about it as they please.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is always a certain glamour about the idea of a nation rising up to crush an evil simply because it is wrong. Unfortunately, this can seldom be realized in real life; for the very existence of the evil usually argues a moral weakness in the very place where extraordinary moral strength is called for.
W. E. B. Du Bois
While lawyers are arguing about the PATRIOT Act or the America Freedom Act, the point is, the terrorists have moved on, the technologists have moved on, and we, the United States of America, are not taking advantage of the latest and greatest in technology the terrorists are. We need to get smart about it.
Carly Fiorina
I know. I was hoping,” I say. “Exactly. Because you’re desperate,” says Haymitch. I don’t argue because, of course, he’s right.
Suzanne Collins
In some ways, you could argue, television is doing far more interesting work than the movies. It’s more fulfilling.
William Boyd
It is better to discuss things, to argue and engage in polemics than make perfidious plans of mutual destruction.
Mikhail Gorbachev
Paris is certainly one of the most boastful of cities, and you could argue that it has had a lot to boast about: at various times the European centre of power, of civilisation, of the arts, and (self-advertisingly, at least) of love.
Julian Barnes
I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.
Andrew Carnegie
For millennia mankind has believed that nothing can come out of nothing. Today we can argue that everything has come out of nothing. Nobody has to pay for the universe. It is the ultimate free lunch.
Paul Davies
And I think both the left and the right should celebrate people who have different opinions, and disagree with them, and argue with them, and differ with them, but don’t just try to shut them up.
Roger Ebert
What I am trying to argue here [Save Calvinism] and in other works before this one is that the Reformed tradition as I have characterized it is much broader and richer than many of us today imagine. It is not just about “Five Points,” and it was never just about [John ] Calvin’s thought.
Oliver D. Crisp
To freely bloom that is my definition of success. The question then is, How does arguing with our children advance our goal that our children freely bloom.
Gerry Spence
Marriage is a reflection of your life in general: how you treat people, how you argue, how secure you are in your own thoughts. How vehemently do you argue your point of view? With what disdain do you view the other’s point of view?
William Shatner
Did you ever notice how difficult it is to argue with someone who is not obsessed with being right?
Wayne Dyer
Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler and I used to argue for hours about who the best athletes are. I thought football players were better overall.
Warren Moon
The National Rifle Association is always arguing that the Second Amendment determines the right to bear arms. But I think it really is the people’s right to bear arms in a militia. The NRA thinks it protects their right to have Teflon-coated bullets. But that’s not the original understanding.
Robert Bork
August. We were arguing. You want love to be like this every day don’t you? 92 degrees even in the shade.
Jeanette Winterson
One of the first and most difficult steps in a science is to conceive clearly the nature of the magnitudes about which we are arguing.
William Stanley Jevons
My conception of my ideal reader has expanded quite a lot as I’ve matured: Ultimately when I think of my ideal reader, it’s someone who’s not sitting down with the intention of automatically arguing with the book: somebody who’s going to give me enough slack to tell my story.
Paolo Bacigalupi
Well . . . sure good to be together again. Arguing. Almost dying. Abject terror. Oh, look. It’s our floor.
Rick Riordan
Sometimes it is claimed by those who argue that race is just a social construct that the human genome project shows that because people share roughly 99% of their genes in common, that there are no races. This is silly.
J. Philippe Rushton
To reason with goverments, as they have existed for ages, is to argue with brutes. It is only from the nations themselves that reforms can be expected
Thomas Paine
People like me prove that you can survive without romance, even though you end up a bit unbalanced and you tend to argue with your own reflection.
Steven Morrissey
What if you died, and you found out that when you died, we all went to the same place. No Heaven, no Hell, doesn’t matter what you did in life – you all go to the same place, regardless. I know a lot of nice people who will be really pissed off. You’ll see Gandhi arguing with the doorman.
Dana Gould
Libertarians typically argue that particular obligations, at least under normal circumstances, must be created by consent; they cannot be unilaterally imposed by others.
Tom G. Palmer
I remember arguing with my dad to let me dress up to go to a Halloween party in seventh grade, but I never in my childhood went trick-or-treating.
Genndy Tartakovsky
You cannot argue stupidity, you just have to accept it patiently as one of those things.
Nevil Shute
The day-to-day making of policy is arguing all the time. You’re trying to get the right approach and the right answer, and there are moments that aren’t very pleasant. But in the end, you look at the overall product.
Madeleine Albright
Why does this person who is sitting behind a desk and never watches cartoons is arguing about what cartoons should be like. Its so creepy realizing that this person is a lunatic.
Jhonen Vasquez
I agree with those who argue that it is possible to distil from the religions of the world their common values and relevance. As far as I’m concerned I am involved in a complementary process with people who have a moral or spiritual commitment to human rights.
Mary Robinson
Anyone ever tell you you should be a lawyer? (Otto) Only Bill when we argue. Besides, I like killing bloodsuckers too much to ever be one of them. Tabitha Deveraux. Pleased to meet you. (Tabitha)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Rather than waste precious time arguing, I went up and started serving my “sentence” without delay. It was usually about an hour for epigrams; somewhat longer for a paradox.
Peter De Vries
I am not arguing with you – I am telling you.
James Whistler
It is easy for us to tarnish God’s character because He never argues back; He never tries to defend or vindicate himself.
Oswald Chambers
That is life: you have to deal with things, and it’s up to you how you deal with things. That’s what makes you mature or not. If you can get the best out of yourself, that’s all that matters. If you do that, nobody is arguing.
Edgar Davids
Sharing with just your friends doesn’t protect your privacy. I know the people at Facebook will disagree and argue that users can control what is shared with whom. But this is simply an illusion that makes us feel better about all the sharing we have done and are about to do.
Ben Parr
It’s a little awkward to know that the world is going to see you and your mom argue about stupid things and watch me get grounded…again.
Cheyenne Kimball
I argue very well. Just ask any of my remaining friends.
Dave Barry
Some are arguing that the Democrats should resist at every turn [to Donald’s Trump administration], and some Democrats are saying that’s the strategy that Democrats should now employ.
Maxine Waters
I made a game effort to argue but two things were against me: the umpires and the rules.
Leo Durocher
You can tell if someone is about social intercourse or just about browbeating somebody with their opinion. It’s no fun arguing with a closed-minded person.
John Schneider
When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
The fact that more than half of the young black men in any large American city are currently under the control of the criminal justice system (or saddled with criminal records) is not – as many argue – just a symptom of poverty or poor choices, but rather evidence of a new racial caste system at work.
Michelle Alexander
Do not be intimidated by a smart person. It is easier to debate a smart person than to argue with an idiot.
Randall Dale Adams
Most of the time when couples argue, it’s not really about the thing they’re fighting about; there’s a deeper reason why they’re arguing.
Lisa Kleypas
Well I won’t argue about the matter. You always want to argue about things. That is exactly what things were originally made for.
Oscar Wilde
I don’t think that we are capable of anything like this many possible colour responses. Instead I argue that the perception of colour differences between two surfaces viewed side-by-side is a gestalt phenomenon.
David Papineau
I would argue that something dark is lurking between the sexes, and that it is seeping out into cinema.
Romola Garai
As a necessary prerequisite to the creation of new forms of expression one might, I suppose, argue that current sensibilities respond uniquely to the notion of exhaustion as exhaustion, although that does de facto seem rather limiting.
Brian Ferneyhough
When Gold argues the cause, eloquence is impotant.
Publilius Syrus
Hitler had a plausible case to argue when he claimed that the Anschluss was only the application of the Wilsonian principle of self-determination.
Alan Bullock
She sits in the driveway, freezing, for thirty-six minutes. Arguing with herself. Because she thinks she’s in love with him too. And there are two ways she can be a fool in love right now. She chooses the harder one. And knocks on the door.
Lisa McMann
May and I are sisters. We’ll always fight, but we’ll always make up as well. That’s what sisters do: we argue, we point out each other’s frailties, mistakes, and bad judgment, we flash the insecurities we’ve had since childhood, and then we come back together. Until the next time.
Lisa See
In arguing one should meet serious pleading with humor, and humor with serious pleading.
Oliver Goldsmith
When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them.
Evelyn Waugh
As loud voices argue on, let us remember that those who advocate abortion have already been born!
Russell M. Nelson
It’s an interesting place to begin where the country is completely divided into choosing sides, when the only side everyone should be choosing is the side of America, and then politicians essentially should be arguing about the best way to serve America.
Trevor Noah
I ain’t here to argue about his facial features. Or here to convert atheists into believers. I’m just trying to say the way school need teachers the way Kathie Lee needed Regis that’s the way yall need Jesus.
Kanye West
Everybody enjoys arguing about the current state of music because it feels as if you are talking about something incredibly important, yet it requires little understanding of the subject matter at hand. It’s like world politics meets the pink questions in Trivial Pursuit. Points are made but nothing gets accomplished.
John Mayer
There’s a bunch of songs that I call B-sides on the record that you could argue could maybe have some potential commercial success with another artist, but for me, they just felt really whack.
