- "The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it." ~ Ed Howe
- Could be w:E. W. Howe, add if his first name really is Ed or Edward.
- "Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments." ~ Nathaniel Emmons
All quotees currently have a wikiquote page. If you add quotations by others, please either make sure they have a wikiquote or a wikipedia page, or add a short note providing evidence of notability in the talk page. Thanks ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 20:44, 21 October 2005 (UTC)
I removed the "masterdebater" quote - it is my belief that this page is for meaninful quotes, not derogatory jokes...
- It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle it without debate.
- Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is generally the worst sort of reading.
- Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.
- The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right.
- Debate is the death of conversation.
- He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
- A long dispute means both parties are wrong.
- Never contend with one that is foolish, proud, positive, testy, or with a superior, or a clown, in matter of argument.
- People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
- The purely agitational attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.
- Weak arguments are often thrust before my path; but although they are most unsubstantial, it is not easy to destroy them. There is not a more difficult feat known than to cut through a cushion with a sword.
- When much dispute has past, We find our tenets just the same as last.