argument

A Quote by Robert Half on argument

Convincing yourself doesn't win an argument.

Robert Half

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on argument and limitations

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on argument, good, life, and neighbors

Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent. All are needed by each one; Nothing is fair or good alone.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Each and All

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on argument, good, and persuasion

A good symbol is the best argument, and is a missionary to persuade thousands.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Letters and Social Aims, 1875

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on argument and poetry

It is not metres, but a metre-making argument, that makes a poem.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Essays. The Poet

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A Quote by Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais on argument, order, and understanding

It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.

Pierre Augustin Caro e Beaumarchais (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by Francesco Petrarca Petrarch on argument and grief

Who overrefines his argument brings himself to grief.

Petrarca Petrarch (1304 - 1374)

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A Quote by Peter Brimelow on argument, liberals, racism, and winning

The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.

Peter Brimelow

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A Quote by Patrick Henry on argument, caution, constitution, evil, government, presidency, style, and world

Patrick Henry opposed the federal Constitution not only because it lacked a Bill of Rights in its unamended form, but also because it would establish a "consolidated government" rather than a confederation of states. It is proper to note George F. Willison's caution that "[s]peeches by Henry and others, as reported, were approximations of what was said. . . . The 'shorthand gentlemen' of the convention did not attempt a verbatim report of everything that was said. Rather, they reported the lines of argument, the special points that were made, but their notes did manage to convey something of the style of the various speakers, picking up and preserving many of their more graphic phrases." (George F. Willison, Patrick Henry and His World, 1969) "The Constitution is said to have beautiful features; but when I come to examine these features, Sir, they appear to me horribly frightful. Among other deformities, it has an awful squinting - it squints towards monarchy. And does not this raise indignation in the breast of every true American? Your president may easily become king. . . . Where are your checks in this government? . . . I would rather infinitely - and I am sure most of this convention are of the same opinion - have a king, lords, and commons than a government so replete with such insupportable evils."

Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799)

Source: at the Virginia convention for constitutional ratification, June, 1788

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on argument and vulgarity

Argument are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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