Aaron Bruno
I don’t think that anyone in the pages of ‘War on Peace’ is arguing that diplomacy is the replacement for military power. But, correctly, the job of the military is to think tactically.
Ronan Farrow
The grammarians are arguing.
Whenever one refuses to admit such a self-evident truth, for instance, as that it is wrong to steal, don’t argue with him-search him; the reason may be found in his pocket.
William Jennings Bryan
No one can argue any longer about the rights of women. It’s like arguing about earthquakes.
Lillian Hellman
In my view what you can’t argue for is a system that is neither decisive nor proportional and can be indecisive and disproportionate at the same time.
William Hague
If I talk to black students on campus, they’re not sympathetic to the people who are not sympathetic with [Black Lives Matter movement]. The fact that you want to argue rather than find some common ground, I think, has gotten a lot worse in the last years.
Victor Davis Hanson
A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things.
Thomas Carlyle
The Green-eyed Monster causes much woe, but the absence of this ugly serpent argues the presence of a corpse whose name is Eros.
Minna Antrim
Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions.
Booth Tarkington
I love arguing. I always say that I’ll never win a physical battle, but I can always win a mental battle. I mean, not really, because I never really argue with anyone.
Shailene Woodley
I would argue that we have a patriotic duty to move toward energy independence and clean energy. It is a matter of national security – energy security, climate security, economic security, job security, everything.
Van Jones
Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself.
H. L. Mencken
To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.
Thomas Paine
It’s better not to argue with women.
Vladimir Putin
One could argue [Bob] Corker has been more supportive of [Donald] Trump`s foreign policy skepticism of the establishment than anybody else.
Chuck Todd
If we watch ourselves honestly we shall often find that we have begun to argue against a new idea even before it has been completely stated.
Wilfred Trotter
So long as peace is not attained by law (so argue the advocates of armaments) the military protection of a country must not be undermined, and until such is the case disarmament is impossible.
Ludwig Quidde
You could argue that [the decline of public schools] is one of the major disasters in our lifetimes. We took one of the greatest successes in the history of the earth and turned it into one of the greatest disasters in the history of the earth.
Charlie Munger
Steve Jobs is perhaps the most competitive human being I have ever met in my life, and yet I would argue one of the most artistic human beings I have ever met in my life. You can trash the movies all you want, but they do have an artistic component. And yet brutal competition knows no peers when it comes to Hollywood.
Tom Peters
I love being married. It’s great. But I hate arguing. I hate fighting. You know what I do now? When we get in an argument, I just take her side against me. It’s just easier; it goes quicker. She’s like, “What’s wrong with you?” And I’m like, “I know! Damn it! Argh!”
Louis C. K.
God is an idea that people believe in and I spend time arguing with people that subscribe to that idea(man made idea).
Richard Dawkins
One can argue that in the context of history a few years do not matter. But we live in an age in which every moment counts heavily and the price of delay is human lives.
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Figured Bass (Harmony) and Religion are self-contained things, one should not argue these.
Ludwig van Beethoven
When people start using science to argue for their specific beliefs and delusions, to try to claim that they’re supported by science, then scientists at least have to speak up and say, You re welcome to your delusions, but don’t say that they’re supported by science.
Victor J. Stenger
Because the idea of zombies seems to make sense, and seems to, in a certain sense, be possible, I think one can use that to argue against the thesis that everything is purely physical. Now many people, I think, agree that the idea of zombies are conceivable, including people who want to be physicalists.
David Chalmers
When he looks back, the critic sees a eunuch’s shadow. Who would be a critic if he could be a writer? Who would hammer out the subtlest insight into Dostoevsky if he could weld an inch of the Karamazovs, or argue the poise of Lawrence if he could shape the free gust of life in The Rainbow?
George Steiner
Grandpa didn’t have any idea of customer service. But he wanted to make a living. Eventually, we saw it was not in our best interest to be arguing with customers.
Bruce Nordstrom
You cannot dispute the ridiculous. You cannot argue reasonably with evil.
Alice Hoffman
A good leader should balance what the coronavirus-limited ‘experts’ are arguing for with all other health, safety, security, and well-being concerns. Too few realize that.
Mollie Hemingway
Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover about his taste, nor condemn him, if we are just, for knowing so human a passion.
George Santayana
You know that scenario where roses are red, leaves are green, I love arguing that. ‘Why should they be?’. I hate rules and formulas. That’s so boring. It’s the opposite of creativity. Rules are ridiculous things that are meant to be broken.
Philip Treacy
Only fools argue whether to eat meat or not. They don’t understand truth nor do they meditate on it. Who can define what is meat and what is plant Who knows where the sin lies, being a vegetarian or a non vegetarian
Guru Nanak
I like that free spirit where you can laugh together and argue. I love a writer’s room.
Katie Dippold
The time for arguing about the powers the people want is over. It’s time now to use the powers that we have.
Ruth Davidson
I was married for nine years before my husband and I separated and eventually divorced. Just as I’d watched my parents arguing and fighting, my son watched his parents arguing and fighting. It was like history repeating itself, and I felt terrible about him having to witness that.
Regina King
The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized slaughterhouses of work are also arguing, singing, drinking, dancing, making love, holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry.
Raoul Vaneigem
Novels with a “thesis” don’t interest me. They just don’t – novels that want to “show” something, that want to “argue” something specific. I don’t read novels that are looking to convince me of anything.
Sergio Chejfec
Because you can’t argue with all the fools in the world. It’s easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they’re not paying attention.
Christopher Paolini
I was born to argue… I don’t know why. I mean, from arguing with my teachers and, on occasions, my parents. I think I’ve mastered the art of argument at a fairly young age.
Sean Hannity
I always get the better when I argue alone.
Oliver Goldsmith
It has never made any sense to argue that, unique among the people of the world, Arabs are more concerned on a day-to-day basis about the treatment of people they don’t know than they are about how they’re going to put food on their own tables, or whether their sons will ever find a job.
John Podhoretz
There are those who argue that everything breaks even in this old dump of a world of ours. I suppose these ginks who argue that way hold that because the rich man gets ice in the summer and the poor man gets it in the winter things are breaking even for both. Maybe so, but I’ll swear I can’t see it that way.
Bat Masterson
Science is the art of creating suitable illusions which the fool believes or argues against, but the wise man enjoys for their beauty or their ingenuity, without being blind to the fact that they are human veils and curtains concealing the abysmal darkness of the unknowable
Carl Jung
It’s the perfect solution. We argue all the time. We can’t stand each other. It’s like we’re already married.
Lisa Kleypas
You can’t argue with popularity. Well, you could, but you’d be wrong!
Robbie Williams
Whenever there was chaos in my house, whether it was arguing, being in a cramped space with all of us kids and screaming, I found an empty space where I could just put music on and move.
Misty Copeland
You can’t dispute the ridiculous. You can’t argue reasonably with evil.
Alice Hoffman
An oak and a reed were arguing about their strength. When a strong wind came up, the reed avoided being uprooted by bending and leaning with the gusts of wind. But the oak stood firm and was torn up by the roots.
Lord Rees-Mogg arguesВ that the time for reconciliation in Tibet is passing with the looming departure of its spiritual leader.
William Rees-Mogg
My drawings have been described as pre-internationalist, meaning that they were finished before the ideas for them had occurred to me. I shall not argue the point.
James Thurber
My father worked hard, but we were still very poor; and I didn’t want anybody arguing about money, so I became the entertainer – the one who wanted everyone to be happy. I didn’t want there to be any problems.
Diana Ross
I’m not intelligent enough to be a doctor, and kind of hands down you can’t argue with the worth of that. But I don’t really have an opinion about the worth of making art.
Rupert Friend
There isn’t a theologian in the world who can argue with me on this. God has no gender. If that’s the case, then everything needs to be rewritten now, right now.
Susan Powter
The majority of mankind think that they think; they acquiesce, and suppose that they argue; they flatter themselves that they are holding their own, when they have actually grown up to manhood, with scarcely a conviction that they can call their own. So it was, and so it ever shall be.
E. W. Bullinger
Im a soulless lawyer. Give me any opinion and I can argue it.
Megyn Kelly
‘Is that really the best you can say? An average-looking boy? An awful lot of boys are average-looking, S.Q.!’ And poor S.Q., he just kept arguing that ‘this boy was especially average-looking.’ ” ~ Kate Wetherall, The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart
I am … troubled and grieved when men argue that many women want to be raped and that it does not bother them at all to be raped by men even when they verbally protest. It would be hard to believe that such great villainy is actually pleasant for them.
Christine de Pizan
When people hear that I have a chronic illness, they’ll say things like “Focus on you.” Well, my spiritual and emotional fulfillment is based not on who I am but on what I can give. Plus, many of my favorite philosophers suggested that self-fulfillment is found through service. Who am I to argue with them?
Karen Duffy
The Greens have every right to run, that’s what democracy is, and they should argue their point by saying how they think people should vote, not by telling us to be silent.
Peter Camejo
We do not argue with those who disagree with us, we destroy them.
