Argument Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old argument quotes, argument sayings, and argument proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


That’s the beauty of argument, if you argue correctly, you’re never wrong.

Christopher Buckley

A mature society understands that at the heart of democracy is argument.

Salman Rushdie

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

Indira Gandhi

Be calm in arguing for fierceness makes error a fault and truth discourtesy.     

George Herbert

Exhausting someone in argument is not the same as convincing him     

Tim Kreider

Arguing is the olympics of talking.     

Stewart Stafford

Sometimes, silence is the best way to win an argument.

Jorge P. Guerrero

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge, argument an exchange of ignorance.     

Robert Quillen

Arguments of convenience lack integrity and inevitably trip you up.     

Donald Rumsfeld

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.

Edward Gibbon

Arguments are often like melodramas, they have a predictable beginning, middle, and end.     

Gay Hendricks

The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.     

G. K. Chesterton

There's no winning arguments with your parents.

Wendelin Van Draanen

I think the biggest mistake I made was this wretched ability to see both sides of an argument.

John Major

It's amazing how far the arguments can go.     

Patrick Doyle

Argument need not be heated; it can be punctuated with courteous smiles,or sympathetic tears.     

J. Sidlow Baxter

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.     

Sydney J. Harris

The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right.

Jill Ruckelshaus

There can be no progress without head-on confrontation.     

Christopher Hitchens

It’s hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it’d damn near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person.

Bill Murray

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

Noam Chomsky

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

I'd rather lose an argument than get into a long discussion in order to win it.     

Rafael Nadal

To be clever in argument is not rationality but rationalization.     

Eliezer Yudkowsky

Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.

Oscar Wilde

Winning an argument is losing it as it makes the loser feel bad.

Deepak Chopra

Argument is between two sides or individuals, never say silly to your friend because he/she never argue on oneself.

Wilson M. Mukama

If two men on the same job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, both are useless.

Darryl F. Zanuck

Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.     

Louis D. Brandeis

The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.

Joseph Joubert