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There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.

Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
A long dispute means that both parties are wrong
It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it.
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.
One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle it without debate.
People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.
There is no arguing with him, for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it.
He that blows the coals in quarrels that he has nothing to do with, has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face.
Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument.
The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion, but rather to know it.
Quarrels would not last so long if the fault lay only on one side.
The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face.
When good people have a falling out, only one of them may be at fault at first; but if the strife continues long, usually both become guilty.
Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.
Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable.
I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing.
Weakness on both sides is, the motto of all quarrels.
If you argue with a woman and win, you lose.
Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is generally the worst sort of reading.
In a false quarrel there is no true valor.
Two dogs strive for a bone and the third one runs off with it.
Soft words win hard hearts.
In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing.
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right.
Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us; for a madman is not cured by another running mad also.
Wise men argue cases, fools decide them.