Benito Mussolini
It is a difficult matter to argue with the belly since it has no ears.
Cato the Elder
Don’t argue! You cannot win, you cannot beat a woman in a arguement. It’s impossble you will not win. Cause men, we are handicapped when it comes to arguing cause we have a need to make sense
Chris Rock
I thought you’d be arguing [in the law school], and then I realized you have to read all these cases, and it’s mostly writing, and then I just thought, “Well, I might as well stay and get the degree.”
Rich Fulcher
The living would come up with endless theories to argue, because the living were exceptionally good at arguing, especially when no one knew the answer.
Neal Shusterman
The great secret of success is to go through life as a person who never gets used up. That is possible for those who never argue and strive with people and facts, but in all experience retires upon themselves, and look for the ultimate cause of things in themselves.
Albert Schweitzer
Without a doubt in my mind, I should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. You look at my stats without my USFL stats, and I don’t know how you can argue with that. Look at my combined yards. I’m not one to make excuses, so I’ll play by their rules and not even count the USFL stats.
Herschel Walker
I go to comic shops because I like to just listen to nerds arguing about nerd stuff to relax.
Pendleton Ward
It is senseless to argue with someone whose sole purpose in life is to not be convinced of anything.
Jon Campbell
Think against your feelings; argue yourself out of the gloom they have spread; look up from your problems to the God of the gospel.
J. I. Packer
I look for strong people. I don’t like people who’ll say yes to everything I might bring up. I want people who can argue and disagree and have a point of view that’s reflected in the magazine. My dad believed in the cult of personality. He brought great writers and columnists to The Standard.
Anna Wintour
Facts mean little compared to attitudes. To contradict rumor or sentiment is as futile as arguing against a believer’s faith in the Immaculate Conception. You have simply become a victim of faith, Comrade Assistant.
Milan Kundera
Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina also criticized Donald Trump during the campaign, but now she was arguing that the new president deserves a chance to prove himself, and that, perhaps, you know, having a march just the day after his inauguration is kind of disrespectful.
Michel Martin
I would argue that the management of creativity requires a skill set that’s relatively different from the traditional management skill set that is appropriate to a large, complex, industrial-era organization.
John Kao
We’re gonna get weaker. That’s already happened. They used to say, you know, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Now they’re saying eat five fruits. That’s evidence. You can’t argue with that.
Karl Pilkington
Writing about unknown people means I spend a lot of time arguing to the reader about why it’s worth knowing about them. That’s challenging, but then the piece is pure discovery.
Susan Orlean
It used to be that nobody would really argue with a woman, because what she thought (unless it was by way of providing helpful comments about one’s own work) just didn’t matter.
Catherine Wilson
They’re hitting harder now more than ever. The only person who would argue that is someone who has never had a physics class. They’re faster and stronger, so the reality is the collisions have to be bigger.
Randy Cross
I don’t believe that we are what we do although many thinkers argue otherwise. I believe that what we do is, very often, a poor approximation of what we are — an imperfect manifestation of a much better totality. Even the best of us sometimes bite off, as it were, less than we can chew.
Donald Barthelme
What I am arguing, in effect, is that the full democratic system of the second half of the fifth century B.C. would not have been introduced had there been no Athenian empire.
Moses Finley
Most blacks will argue that they excel because of hard work, because of intellect, determination, sweat, blood, tears and risk.
Jesse Jackson
For a border state, I would argue that Texas is less lunatic on the subject of immigration issues than other places around it, like Arizona. They’re much more comfortable with their long-term identity as a place with a very large Hispanic population.
Gail Collins
I’ve always fought for what I believe in. I used to get made fun of for dancing, and I would argue back, or fight the kids, or do whatever I had to do to shut them up. I have that in me.
Kenny Wormald
Do not fear the ones who argue, but rather those who are evasive.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
I was really sad after ‘The Avengers’ when I realized I was not going to have a part in ‘Thor 2’ or ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ But I’m not arguing with my fantastic plane and my really cool car.
Clark Gregg
Anytime four New Yorkers get into a cab together without arguing, a bank robbery has just taken place.
Johnny Carson
How to survive boarding school. Do not express emotion, do not feel emotion, do not have emotion. If someone hits you, hit them back, if someone argues with you, argue back, never give in an inch, never look vulnerable and you will survive.
Eddie Izzard
It’s hard to argue against cynics – they always sound smarter than optimists because they have so much evidence on their side.
Molly Ivins
To argue against any breach of liberty from the ill use that may be made of it, is to argue against liberty itself, since all is capable of being abused.
George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton
I’m not arguing for a return to the grammar school system, but there must be a way of identifying bright kids from ordinary backgrounds and giving them a world-class education.
Andrew Neil
Secularists argue that differences of religion were the chief cause of violence in our history – conveniently overlooking violent clashes of region, race, and class, not the least of which was the bloodiest war in history until that time, the Civil War.
Stephen V Monsma
Popular as Keynesian fiscal policy may be, many economists are skeptical that it works. They argue that fine-tuning the economy is a virtually impossible task, and that fiscal-stimulus programs are usually too small, and arrive too late, to make a difference.
James Surowiecki
Hard to argue with a woman, period. Only time a man wins with one of them is when the woman is either on TV or dead. (Jack)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
The job of arguing with the umpire belongs to the manager, because it won’t hurt the team if he gets thrown out of the game.
Earl Weaver
But I will argue that knowing complete product requirements up front is a quite rare exception, not the norm.
Fred Brooks
I remember arguing with kids on the street who were talking about Santa Claus. I said don’t be so daft – Santa Claus doesn’t come down our chimney. He’s an economic Santa Claus; he goes down chimneys where they’ve got money.
Dennis Skinner
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Agatha Christie
Wisdom doesn’t mean that you know how to argue things or you fight with people. No, it doesn’t mean that. Wisdom means how you take to the good side of everything to enjoy it. This is wisdom and that you avoid all destructive things and take to something constructive.
Nirmala Srivastava
I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn’t. And that’s what makes it great.
Joe Posnanski
Writing, I explained, was mainly an attempt to out-argue one’s past; to present events in such a light that battles lost in life were either won on paper or held to a draw.
Jules Feiffer
Discrimination is not liberal. Arguing against discrimination is not intolerance.
Richard Dawkins
I don’t like guys who will lie down and take it. I want someone who’ll fight back. I like people who can argue well.
Sandra Bullock
To be clever in the afternoon argues that one is dining nowhere in the evening.
Hector Hugh Munro
I know they’re not getting divorced or anything, but when your parents argue it makes the whole universe seem like it’s tipping, like everything could change if they got mad enough at each other, like the world isn’t a safe place. And of course, that’s true, isn’t it? The world is not a safe place.
E. Lockhart
There is no need to argue if an experiment can be made.
Henri Etienne Sainte-Claire Deville
I can’t believe this, I’m arguing with a woman!
Mandy Patinkin
The main Business of Natural Philosophy is to argue from Phænomena without feigning Hypotheses, and to deduce Causes from Effects till we come to the very first Cause, which certainly is not mechanical; and not only to unfold the Mechanism of the World, but chiefly to resolve these, and to such like Questions.
Isaac Newton
In short, herein seems to lie the difference between idiots and madmen, that madmen put wrong ideas together, and so make wrong propositions, but argue and reason right from them: but idiots make very few or no propositions, and reason scarce at all.
John Locke
The skilful disputant well knows that he never has his enemy at more advantage than when, by allowing the premises, he shows him arguing wrong from his own principles.
William Warburton
Years ago I was on television having a discussion with Billy Graham about atheism. He was saying, even if you’re right and I’m wrong, and there’s nothing after, I will have had a better life than you, because I do believe there was something. And I couldn’t argue with that, even though I wanted to.
Woody Allen
If we had a starting XI that no one could argue about it wouldn’t say a lot for English football. We’d probably be on a downward spiral. It’s good that people have different ideas about who should play.
Rio Ferdinand
I would argue that the objective evidence shows that big government is not a friend to African Americans.
Rand Paul
Not to know me argues yourselves unknown.
John Milton
My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I don’t argue with my enemies; I explain to their children.
Andre Malraux
In my book [“Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age], I argue that we’re vulnerable to technologies.There’s a 40 percent decline in all markers for empathy among college students, with most of it taking place in the past years.
Judy Woodruff
Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.
John Wooden
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
Marcus Aurelius
I can’t argue that Finnick isn’t one of the most stunning, sensuous people on the planet. But I can honestly say he’s never been attractive to me. Maybe he’s too pretty, or maybe he’s too easy to get, or maybe it’s really that he’d just be too easy to lose.
Suzanne Collins
I petted the dogs who didn’t argue with me ever. All dogs love God. They’re wiser than their masters.
Jack Kerouac
It is always possible to argue against an interpretation, to confront interpretations, to arbitrate between them and to seek for an agreement, even if this agreement remains beyond our reach.
Paul Ricoeur
It is normal for husband and wife to argue: it’s normal. It always happens. But my advice is this: never let the day end without having first made peace. Never!
