A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on argument

His conduct still right, with his argument wrong.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Retaliation.

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on argument, learning, skill, wonder, and words

In arguing too, the parson own'd his skill, For e'en though vanquish'd he could argue still; While words of learned length and thundering sound Amaz'd the gazing rustics rang'd around; And still they gaz'd, and still the wonder grew That one small head could carry all he knew.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on argument

I find you want me to furnish you with argument and intellect too.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Vicar of Wakefield

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on argument, certainty, foolishness, god, justice, life, people, possibility, prudence, weakness, and world

There is also the very real possibility that, in the justice of God, one of the reasons He uses the weak and the foolish of the world is so that no argument could be made later that certain people were advantaged in some unfair way by that which was unearned-either in the premortal life or here. Hence it seems prudent for us to realize that just because one is set apart or ordained to a certain calling or assignment he or she must not expect to be set apart from the stresses of life. There appear to be no immunities.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Sermons Not Spoken, p.26, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Murray Gell-Mann on argument, books, determination, dreams, meaning, nature, spelling, time, and words

In 1963, when I assigned the name "quark" to the fundamental constituents of the nucleon, I had the sound first, without the spelling, which could have been "kwork." Then, in one of my occasional perusals of Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce, I came across the word "quark" in the phrase "Three quarks for Muster Mark." Since "quark" (meaning, for one thing, the cry of a gull) was clearly intended to rhyme with "Mark," as well as "bark" and other such words, I had to find an excuse to pronounce it as "kwork." But the book represents the dreams of a publican named Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker. Words in the text are typically drawn from several sources at once, like the "portmanteau words" in Through the Looking Glass. From time to time, phrases occur in the book that are partially determined by calls for drinks at the bar. I argued, therefore, that perhaps one of the multiple sources of the cry "Three quarks for Muster Mark" might be "Three quarts for Mister Mark," in which case the pronunciation "kwork" would not be totally unjustified. In any case, the number three fitted perfectly the way quarks occur in nature.

Murray Gell-Mann

Source: The Quark and the Jaguar, W.H. Freeman, New York, 1994, pp 180-181.

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on argument, reason, and weakness

He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on argument, heart, mind, and women

With women the heart argues, not the mind.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Merope

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A Quote by Mary McCarthy on argument, character, cities, food, life, and senses

The strongest argument for the unmaterialistic character of American life is . . . that we tolerate conditions that are, from a materialistic point of view, intolerable . . . the food we eat, the cramped apartments . . . the crowded subways. . . . American life, in large cities, at any rate, is a perpetual assault of the senses and the nerves; it is out of asceticism, out of unworldliness, precisely, that we bear it.

Mary McCarthy (1912 - 1989)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on argument, body, feeling, friendship, justice, learning, morality, simplicity, slavery, thought, time, trouble, and work

Huck has just lied to protect his friend, Jim, a runaway slave. With this simple argument Twain demolishes at least two or three of the most commonplace modern approaches to morality. They went off, and I got aboard the raft, feeling bad and low, because I knowed very well I had done wrong, and I see it warn't no use for me to try to learn to do right; a body that don't get started right when he's little, ain't got no show-when the pinch comes there ain't nothing to back him up and keep him to his work, and so he gets beat. Then I thought a minute, and says to myself, hold on,-s'pose you'd a done right and give Jim up; would you felt better than what you do now? No, says I, I'd feel bad-I'd feel just the same way I do now. Well, then, says I, what's the use you learning to do right, when it's troublesome to do right and ain't no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same? I was stuck. I couldn't answer that. So I reckoned I wouldn't bother no more about it, but after this always do whichever come handiest at the time.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Adventures of Huckelberry Finn, 1885

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A Quote by Baroness Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach on argument and fear

Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830 - 1916)

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