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Motivational Argument Quotes

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Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

Related topics: Motivational Leadership

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry
always gets the best of the argument.
- Voltaire

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
- Dale Carnegie


 

The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

If you can not answer a man's argument,
all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.
- Elbert Hubbard

Keep cool; anger is not an argument.
- Daniel Webster


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A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible
as an argument than a whole one.
It carries better.
- Stephen Leacock

I say, If everybody in this house lives where it's God first,
friends and family second and you third,
we won't ever have an argument.
- Jeff Foxworthy

My life is my argument.
- Albert Schweitzer

No matter what side of the argument you are on,
you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other.
- Thomas Berger

Shrines!
Shrines!
Surely you don't believe in the gods.
What's your argument? Where's your proof?
- Aristophanes

But, you know, there's still an argument,
there's still ten states that outlaw premarital sex,
and many more states where adultery is still outlawed and a crime.
- Liam Neeson

The more a race is governed by its passions,
the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument,
the more intense will be its love of music.
- Stendhal

Any political agenda and organization which doesn't
begin with personal responsibility is just half the argument.
It's just not going to succeed.
- Peter Coyote

After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the
continuation of resistance by other means.
- Mason Cooley

There are clear cases in which "understanding" literally
applies and clear cases in which it does not apply;
and these two sorts of cases are all I need for this argument.
- John Searle

We must reinforce argument with results.
- Booker T. Washington

People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument.
- Will Rogers

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge;
an argument an exchange of ignorance.
- Robert Quillen

Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective.
A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.
- Hosea Ballou

It was an argument of rare power and eloquence.
- William Henry Moody

Whenever I run into prejudice.
I smile and feel sorry for them, and I say to myself,
There's one more argument for birth control.
- Freddy Fender

The argument for intelligent design basically depends on saying,
'You haven't answered every question with evolution,'...
Well, guess what? Science can't answer every question.
- Kenneth Miller

I have found you an argument; I am not obliged to find you an understanding.
- James Boswell

At the conclusion of my argument I received very high
compliments from the Chief Justice and later from other of the Judges.
What they said I do not care to repeat.
- William Henry Moody

Be able to analyze statistics, which can be used to
support or undercut almost any argument.
- Marilyn vos Savant

He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument,
but in the right word.
The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.
- Joseph Conrad

The aim of argument, or of discussion,
should not be victory, but progress.
- Joseph Joubert

The difficult part in an argument is not to defend
one's opinion but rather to know it.
- Andre Maurois

For your own good is a persuasive argument that will
eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.
- Janet Frame

No rational argument will have a rational effect on
a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.
- Karl Popper

To be able to bear provocation is an argument of great reason,
and to forgive it of a great mind.
- John Tillotson

The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant.
Every table had an argument going.
- George Carlin

This band has never had an argument.
It's just amazing.
- Dave Edmunds

I don't feel that an atmosphere of debate and total
disagreement and argument is such a bad thing.
It makes for a vital and alive field.
- Clifford Geertz

The argument between wives and whores is an old one;
each one thinking that whatever she is,
at least she is not the other.
- Andrea Dworkin

Myself when young did eagerly frequent doctor and saint,
and heard great argument about it and about:
but evermore came out by the same door as in I went.
- Omar Khayyam

A flourishing, morally credible media is a vital component
in the maintenance of genuinely public talk,
argument about common good.
- Rowan D. Williams

If this phrase of the 'balance of power' is to be always an argument for war,
the pretext for war will never be wanting,
and peace can never be secure.
- John Bright

Any time three New Yorkers get into a cab without an argument,
a bank has just been robbed.
- Phyllis Diller

Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling
for the strength of their argument.
The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.
- William E. Gladstone

Convincing yourself doesn't win an argument.
- Robert Half

At a time like this, scorching irony,
not convincing argument, is needed.
- Frederick Douglass

It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than
by argument to overcome it.
- Francis Beaumont

Go beyond science, into the region of metaphysics.
Real religion is beyond argument.
It can only be lived both inwardly and outwardly.
- Swami Sivananda

Their argument, and I think it's a correct one,
is that they'll make more money from the trades and
the hardcovers if nobody messes with the creative team.
- Mark Millar

The most powerful argument of all for saving open space is economics;
in most states,
tourism is the number two industry.
- Jim Fowler

I don't accept the argument of people like David Horowitz
that the government should impose some sort of predetermined
political balance on academic research.
- Juan Cole

The best argument for mutual funds is that they offer
safety and diversification.
But they don't necessarily offer safety and diversification.
- Ron Chernow

A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow.
- John Dryden

My argument has always been that this is not an anti-Bush film,
it's a pro-democracy film.
And if Bush comes out on the wrong side of democracy,
that's his problem.
- John Sayles

Silence is argument carried out by other means.
- Che Guevara

Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.
- Robert Benchley

The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right.
- Lord Hailsham

There was a very convincing argument made that the
extremists have won and the aggression is now supported by the majority,
therefore fighting until surrender was the only alternative.
- Joichi Ito

Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick
dew-wet red berries in a cup.
- Wendell Berry

I do insist on making what I hope is sense so there's
always a coherent narrative or argument that the reader can follow.
- Howard Nemerov

The main point for me is moral; animals are sentient beings.
I know for some this is a hard argument to accept,
but we're not built to eat a lot of meat.
- Grace Slick

Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.
- Samuel Butler

Any authentic work of art must start an argument between
the artist and his audience.
- Rebecca West

Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument,
endeavors to silence by persecution,
in old days by fire and sword,
in modern days by the tongue.
- Charles Simmons

If you feel yourself to be above the mass,
speak so as to raise the mass to the height of your argument.
- George Henry Lewes

Argument is to me the air I breathe.
Given any proposition, I cannot help believing the
other side and defending it.
- Gertrude Stein

Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because
your opponent has taken the right side.
- Baltasar Gracian

AIDS is an absolutely tragic disease.
The argument about AIDS' being some kind of divine retribution is crap.
- Calvin Klein

The scientific argument advanced for intelligent design at the Dover trial,
those arguments collapsed, scientifically and intellectually.
- Kenneth Miller

I later spent...
five to eight months in hospitals in New Jersey,
always on an involuntary basis, and always attempting
a legal argument for release.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

Anger is seldom without argument but seldom with a good one.
- Lord Halifax

When you let someone else win an argument,
often you both end up winners.
- Richard Carlson

The argument of the broken window pane is the most
valuable argument in modern politics.
- Emmeline Pankhurst


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