Pope Francis
Insanity is arguing with reality.
Byron Katie
As Harvard University psychologist Daniel Gilbert argues, ‘You can’t adapt to commuting, because it’s entirely unpredictable. Driving in traffic is a different kind of hell every day.’
Tom Vanderbilt
If I think the universe is triangular, and you think it is square, there cannot be room for two universes. We may argue politely, we may argue humanely, we may argue with great mutual benefit: but, obviously, we must argue.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I remember my mother and father arguing about light bulbs because my father thought he could save money by putting 25-watt bulbs instead of 60-watt bulbs and my mother was trying to explain to him that her children needed to learn to read so that they could go to college. He couldn’t see that.
Denzel Washington
The surest sign that you haven’t any sense is to argue with one who hasn’t.
Laurence J. Peter
[Bruce] sees a lot of himself in [Batman], you know? You could argue that something even worse than what happened to Bruce happened to [Duke’s] parents, who are now Joker-ized*. They’re not just gone or irretrievably lost. And I’m NOT curing them, so you can put that out there! There’s no relief from that.
Scott Snyder
I don’t know very much but what I do know I know better than anybody, and I don’t want to argue about it…My mind is not a bed to be made and re-made.
James Agate
I am not here to get in an arguing match and fight on the field.
A. J. Green
In these xenophobic times, when politicians are stoking everyone’s anxiety about threats from abroad, I would argue that engaging with the rest of the world is not only a luxury, in the way that travel is, but actually a moral responsibility.
Andrew Solomon
Poetry is a man arguing with himself; rhetoric is a man arguing with others.
Robert Hass
Never argue with a man whose job depends on not being convinced.
H. L. Mencken
I’m kind of interested in visual communication. For me it’s more about suggesting than arguing a point.
Iron & Wine
Punch a man on the nose, kick an old man downstairs, shoot somebody or any old thing like that, that’s my job. But argue with women in love—no thank you!
Mikhail Bulgakov
It’s arguing, in a very good and positive way. It’s sort of sitting down and pulling an argument apart. I think that’s a very oddly Jewish thing. And it’s the chaos of family and a slight sort of cosy messiness of it all.
Emily Maitlis
Not only did I think that Sarah Palin doesn`t understand what post-traumatic stress disorder is, I thought she gave veterans a poor name by sort of arguing that this is something that`s common in our community.
Jon Soltz
I don’t seek controversy. I don’t seek to antagonize. Sometimes it happens, but I’m not there to argue politics.
Marc Maron
In their recently aborted struggle to inject Genesis literalism into science classrooms, fundamentalist groups followed their usual opportunistic strategy of arguing two contradictory sides of a question when a supposed rhetorical advantage could be extracted from each.
Stephen Jay Gould
If it were worth while to argue a paradox, one might maintain that nature regards the female as the essential, the male as the superfluity of her world. Perhaps the best starting-point for study of the Virgin would be a practical acquaintance with bees, and especially with queen bees.
Henry Adams
Many argue that Christianity is “different” from other religions – that it is primarily about love of one’s fellow man. The Crusades, The Inquisition, Calvin’s Geneva all prove that this is not the case. These events were pre-eminently about obedience to authority.
Andrew Bernstein
Eisenhower was a pretty peace-oriented president. Truman was a pretty hawkish. I would argue, if we had more time, I would argue Truman had a lot to do with getting the Cold War going.
Robert Scheer
Don’t argue for other people’s weaknesses. Don’t argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it / immediately.
Stephen Covey
A judgmental attitude helps neither ourselves nor others. Arguing or preaching rarely changes other people. Even if our opinions are justified, criticizing others usually makes them wary and defensive. And it takes our attention away from our own lives, which we can change.
Diane Dreher
I got the chance to argue my first case in Supreme Court, a criminal case arising in Alabama that involved the right of a defendant to counsel at a critical stage in a capital case before a trial.
Constance Baker Motley
Stories change people while statistics give them something to argue about.
Bernie Siegel
If Bruce Jenner says he’s woman then I’m not gonna argue with him. I know what obviously and biologically he is.
Rick Santorum
I would argue that security and liberty, security and privacy are not actually opposing. The only place those can be oppositional is in the realm of rhetoric but not fact.
Edward Snowden
I always wanted to write a book that would have people talking, theorizing, arguing.
Paul G. Tremblay
I just know that there are two theories when arguing with women. And neither one works.
John Marston
What role did the Internet play in the Egyptian Revolution? People will be arguing about the answer to that question for decades if not centuries.
Rebecca MacKinnon
It was sad, it was sad, it was sad. When Betty came back we didn’t sing or laugh, or even argue. We sat drinking in the dark, smoking cigarettes, and when we went to sleep, I didn’t put my feet on her body or she on mine like we used to. We slept without touching. We had both been robbed.
Charles Bukowski
The constancy of the benefit of the yeere in their seasons argues a Deity.
George Herbert
What matters most: passion or competence that was born in? Berkshireis full of people who have a peculiar passion for their own business. I would argue passion is more important than brain power.
Charlie Munger
I would argue that stupidity is born out of bad reading, bad teaching and bad thinking!
John Green
I had the good fortune of speaking with Orson Wells many decades ago and he said ‘Success is primarily luck anyway.’ And I have been very lucky. Of course, Orson Wells was enormously talented and brilliant – so who am I to argue with him!
George Kennedy
Sitting with a bunch of adults and arguing about what’s going to be most effective for kids is just sort of self-defeating.
Jake Barton
That is the onslaught. It has been going on a long time, I argue, but in the 20th century humans have certainly perfected it, extending domination to every single corner of the earth and our Homo sapiens population to more than 6 billion – until no place is untouched by despoliation.
Kirkpatrick Sale
I blame my dad for my sweet tooth. His motto was ‘Life is short; eat dessert first.’ How can I argue with that?
Wendy Mass
I think when you have lawyers arguing over whether you can keep a detainee at 46 degrees… for two hours, that’s not torture. It may be unpleasant, it may be coercive… but let’s say what torture actually is, and that’s not it.
Alex Berenson
With women, the heart argues, not the mind.
Jane Austen
don’t argue what you don’t believe in. Rule number one, in law and in life.
Lisa Scottoline
I don’t mind arguing back and forth with people who have actual information.
Channing Frye
Put every great teacher in a room, and they’d agree about everything, but put their disciples in there and they’d argue about everything.
Bruce Lee
I have to go. I have a finite amount of life left and I don’t want to spend it arguing with you.
Jennifer Armintrout
Children from the age of five to ten should watch more television. Television depicts adults as rotten SOB’s given to fistfights, gunplay, and other mayhem. Kids who believe this about grownups aren’t likely to argue about bedtime.
P. J. O’Rourke
I go for really smart guys, ones who are well-read and can banter and argue. Men need to be able to take me out and have a few drinks, but by the end of the night we’ll be talking about Nietzsche.
Katie McGrath
I shall argue that the problem of grace is fundamentally a problem of integration and what is to be integrated is the diverse parts of the mind – especially those multiple levels of which one extreme is called ‘consciousness’ and the other the ‘unconscious’
Gregory Bateson
I would argue that nothing gives life more purpose than the realization that every moment of consciousness is a precious and fragile gift.
Steven Pinker
I do think culture is an argument, and that was part of the way I was brought up. People at a social occasion in Ireland will start shouting and arguing. When the Yeats family lived in Bedford Park, they had to go round to the neighbours to say, ‘You might think we are fighting, but this is the way we talk to each other.’
Tom Paulin
The President wants me to argue that he is as powerful a monarch as Louis XIV, only four years at a time, and is not subject to the processes of any court in the land except the court of impeachment.
Richard M. Nixon
All of the agreed-upon pariahs throughout pop-culture history put their identities into the thing we decry. And yet we derive our own identities from the act of hating. We connect on the things we are disappointed in. Some may argue that nothing in history gathers a crowd like complaining about Lady Gaga’s meat dress.
Patrick Stump
People may come along and argue philosophically that they like one better than another; but we have learned from much experience that all philosophical intuitions about what nature is going to do fail.
Richard P. Feynman
Fasting is required, staying away from fighting and arguing and bombing of masjids is still going on. Hatred is still manifested between Sunni and Shi’a, I don’t know whether there is deepening of commitment to Ramadan in that part of the world.
Louis Farrakhan
The plain truth is we are going to die. Here I am, a teeny spec surrounded by boundless space and time, arguing with the whole of creation, shaking my fist, sputtering, growing even eloquent at times, and then-poof! I am gone. Swept off once and for all. I think that is very, very funny.
Charles Simic
So many laws argues so many sins.
John Milton
Tennis is at an amazing time when you’ve got two of the best players ever to play the game. You can argue the two very best playing in the same generation. It’s a rivalry I think that we’ve never seen in our sport.
Andre Agassi
When Steve Wise told me that he intended to argue in court before a judge that an animal could be a “legal person,” it seemed like a novel, possibly far-fetched idea, but the more I thought about it, the more I became intrigued.
