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Where we desire to be informed 'tis good to contest with men above ourselves; but to confirm and establish our opinions, 'tis best to argue with judgments below our own, that the frequent spoils and victories over their reasons may settle in ourselves an esteem and confirmed opinion of our own.

Sir Thomas Browne Quotes , Source: Religio Medici (pt. I, VI)

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'Twas blow for blow, disputing inch by inch, For one would not retreat, nor t'other flinch.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto VIII, st. 77)

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Much might be said on both sides.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: in the "Spectator", no. 122

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How agree the kettle and the earthen pot together?

Bible Quotes , Source: Ecclesiasticus (ch. XIII, v. 2)

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The brilliant chief, irregularly great, Frank, haughty, rash--the Rupert of debate.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: The New Timon (pt. I)

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And there begins a lang digression About the lords o' the creation.

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: The Twa Dogs

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Whatever Sceptic could inquire for, For every why he had a wherefore.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto I, l. 131)

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He'd undertake to prove, by force Of argument, a man's no horse. He'd prove a buzzard is no fowl, And that a Lord may be an owl, A calf an Alderman, a goose a Justice, And rooks, Committee-men or Trustees.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto I, l. 71)

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I've heard old cunning stagers Say, fools for arguments use wagers.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. II, canto I, l. 297)

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When Bishop Berkeley said "there was no matter." And proved it--'t was no matter what he said.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto XI, st. 1), an allusion to a dissertation by Berkeley on Mind and Matter found in no

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I am bound to furnish my antagonists with arguments, but not with comprehension.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto XI, st. 1), an allusion to a dissertation by Berkeley on Mind and Matter found in no

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The noble Lord (Stanley) was the Prince Rupert to the Parliamentary army--his valour did not always serve his own cause.

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes , Source: in a speech in the House of Commons

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

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Amphitryon (act I, sc. 1)

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The daughter of debate That still discord doth sow.

Elizabeth I Quotes , Source: about Mary Queen of Scots

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Reproachful speech from either side The want of argument supplied; They rail, reviled; as often ends The contests of disputing friends.

John Gay Quotes , Source: Fables--Ravens--Sexton and Earth Worm (pt. II, l. 117)

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I always admired Mrs. Grote's saying that politics and theology were the only two really great subjects.

Rt. Hon. William Ewart Gladstone Quotes , Source: in a letter to Lord Roseberry

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In arguing, too, the parson own'd his skill, For even though vanquished he could argue still.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: The Deserted Village (l. 211)

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His conduct still right with his argument wrong.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: Retaliation (l. 46)

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I find you want me to furnish you with argument and intellects too. No, sir, these, I protest you, are too hard for me.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: Vicar of Wakefield (ch. VII)

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In arguing one should meet serious pleading with humor, and humor with serious pleading.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: Vicar of Wakefield (ch. VII)

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Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes Error a fault, and truth discourtesy.

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Temple--Church Porch (st. 52)

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

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson

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Nay, if he take you in hand, sir, with an argument, He'll bray you in a mortar.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: The Alchemist (act II, sc. 1)

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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 wherein I went.

Omar Khayyam ("The Tent-Maker") Quotes , Source: The Rubaiyat

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There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.

James Russell Lowell Quotes , Source: Democracy and Other Addresses, Democracy

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