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It is senseless to argue with someone whose sole purpose in life is to not be convinced of anything.

How beggarly appear arguments before a defiant deed!
Weak arguments are often thrust before my path; but although they are most insubstantial, it is not easy to destroy them. There is not a more difficult feat known than to cut through a cushion with a sword.
A sure way of getting the last word in an argument is to say you right.
People who know the least always argue the most.
An argument is like a country road, you never know where it is going to lead.
A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about.
There are usually two sides to every argument but no end.
There is no point in arguing about matters of taste.
When two quarrel, both are in the wrong.
When a thing is said to be not worth refuting you may be sure that either it is flagrantly stupid -- in which case all comment is superfluous -- or it is something formidable, the very crux of the problem.
Concerning God, freewill and destiny: Of all that earth has been or yet may be, all that vain men imagine or believe, or hope can paint or suffering may achieve, we descanted.
I will name you the degrees. The first, the Retort Courteous; the second, the Quip Modest; the third, the Reply Churlish; the fourth, the Reproof Valiant; the fifth, the Countercheck Quarrelsome; the sixth, the Lie with Circumstance; the seventh, the Lie Direct.
It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting.
Use soft words and hard arguments.
When much dispute has past, we find our tenets just the same as last.
True disputants are like true sportsman: their whole delight is in the pursuit.
The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.
Debate is the death of conversation.
When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you.
Heat and animosity, contest and conflict, may sharpen the wits, although they rarely do; they never strengthen the understanding, clear the perspicacity, guide the judgment, or improve the heart.
When all are wrong, everyone is right.
The argument of the strongest is always the best.
You punch me, I punch back. I do not believe it's good for ones self-respect to be a punching bag.
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.
The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.
No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other.
Hear one side and you will be in the dark. Hear both and all will be clear.
Soft words are hard arguments.
Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.
Never contend with one that is foolish, proud, positive, testy, or with a superior, or a clown, in matter of argument.
I had a lovers quarrel with the world.
Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments.
Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
There's nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear.
It is the briefest yet wisest maxim which tells us to meddle not.
Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.
A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things.
We are not won by arguments that we can analyze, but by tone and temper; by the manner, which is the man himself.
Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him.