Chris Hegedus
There’s a misconception about teamwork. Teamwork is the ability to have different thoughts about things; it’s the ability to argue and stand up and say loud and strong what you feel. But in the end, it’s also the ability to adjust to what is the best for the team.
Tom Landry
My uncle played rugby, and my dad played football, and they used to argue which game was the roughest – and everybody agreed rugby was. It’s a great team sport, and to be successful, every person has to play in the same level.
Clint Eastwood
It is the habit of faith, when she is praying, to use pleas. Mere prayer sayers, who do not pray at all, forget to argue with God; but those who prevail bring forth their reasons and their strong arguments
Charles Spurgeon
If some readers take away the idea that animals deserve better treatment in general, then I certainly won’t argue.
Robert Paul Weston
In life nothing is taken to its ultimate conclusion, life is a half-way house, a place of obligatory compromise; and, in dealing in logical conclusions, a man steps out of life — or so it would be quite legitimate to argue.
Wyndham Lewis
I see certain parallels between the debate over feminism where some women argue that women should not be forced to stay at home and take care of children [and debate about hijab]. And there are other women who are saying you are criticizing my decision as a free liberated women to stay home and take care of my children.
Ari Shapiro
People have lots of misconceptions about me. My mum, who is half French and half Spanish, gets outraged when I’m called quintessentially English. I owe my looks to my mum-which was 90 percent of getting my first job. And, some people would argue, 90 percent of my entire career.
Helena Bonham Carter
Beyond Bookchin”, David Watson, of Fifth Estate, argues that aboriginal society represents a viable Utopia. He quotes favourably the anthropologist Marshall Sahlins; “We are inclined to think of hunters and gatherers as poor because they don’t have anything, perhaps better to think of them for that reason as free.
Marshall Sahlins
Academics lack perspective. In a debate on whether the world is round, they would argue, ‘No,’ because it’s an oblate spheroid. They suffer from ‘the curse of knowledge’: the inability to imagine what it’s like not to know something that they know.
Steven Pinker
Men argue. Nature acts.
You have to stop thinking logically to argue that the universe came into being by itself, out of nothing.
R. C. Sproul
Don’t bother to argue anything on the Internet. And I mean, ANYTHING…. The most innocuous, innocent, harmless, basic topics will be misconstrued by people trying to deconstruct things down to the sub-atomic level and entirely miss the point…. Seriously. Keep peeling the onion and you get no onion.
Vera Nazarian
There’s Insanity on Both Sides of the Debate When You Argue with an Idiot.
Ernie J Zelinski
I had hoped you would protest, but please don’t argue.
Lotte Lehmann
I consider myself sort of like a pseudo lawyer. Like, I’m convinced I can solve every case and argue my way.
Sandra Bullock
NAUGHTY AND NICE? said Death. BUT IT’S EASY TO BE NICE IF YOU’RE RICH. IS THIS FAIR? Albert wanted to argue. He wanted to say, Really? In that case, how come so many of the rich buggers is bastards? And being poor don’t mean being naughty, neither.
Terry Pratchett
I hate reality shows. It’s funny because me and my wife be arguing all the time about reality shows ’cause she loves reality shows and watches them all day, all the time. And I be like, ‘C’mon. No. No.’
Lil Jon
Kids instinctively know – although they will argue to the contrary – that they really are not mature enough to make good decisions on some important issues.
Zig Ziglar
Composers dialogue – and obsessively, bitterly argue – with other composers, often over the span of several centuries.
Brian Ferneyhough
Fat people are brilliant in bed. If I’m sitting on top of you, who’s going to argue?
Jo Brand
The party in power almost always unapologetically engages in deficit spending, while the other party argues passionately against the evils of debt and deficits.
Matt Taibbi
So dogma, doctrine, unexamined assumptions, that’s what it is to be sharing that, the hippies shadow, no way of grounding it to reality. It’s where we’re just cut off from reality unless we can argue, we can substantiate, we can justify, we can convince each other.
Rebecca Goldstein
Every cell has certain knowledge. I think knowledge is contained within the genetics, even. I think scientists will find that. I don’t think there’s a gay gene, though. They may argue that down, but I don’t think that, because that’s a preference.
You could argue the banks are much better capitalised than they were going into the crisis, and everyone’s in a much more vigilant state because they still remember the crisis.
Michael Lewis
It should surprise no one that I’m out arguing for small government, reduced spending and getting our financial house in order, along with reasonable regulations and no more.
Mike Pompeo
Logically, it may be argued that banks could indeed lower interest rates and make up their profits through larger borrowing volumes. But banks, in turn, could justify exorbitant rates by arguing that they cater to a riskier segment.
Sucheta Dalal
I am pleased though that there’s a possibility of a diplomatic solution [in Syria]. I remain somewhat skeptical, but I am pleased that it’s a possibility and I think people like myself who’ve been arguing for delaying this bombing, have allowed this diplomatic possibility to occur.
Rand Paul
Scholars will argue with each other about everything.
Peter Jennings
There’s only person in the world you can’t see – yourself. But, God created – or whoever created us, we don’t even have to argue that point – created us so perfect because we can actually see ourselves in other people.
Debbie Ford
I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let people fool themselves. They didn’t bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn’t argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn’t.
Marilyn Monroe
That thing, ‘You must stay together for the kids’, is out of fashion but is right. It’s not arguing parents that children don’t like, it is having one parent.
Iain Duncan Smith
I’d argue that people today aren’t rejecting Christ so much as they’re rejecting the church.
Craig Groeschel
I want to stress again one aspect of the game which is most important. Never argue with an umpire.
Ian Botham
When you argue for free markets, you are arguing against the trend.
Milton Friedman
We’re in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone’s arguing over where they’re going to sit.
David Suzuki
My view is that you never argue with the customer about your name.
Bob Kerrey
Artists used to argue about art for art’s sake versus social realism etc, and now it’s like the most dominate argument is related to “art for the market’s sake.” It’s a necessity, somewhat, for some people.
Lee Klein
I like the idea that I’m making things that people might think and argue about.
Kristin Scott Thomas
I’ve been arguing this for months. This is not our war. This is not a war we should be in. Australia’s better spending its time negotiating with North Korea.
John Hewson
We simply argue that climate change consequences was one of the impacts, but interestingly enough, even though a major effort was made in 2008 to try and resurrect the problem over food, now the consequences of the civil war are making the situation even worse.
Chris Barrie
You might argue on utilitarian grounds that the best way for the world to work is for everybody to take care of themselves first. And people have made that argument. But I just think we would be so much better off if we could care for distant others even a little bit more.
Paul Bloom
The most crazed religious fanatic argues in more calm and reasoned tones than liberals responding to statistics on concealed-carry permits.
Ann Coulter
Even in the Western world, one cannot argue that the ideal has been achieved given the existence of issues like the integration, participation and representation of Muslim citizens, and occasional but lingering anti-Semitism.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Never argue with people who buy ink by the gallon.
Mark Twain
Brains can argue, but it takes heart to comfort.
Samuel Chadwick
At a certain age I just stopped arguing. I realized that there was no way [my father] could see, because for him to approve of what I was doing, he would have to have some belief in me as a musician.
George Michael
If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell
Carl Sandburg
I started off believing all men were equal. I now know that’s the most unlikely thing ever to have been… But by observation, reading, watching, arguing, asking, that is the conclusion I’ve come to.
Lee Kuan Yew
My father worked hard, but we were still very poor; and I didn’t want anybody arguing about money, so I became the entertainer, the one who wanted everyone to be happy. I didn’t want there to be any problems.
Diana Ross
I hope martial artists are more interested in the root of martial arts and not the different decorative branches, flowers or leaves. It is futile to argue as to which leaf, which design of branches, or which attractive flower you like; when you understand the root, you understand all its blossoming.
Bruce Lee
On a Chinese film you just give orders, no one questions you. Here, you have to convince people, you have to tell them why you want to do it a certain way, and they argue with you. Democracy.
Ang Lee
The first sign of a ‘smoking gun,’ they argue, may be a mushroom cloud.
Judith Miller
Adrian sifted through the bags and pulled out a slice of coconut cream. “If I were a dragon, this is what I’d go for.” I didn’t argue, mainly because that statement had no logical argument.
Richelle Mead
Roy received my comments with a forced smile. “Hardy, didn’t I warn you not to date a woman who reads?” Hardy seemed amused by my outspokenness. “Keeps the arguing to a minimum,” he replied. “No point in trying when I know she’s going to win.
Lisa Kleypas
The slogan offers a counterweight to the general dispersion of thought by holding it fast to a single, utterly succinct and unforgettable expression, one which usually inspires men to immediate action. It abolishes reflection: the slogan does not argue, it asserts and commands.
Johan Huizinga
A wit should no more be sincere, than a woman constant; one argues a decay of parts, as to other of beauty.
William Congreve
On the subject of the nature of the gods, the first question is Do the gods exist or do the not? It is difficult you may say to deny that they exist. I would agree if we were arguing the matter in a public assembly, but in a private discussion of this kind, it is perfectly easy to do so.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
To be a good traveler argues one no ordinary philosopher. A sweet landscape must sometimes be allowed to atone for an indifferent supper, and an interesting ruin charm away the remembrance of a hard bed.
