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Every argument on lynching in the South gets back sooner or later to the question of rape.

Tags: Later, Question  ✍ Author: Ray Stannard Baker

The argument has been made in Congress that it is slippery slope if you allow therapeutic, what people people are calling therapeutic cloning, then you will get reproductive cloning.

Tags: Calling, Congress  ✍ Author: David Baltimore

Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.

Tags: Irony, Neither  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.

Tags: Avoid, Best  ✍ Author: Dale Carnegie

When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.

Tags: Abuse, Basis  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Any time three New Yorkers get into a cab without an argument, a bank has just been robbed.

Tags: Three, Time  ✍ Author: Phyllis Diller

This band has never had an argument. It's just amazing.

Tags: Amazing, Band  ✍ Author: Dave Edmunds

The argument of the strongest is always the best.

Tags: Best, Strongest  ✍ Author: Jean de La Fontaine

Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.

Tags: Anger, Good  ✍ Author: Indira Gandhi

Silence is argument carried out by other means.

Tags: Means, Silence  ✍ Author: Che Guevara

Convincing yourself doesn't win an argument.

Tags: Win, Yourself  ✍ Author: Nikki Haley

Anger is seldom without argument but seldom with a good one.

Tags: Anger, Good  ✍ Author: Lord Halifax

In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing.

Tags: Love, Songs  ✍ Author: Franz Kafka

In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always.

Tags: Politics, Truth  ✍ Author: Walter Savage Landor

But, you know, there's still an argument, there's still ten states that outlaw premarital sex, and many more states where adultery is still outlawed and a crime.

Tags: Crime, Sex  ✍ Author: Liam Neeson

A living museum must surely see itself as a locus of argument. A breathing art institution is not a lockup but a moveable feast.

Tags: Art, Living  ✍ Author: Paul O\'Grady

The whole argument with the anti-suffragists, or even the critical suffragist man, is this: that you can govern human beings without their consent.

Tags: Human, Whole  ✍ Author: Emmeline Pankhurst

People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument.

Tags: Changed, Minds  ✍ Author: Will Rogers

Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.

Tags: Modern, Worse  ✍ Author: George Santayana

My life is my argument.

Tags: Life  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

That's what we're missing. We're missing argument. We're missing debate. We're missing colloquy. We're missing all sorts of things. Instead, we're accepting.

Tags: Accepting, Missing  ✍ Author: Studs Terkel

Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument.

Tags: Best, Hungry  ✍ Author: Voltaire
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We must reinforce argument with results.

Tags: Reinforce, Results  ✍ Author: Booker T. Washington

In Vegas, I got into a long argument with the man at the roulette wheel over what I considered to be an odd number.

Tags: Number, Vegas  ✍ Author: Steven Wright

Few progressives would take issue with the argument that, significant accomplishments notwithstanding, the Obama presidency has been a big disappointment.

Tags: Big, Few  ✍ Author: Eric Alterman

Observe which side resorts to the most vociferous name-calling and you are likely to have identified the side with the weaker argument and they know it.

Tags: Likely, Side  ✍ Author: Carl D. Anderson

Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?

Tags: Gods, Proof  ✍ Author: Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions.

Tags: Proof, Taught  ✍ Author: E. T. Bell

Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup.

Tags: Red, Rise  ✍ Author: Wendell Berry

The conservative argument is that the economy is like the weather, that it just operates automatically.

Tags: Economy, Weather  ✍ Author: Sidney Blumenthal

Argument is meant to reveal the truth, not to create it.

Tags: Create, Truth  ✍ Author: Edward de Bono

I have found you an argument; I am not obliged to find you an understanding.

Tags: Found, Obliged  ✍ Author: James Boswell

I passionately believe that's it's not just what you say that counts, it's also how you say it - that the success of your argument critically depends on your manner of presenting it.

Tags: Depends, Success  ✍ Author: Alain de Botton

A day without an argument is like an egg without salt.

