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arguments Quotes

11 of the best book quotes about arguments
  1. #1
    “And now, Athenians, I am not going to argue for my own sake, as you may think, but for yours, that you may not sin against the God by condemning me, who am his gift to you.”
  2. #2
    “I know that my plainness of speech makes them hate me, and what is their hatred but a proof that I am speaking the truth?”
    author
    Plato
    book
    Apology
    character
    Socrates
    concepts
    truthhatredarguments
  3. #3
    “O, then my best blood turn To an infected jelly and my name Be yoked with his that did betray the Best! Turn then my freshest reputation to A savour that may strike the dullest nostril Where I arrive, and my approach be shunn’d, Nay, hated too, worse than the great’st infection That e’er was heard or read!”
  4. #4
    “An argument that happened while you were walking out the door on your way to work is no longer an actual argument, it’s a thought in your mind.”
  5. #5
    “I am afeard
    there are few die well that die in a battle, for how
    can they charitably dispose of anything, when blood
    is their argument? Now, if these men do not die
    well, it will be a black matter for the king that led
    them to it, who to disobey were against all proportion
    of subjection.”
  6. #6
    ″[Harry Hoyt] was embarrassed by his mother’s lack of patriotic zeal; it may have been the only time he argued with anyone, but he won the argument—he got to go to Vietnam, where he was killed by one of the poisonous snakes of that region. It was a Russell’s viper and it bit him while he was peeing under a tree; a later revelation was that the tree stood outside a whorehouse, where Harry had been waiting his turn. He was like that; he was a walker—when there was no good reason to walk.”
  7. #7
    “You told me! I told you!”
  8. #8
    “Yes, I would become upset when you forgot to take out the garbage, but that is not a real argument. That is nothing. It passes like a leaf blown by the window. It is over and done and it is forgotten quickly.”
  9. #9
    “But Ove isn’t bloody arguing. He just thinks right is right. Is that such an unreasonable attitude to life?”
  10. #10
    “People love getting into spats on the internet. Some people spend their whole lives doing it. The only people who object to ridicule and criticism are touchy, fragile celebrities and journalists with brittle egos who can’t cope with readers pointing out how biased and stupid they are.”
  11. #11
    “The duty of rhetoric is to deal with such matters as we deliberate upon without arts or systems to guide us, in the hearing of persons who cannot take in at a glance a complicated argument, or follow a long chain of reasoning.”

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