Henry Theodore Tuckerman
I think that genre distinctions basically boil down to marketing categories, which are outdated. Any time people have an argument about them, they’re arguing about something that doesn’t exist in any meaningful way that has to do with style or substance or actual content of books.
Emily Gould
The problem when arguing with those who believe in atheistic evolution is that they move goal posts by redefining atheism or evolution or the word ‘species.’
Ray Comfort
It’s why you create characters: so you can argue with yourself.
Michael Ondaatje
You have the right to anything. Does that undermine the fabric of our society? I would argue yes, it does.
Rick Santorum
You can always tell a Midwestern couple in Europe because they will be standing on a traffic island in the middle of a busy intersection looking at a windblown map and arguing over which way is west. European cities, with their wandering streets and undisciplined alleys, drive Midwesterners practically insane.
Bill Bryson
Arguing with reality it like trying to teach a cat to bark.
Byron Katie
American men are more open, they are readier to express their emotions, but they also get frightened easily. Italians are used to drama. For us, arguing, shouting is perfectly normal – for them it is inconceivable.
Elisabetta Canalis
I think adidas really understands that it’s cool to be in business with the right people. It really feels like a bunch of creative minds rather than some rap guys stamping their names on a sneaker. We’re arguing over shoes, ideas, and everything – it’s like a tug of war.
Pusha T
I don’t know whether I make myself plain, but I never lose my temper over the stock market. I never argue with the tape. Getting sore at the market doesn’t get you anywhere.
Jesse Lauriston Livermore
I realize it is normal to argue. I almost missed World War II watching my parents fight.
Phyllis Diller
I would argue that there’s been a backlash this year [2016]. They [the Kochs] pushed the [Republican] party too far right. The other thing that the backlash is against is the sense that politicians have been bought and sold.
Jane Mayer
Like I have said all along, I have the best doctor of all, and that is God. You can’t argue with a guy like that.
Terrell Owens
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Dale Carnegie
My mothers into frilly dresses and eyelashes and hairstyles from the 1970s. We always argue about that.
Ashley Judd
Much waste of words and of thought too would be avoided if disputants would always begin with a clear statement of the question, and not proceed to argue till they had agreed upon what it was that they were arguing about.
Sara Coleridge
That’s what’s cool about working with computers. They don’t argue, they remember everything, and they don’t drink all your beer.
Paul Leary
One could surely argue that the Buddhist tradition, taken as a whole, represents the richest source of contemplative wisdom that any civilization has produced.
Sam Harris
We don’t have time to argue. Nobody has time.
Henning Mankell
Maurice watched them argue again. Humans, eh? Think they’re lords of creation. Not like us cats. We know we are. Ever see a cat feed a human? Case proven.
Terry Pratchett
Poets arguing about modern poetry: jackals snarling over a dried-up well.
Cyril Connolly
Obama acknowledges his overreach openly every time he argues that he intends to do the job of an obstinate Republican congress.
David Harsanyi
An angry player can’t argue with the back of an umpire who is walking away.
Bill Klem
It’s funny to hear priests and nuns argue with each other.
Wendelin Van Draanen
When my sixth grade teacher opened the class with subtle praise for the guardsmen shooting four people to death at Kent State, I’d given up arguing with her by that point. But I was very riled up inside and vowed that I would never forget that.
Jello Biafra
I was the first businessman to say, ‘You should give tax benefit to only small companies. You should say your profits are exempt to a limit of Rs. 50 crore or so, but beyond that, you should pay taxes.’ I have been arguing with successive finance ministers on this.
N. R. Narayana Murthy
Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist–while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!
Lori Greiner
No one trusts me any more. I spent half the movie Maigret (1988) (TV) arguing with people and I was accused of causing big on-set rows. But what they won’t tell you is I fought for Simeneon. I fought for the maintenance of quality. I don’t believe in lyin.
Richard Harris
It became the middle finger I couldn’t raise in PR photographs. The mustache became my silent last word in the verbal battles I was losing with higher headquarters on rules, targets, and fighting the war.
Robin Olds
I do not believe there are any new objections to be discovered to the truth of Christianity. Men may argue ingeniously against our faith, but what can they say in defense of their own?
Francis Scott Key
Absolutely no one should be arguing for a system aimed at increasing ignorance.
Kat Timpf
I was raised Jewish by atheistic-agnostic parents. During this journey, I had people from all walks and all faiths try to help. A Jewish priest who I was friends with wanted to lay hands on me – I didn’t ask questions about how – I just said when and where and how often do you want to do it? I didn’t argue.
Mark Nepo
People often argue about this. Obviously one of the skills in performance is acting, and you can’t expect every Romeo to really be in love with their Juliet!
Deborah Bull
Think about it for a brief moment. Suspend disbelief. Wind the clock forward 100 years. Do you think, as a species, we will still be struggling with the things that vex us today? Will we still be arguing about the same stuff? We will still be eating Cocoa Puffs? We are at the end of the beginning.
Brad Feld
Engineers in the developed world should be arguing not for protectionism but for trade agreements that seek to establish rules that result in a real rise in living standards. This will ensure that outsourcing is a positive force in the developing nations economy and not an exploitative one.
Brian Behlendorf
I would argue that it might be easier to endure loneliness than to endure the idea that you might disappear.
Susan Orlean
I wrote my own first book about the defense of television as an art form in 1992. It was harder to make the argument then. Now it seems absolutely a given. You can argue about when the Platinum Age Of Television begins, but I don’t think that anybody can argue that it’s not here.
David Bianculli
The credibility of the work depends on copy editors. I would argue with the copy desk, but I would thank them more.
Bill Kovach
No one is arguing that the entire Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. Section 2 is the most important part of the act. It gives people the right to challenge discriminatory laws in court. It applies to the entire nation. It is constitutional, and it will continue to protect all Americans.
Luther Strange
That’s right. Obama didn’t lie to you when he said, ‘if you like your plan, you can keep it.’ Why? Because, you sillies, you DIDN’T REALLY like the plan you chose for yourselves! No arguing. Barack Obama knows best, and he’ll tell you whether you actually liked your insurance plan or not.
Sarah Palin
I never argue with the tape. To be angry at the market because it unexpectedly or even illogically goes against you is like getting mad at your lungs because you have pneumonia.
Jesse Lauriston Livermore
You can’t argue with what is…. Well, you can, but if you do, you suffer.
Eckhart Tolle
I would argue that a truly developed country would be beyond Presidents and Kings. In a world with some semblance of equality, each liberal-minded woman, each gay person, and indeed almost every person could be their own President. In a world of equals, what real service does a ruler provide?
Isaac Asimov
Getting stressed and struggling to change the outcome of any past event is like arguing with an echo to make it see your point of view.
Guy Finley
The only way to truly know a person is to argue with them. For when they argue in full swing, then they reveal their true character.
Anne Frank
My wife and I both love cooking – I am an advanced male – so we argue about who gets to rustle up dinner.
Stephen Bayley
They [ Respublicans] wanna argue the sensational which is about abort not certain cases of abortion, but the fact is it’s a fundamental disrespect for women – women’s judgment about the sizing and time of their families.
Barack Obama
I personally am not religious. I think, put into the wrong hands, it’s incredibly dangerous. It’s the reason for most of the wars that have been fought around the world, and it’s pretty ridiculous when you think about what they’re actually arguing over.
Jared Harris
Sometimes when I generalize, I am saying, ‘Let’s pretend I am God,’ and of course the other person argues that point endlessly. But I notice that if the other person takes a stand for himself and states his thoughts as his thoughts, I pay more attention to what he is saying and look deeper in myself.
Hugh Prather
Every remedy is a desperate remedy. Every cure is a miraculous cure. Curing a madman is not arguing with a philosopher; it is casting out a devil.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Pianists don’t argue too much generally because we have a hard enough time just getting things right. Arguing is for string players.
Emanuel Ax
Banking, I would argue, is the most heavily regulated industry in the world. Regulations don’t solve things. Supervision solves things.
Wilbur Ross
Arguing with somebody is never pleasant, but sometimes it is useful and necessary to do so.
Daniel Handler
Over at Barb Bowman, she’s arguing that we should turn off Facebook’s tracking of ads. I totally disagree; those trackers make newsfeed filtering work better and potentially could help bring me better ads, which improves my life.
Robert Scoble
I stare at her. I’ve always known that it’s impossible to argue with Belinda, not because she’s particularly good at it, but because she’s so bad at it- that there is no common ground to work from. She simply sees the world she wants to see it and no amount of logic can change her mind.
Rick Yancey
Scientists disagree among themselves but they never fight over their disagreements. They argue about evidence or go out and seek new evidence. Much the same is true of philosophers, historians and literary critics.
Richard Dawkins
My memorization skills aren’t that great so I need help in that area. As far as everything else, I listen to the director. I’m someone who doesn’t argue. I hit my marks and say the lines.