Tags: Egg, Salt  ✍ Author: Angela Carter

The best argument for mutual funds is that they offer safety and diversification. But they don't necessarily offer safety and diversification.

Tags: Best, Safety  ✍ Author: Victor Cherbuliez

You never need an argument against the use of violence, you need an argument for it.

Tags: Against, Violence  ✍ Author: Noam Chomsky

Never get into an argument with a schizophrenic person and say, 'Who do you think you are?'

 ✍ Author: Ray Combs

Academics don't normally manage to alter people's way of thinking through their strength of argument.

Tags: Strength, Thinking  ✍ Author: Billy Crystal

A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow.

Tags: Blow, Word  ✍ Author: John Dryden

For your own good is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.

Tags: Agree, Good  ✍ Author: Janet Frame

Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them.

Tags: Manners, Morals  ✍ Author: Thomas Hardy

Well, we can't say any more than we can say there is no god, there is no afterlife. We can only say there is no persuasive evidence for or argument for it.

Tags: Evidence, God  ✍ Author: Christopher Hitchens

The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.

Tags: Sounder  ✍ Author: E. W. Howe

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.

Tags: Friends, Truth  ✍ Author: David Hume

The argument about zoning and the presidency of Nigeria is like the philosophical argument of the egg or the hen. Who is older through the evolutionary process, who came first?

Tags: Older, Process  ✍ Author: Goodluck Jonathan

AIDS is an absolutely tragic disease. The argument about AIDS' being some kind of divine retribution is crap.

Tags: Aids, Divine  ✍ Author: Calvin Klein

The scientific argument advanced for intelligent design at the Dover trial, those arguments collapsed, scientifically and intellectually.

Tags: Design, Scientific  ✍ Author: Kenneth R. Miller

My argument is not that I shouldn't have been punished, but that the punishment didn't fit the crime.

Tags: Crime, Fit  ✍ Author: Kevin Mitnick

It was an argument of rare power and eloquence.

Tags: Power, Rare  ✍ Author: William Henry Moody

As set forth by theologians, the idea of 'God' is an argument that assumes its own conclusions, and proves nothing.

Tags: God, Idea  ✍ Author: Johann Most

I will listen to any argument put to me.

Tags: Listen, Put  ✍ Author: George Osborne

No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.

Tags: Attitude, Effect  ✍ Author: Karl Popper

Be part of the solution and answer to the problem versus part of the problem and continuing argument around it.

Tags: Answer, Problem  ✍ Author: David Pratt

The only part of an argument that really matters is what we think of the people arguing.

Tags: Arguing, Matters  ✍ Author: Kim Stanley Robinson

We are told that the possession of nuclear weapons - in some cases even the testing of these weapons - is essential for national security. But this argument can be made by other countries as well.

Tags: National, Security  ✍ Author: Joseph Rotblat

What I look for in any book is an argument, based on evidence, that changes the way I think about something important.

Tags: Book, Changes  ✍ Author: Arthur Schwartz

There are clear cases in which 'understanding' literally applies and clear cases in which it does not apply; and these two sorts of cases are all I need for this argument.

Tags: Apply, Clear  ✍ Author: John Searle

John Foster Dulles had called on me in his capacity as Secretary of State, and he had exhausted every argument to persuade me to place Cambodia under the protection of the South East Asia Treaty Organization.

Tags: Place, State  ✍ Author: Norodom Sihanouk

There's always that argument to make - that you're in better company historically if people don't understand what you're doing.

Tags: Company, Understand  ✍ Author: Elliott Smith

Similes prove nothing, but yet greatly lighten and relieve the tedium of argument.

Tags: Greatly, Prove  ✍ Author: David H. Souter

Liberals are sometimes defined as people who can't take their own side in an argument.

Tags: Side, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Cass Sunstein

Could I interrupt here, because there is an alternative explanation, which you are particularly well placed to examine. You know the argument that it is the alchemists in the laboratories who invent the sweet new kits.

Tags: Here, Sweet  ✍ Author: E. P. Thompson

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