Robert Morse
It’s just that the churches have been sleeping for a long time. A lot of people argue that the churches are even dead. I don’t believe they’re dead, but they’ve been sleeping, but they, I hope, will wake up, and that’s one of my tasks is to make sure they wake up as much as they do before I die.
Cornel West
You have to perform to the best of your ability, and if you have to argue stringently, if you have to persist and to state your case strongly, then you do it.
Bronwyn Bishop
So let me tell you this, when it comes to…trying to introduce other people to Jesus. Don’t get mad at them: it’s not because they’re stupid. It’s because they’re blind. Yelling louder, arguing harder, pushing firmer won’t make someone who is blind see. Pray for them, speak to them, care for them.
Mark Driscoll
Sometimes, if you really don’t know how you feel about a topic, reading how both sides argue it can help.
Elayne Boosler
And trying to break it down this way, to minor and major offenses, maybes and what-ifs, was like arguing over the origin of cracks in a broken egg. It was done. How it happened didn’t matter anymore.
Sarah Dessen
Many would argue that alpinism is art, not sport.
Steve House
The national debate on health-care reform wildly misses the mark, with Democrats and Republicans alike arguing about who’s going to pay rather than about what would actually make people healthy.
T. Colin Campbell
It is this simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences-makes them, as the poets tell us, ‘charm the crowd’s ears more finely.’ Educated men lay down broad general principles; uneducated men argue from common knowledge and draw obvious conclusions.
I would argue [Donald]Trump is the [Barack] Obama of this election cycle.
Geraldo Rivera
Hurry ruins saints as well as artists. They want quick success, and they are in such a hurry to get it that they cannot take time to be true to themselves. And when the madness is upon them, they argue that their very haste is a species of integrity.
Thomas Merton
A great many college graduates come here thinking of lawyers as social engineers arguing the great Constitutional issues.
Archibald Cox
There is no question in my mind that Zionists, these Jewish radicals that they dominate Hollywood, nobody argues about the show you in the Los Angeles Times article by Joel Stein bragging about it.
David Duke
The fact is that far more crime and child abuse has been committed by zealots in the name of God, Jesus and Mohammed than has ever been committed in the name of Satan. Many people don’t like that statement, but few can argue with it.
Carl Sagan
You shouldn’t be worried when people call, communicate, yell, argue, or cry for you. You should be worried when everyone is silent.
Behdad Sami
It doesn’t do any good to argue. Be kind.
Richard G. Scott
Come live with us, Diana. Don’t argue. Just say yes.” Diana looked at the ground to hide her emotions. Then she said, “Would I have to be hearing you two going at it night and day?
Michael Grant
In history, she wasn’t there while we reenacted the Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and Mr. Lee tried to make me argue the Pro-Slavery side, most likely as punishment for some future liberally minded paper I was bound to write.
Kami Garcia
Many can argue – not many converse.
Amos Bronson Alcott
They were soul mates, my mother and father. They claimed to adore each other, as if the word ‘adore’ meant ‘argue with ceaselessly.
Merrill Markoe
Our goal should be to develop work-life policies that enable people to put their gender values into practice. So let’s stop arguing about the hard choices women make and help more women and men avoid such hard choices.
Stephanie Coontz
I am very close to my family. I have learned a lot from my father. He used to tell me to be honest with yourself and not to argue with your seniors. You dont need to be involved in any quarrel, as sometimes you need to remain silent intelligently.
Suresh Raina
Anyways, trying to express yourself to the press is often like arguing with a hysterical person.
Ezra Koenig
I never wanted to dilute my private passion for the art by airing and arguing it in public.
James Broughton
Yet I argue not Against Heav’n’s hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer Right onward.
John Milton
I would argue that a majority of the horrors we face would not have happened if the accounting profession developed and enforced better accounting.
Charlie Munger
Reason argues the case, but fact may determine the judgment.
Mason Cooley
When an arguer argues dispassionately he thinks only of the argument.
Virginia Woolf
On the The AIDS Epidemic: This is a war. It has killed more people than has been the case in all previous wars and in all previous natural disasters … We must not continue to be debating, to be arguing, when people are dying.
Nelson Mandela
Ever since the arrival of printing – thought to be the invention of the devil because it would put false opinions into people’s minds – people have been arguing that new technology would have disastrous consequences for language.
David Crystal
How you first meet the public is how the industry sees you. You can’t argue with them. That’s their perception.
Meryl Streep
One can’t logically argue that because something highly improbable happens, some occult force had to make it happen that way.
Gary Sloan
Depending on which side of the fence you’re on, you could argue that the sexual liberation of the late ’60s, led to women being emancipated in some ways. That they found a voice during that time, with feminism. It’s complicated.
Steve Coogan
Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.
Simmon pushed his hair out of his eyes, laughing boyishly. “You can’t argue your way out of this one! She’s obviously stupid for you. And you’re just plain stupid, so it’s a great match.
Patrick Rothfuss
The problem for the Left, however, is that the moment it stops painting the Right as vile, it has to argue the issues.
Dennis Prager
I am arguing that faith as such, faith as an alleged method of acquiring knowledge, is totally invalid and as a consequence, all propositions of faith, because they lack rational demonstration, must conflict with reason.
George H. Smith
People will listen when they’re ready to listen and not before. Don’t waste time with people who want to argue. They’ll keep you immobilized forever. Look for people who are already open to something new.
Daniel Quinn
I felt that politics was one place where I could possibly have a career in arguing, debating, and getting to write papers. I almost considered working in law enforcement or something like that, but that didn’t really last long.
Jovan Adepo
If one is talking to a finance minister of a poor country, moral arguments tend not to get very far. But if you can argue that their country is going to grow 2 percent faster per year if they can just harness the power of the female half of the population more effectively, that is an argument they consider.
Nicholas D. Kristof
God can be seen
Even by the poorest fool,
But not by the self-styled,
Intellectual giants.
Sri Chinmoy
In America nature is autocratic, saying, “I am not arguing, I am telling you.
Erik Erikson
Reason is non-negotiable. Try to argue against it, or to exclude it from some realm of knowledge, and you’ve already lost the argument, because you’re using reason to make your case. … We don’t “believe” in reason.
Steven Pinker
For heaven’s sake, when you see the enemy attacking, you pick up the pitchfork, and you enlist everybody you see. You don’t stand around arguing about who’s responsible, or who’s going to pay.
Sylvia Earle
The way I see it, when you put the uniform on, in effect you sign a contract. And you don’t back out of a contract merely because you’ve changed your mind. You can still speak up for your principles, you can still argue against the ones you’re being made to fight for, but in the end you do the job.
Pat Barker
Some psychologists argue that the idea of God is a response to our emotional needs, but this presumption is backwards. Our emotional fluctuations are a psychological response to our lack of love for God. If God is everything, what else could we possibily want?
Tarek Saab
Some writers, notably Anton Chekov, argue that all characters must be admirable, because once we’ve looked at anyone deeply enough and understood their motivation we must identify with them rather than judge them.
Scarlett Thomas
When a change initiative is focused on changing a company’s culture directly, it can take five to ten years to accomplish its objective. Company cultures don’t change easily. My friend Peter Drucker used to argue that company cultures don’t change at all.
James A. Champy
The word ‘tolerance’ once meant we all have the right to argue rationally for our deepest convictions in the public arena. Now it means those convictions are not even subject to rational debate.
Nancy Pearcey
I think one of the important evolutions is that we no longer feel compulsively the need to argue, or to justify things on a kind of rational level. We are much more willing to admit that certain things are completely instinctive and others are really intellectual.
Rem Koolhaas
China and the U.S. need each other very badly. Yes, we should argue about some things, but it’s not an ‘us versus them,’ it’s an ‘us and them’ type scenario.
Bill Gates
The history of philosophy is actually full of people who argue for rather wild and incredible views, and their reputations are based on the skill of arguing for them.
Robert Nozick
Doesn’t matter if I’m right or wrong – if I’m hungry or hot, I’m probably arguing with someone about something. Especially if that someone is rude.
Domhnall Gleeson
The river of truth is always splitting up into arms that reunite. Islanded between them, the inhabitants argue for a lifetime as to which is the mainstream.
Cyril Connolly
Instead of creating expectations of what should or should not be happening, cooperate with the form that this moment takes.Bring a ‘yes’ to the isness, because it’s pointless to argue if it already is.A greater intelligence is available to you when you no longer reject, deny, or ‘don’t want’ what is.
Eckhart Tolle
Plato has dramatic strength … but is quite unaware of the strength of the argument against his position … and allows himself to be grossly unfair in arguing against it.
Bertrand Russell
I find myself sick to death, tired of arguing about details with people who don’t know basic facts.
Norman Davies
The wind that makes music in November corn is in a hurry. The stalks hum, the loose husks whisk skyward in half-playing swirls, and the wind hurries on…. A tree tries to argue, bare limbs waving, but there is no detaining the wind.
Aldo Leopold
The person and society are yoked, like mind and body. Arguing which is more important is like debating whether oxygen or hydrogen is the more essential property of water.
Marilyn Ferguson
Democracy is grounded upon so childish a complex of fallacies that they must be protected by a rigid system of taboos, else even halfwits would argue it to pieces. Its first concern must be to penalize the free play of ideas.
H. L. Mencken
On a quick side note, I would argue that–much like Samuel L. Jackson–I am not arrogant at all; I’m just actually really, really great.
Eugene Mirman
From the moment I laid eyes on you I couldn’t stop looking at you. From the moment we talked I couldn’t stop arguing with you. From the moment we kissed I couldn’t stop kissing you. And from the moment we shared our hopes, fears and insecurities I couldn’t stop loving you.
Simone Elkeles
When you see Sir Alex arguing with referees and linesmen, he is showing passion that has taken him to the very highest level of the game.
Edwin van der Sar
I didn’t think of myself as a tart, but I wouldn’t argue with anyone who did
Julian Clary
My theme is going to be: Together we can win the future. The right policies lead to the right results. And I’m going to argue that President Obama will lose the future because the wrong policies lead to the wrong results.
Newt Gingrich
You might argue that we have become a little too forgiving because, if a perpetrator shows up at a court-martial with a rack of ribbons and has four deployments and a Purple Heart, there is certainly the risk that we might be a little too forgiving of that particular crime.
Martin Dempsey
It’s frightening that skepticism has to be a movement, because you’re just arguing that reality is reality. What a waste of energy, in a way.
Graham Linehan
I’ve put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that’s the only way of insuring one’s immortality.
James Joyce
There is a big logical jump between acknowledging the destructive nature of hyperinflation and arguing that the lower the rate of inflation, the better.
Ha-Joon Chang
Hollywood is, I always argue, has a great track record of making good films.
Murray Horwitz
It would be folly to argue that the people cannot make political mistakes. They can and do make grave mistakes. They know it, they pay the penalty, but compared with the mistakes which have been made by every kind of autocracy they are unimportant.
Calvin Coolidge
Never argue. In society nothing must be; give only results. If any person differs from you, bow, and turn the conversation.
Benjamin Disraeli
With regard to matters requiring thought: the less people know and understand about them, the more positively they attempt to argue concerning them.
Galileo Galilei
I’m a man of some intelligence. I’ve had some education, passed the bar, practiced law. I’ve been a teacher and I deal with men of substance, statesman, business leaders, the clergy… So why do I spend my time arguing with Dizzy Dean?
Branch Rickey
If somebody votes for a party that you don’t agree with, you’re free to argue about it as much as you like. … But on the other hand, if somebody says, ‘I mustn’t move a light switch on a Saturday,’ you say, ‘Fine, I respect that.’
Douglas Adams
Now is the time to learn how to argue constructively before you have children.
Cindy Wright
According to this way of arguing, there will be no true principles in the world; for there are none but what may be wrested and perverted to serve bad purposes, either through the weakness or wickedness of men.
Jonathan Mayhew
People come out to see the players. When do you see a manager anyway? When he’s out on the field arguing with the umpires, making a fool of himself and you know you can’t win, and when he brings out the line-up card.
Frank Robinson
Fourteen years in the professor dodge has taught me that one can argue ingeniously on behalf of any theory, applied to any piece of literature. This is rarely harmful, because normally no-one reads such essays.
Robert B. Parker
No educated person believes the Adam and Eve myth nowadays, but it’s surprising how many parents think that it’s somehow fun to pass on this falsehood to their children…I would want to argue that the truth of evolution is more interesting and more poetic
Richard Dawkins
The right really wants to punish you for having an opinion. And I think both the left and the right should celebrate people who have different opinions, and disagree with them, and argue with them, and differ with them, but don’t just try to shut them up.
Roger Ebert
It has become fashionable in Washington to argue that Obamacare cannot be reversed. That is nonsense. It’s a fight worth waging, and a fight which can be won.
Bobby Jindal
But my lord, when we addressed this issue a few years ago, didn’t you argue the other side?” He said, “That’s true, but when I get more evidence I sometimes change my mind. What do you do?
John Maynard Keynes
Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.
Marcus Aurelius
God is erratic, sometimes vindictive, sometimes merciful. The people I was taught were heroes – Jacob or Moses or David – were ambivalent figures, or worse. But that messiness was joyful, and challenging. I loved having a Bible that I could argue with.
David Plotz
Every couple needs to argue now and then. Just to prove that the relationship is strong enough to survive. Long-term relationships, the ones that matter, are all about weathering the peaks and the valleys.
Nicholas Sparks
Eve didn’t choose to eat the apple. She was tempted by the serpent.” “Yes,” I argue, thoughts coming out half-formed. “But…she didn’t have to take a bite. She chose to.
Libba Bray
In the chapter on the nature of the atonement [in the book saving Calvinism] I argue that it is a mistake to think that penal substitution is the only option on the doctrine of atonement.
Oliver D. Crisp
All art points to others with whom the writer argues about what is . . . He must have models with which to agree . . . or outright oppose . . . for Nature seems to remain silence.
Charles Bartlett Johnson
Scientists do stand on the shoulders of giants, just as do writers. Conversely, in the arts we do make discoveries. We do refine our tools. So I am arguing with, or at least playing with, the idea that art never improves.
Ian Mcewan
I look upon those who would deny others the right to urge and argue their position, however irksome and pernicious they may seem, as intellectual and moral cowards.
William Borah
The tragedy of America is that it entered all the wars with a consensus in favor of them, but within a defined period, the legitimacy of the war became a major domestic issue, with some people arguing that withdrawal was the only legitimate objective.
Henry Kissinger
Maybe I was just born to argue with men.
Johann Lamont
Make sure you never, never argue at night. You just lose a good night’s sleep, and you can’t settle anything until morning anyway.
Rose Kennedy
You must get courageous men, men of strong views and let them debate and argue with each other.
Nancy Gibbs
There are two ways to argue with a woman, and neither of them work.
Carlos Boozer
The crux of the matter was… the partnership between Richemont and myself was going sour for personal reasons, and you know, you can’t have two people arguing all the time, so it was either my buying him out or him buying me out.
David Tang
A lot of pitchers today are afraid of the ball. Warren Spahn pinch-hit for me when I was a rookie. He hit a sacrifice fly. I couldn’t argue. I was 20 years old and just happy to be in the big leagues. And Spahnnie was a good hitter.
Joe Torre
It is difficult, if not impossible, to argue that laws written in the 1970s are adequate for today’s intelligence challenges.
Bob Barr
… why are so many religious people arguing about the origin of the species but so few concerned about the extinction of the species?
Brian D. McLaren
In light of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, critics are arguing that abuses of Iraqi prisoners are being produced by a climate of disregard for the laws of war.
John Yoo
Arguing with the girlfriend. Mid argument she says “Were you on Monday night Raw last night?” I had no comeback.
Zack Ryder
Do I really believe that? I make a mark, a few strokes, I argue with myself, not do I like or not, but is it true or not? Is that what I mean, is that what I want?
Philip Guston
The only part of an argument that really matters is what we think of the people arguing.
Kim Stanley Robinson
My reason for arguing against abolishing these types of sports isn’t some kind of lofty, philosophical rationale. It’s just that I did it and I liked it. It comes down to a libertarian issue for me. I feel that if I know the risks and I want to take them, I should be allowed to do so.
Jonathan Gottschall
Evangelists have absolutely no desire to physically or emotionally coerce anyone. In a sense, we are like doctors: we have a duty to tell you the truth, care for you, argue with you (if that is useful), but we can’t compel you to do anything.
Mark Dever
To sit with George [Clooney] and argue about what we’re passionate about was amazing. We’re good at arguing our points of view and are all about doing what was best for the movie [ “Gravity”].
Sandra Bullock
And if I don’t want you to? (Ravyn) You know, you’d look really weird in a dress and high heels. (Susan) What’s that supposed to mean? (Ravyn) It means you’re not my mother. Now stop arguing and help me find my shoes. (Susan)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
The song succeeds or fails just based on whether you argue your point successfully.
Iron & Wine
And I would argue the second greatest force in the universe is ownership.
Chris Chocola
But when a man’s religion becomes really frantic; when it is a positive torment to him; and in fine, makes this earth of ours an uncomfortable inn to lodge in; then I think it high time to take that individual aside and argue the point with him.
I don’t want a gang of shouting, arguing, law-breaking photographers to camp out everywhere we are, all day every day, to continue traumatizing my kids.
Jennifer Garner
The chicken is a dinosaur. I mean, it really is. You can’t argue with it, because we’re the classifiers and we’ve classified it that way.
Jack Horner
Strategy was first used in Athens (508 BC) to describe the art of leadership used by the ten generals on the war council. Some argue for the more creative, human side, while others argue for the more analytic side of strategy.
Max McKeown
Which is more stubborn, the love or the two arguing people caught within it?
David Levithan
Why are drugs so profitable? Essentially, many argue, it’s because they are illegal. By making drugs a criminal enterprise, it creates an enormous black market economy where drugs fetch far greater prices than they would if legal.
James Morcan