Arguing Quotes

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Criss Jami
“At first, they'll only dislike what you say, but the more correct you start sounding the more they'll dislike you.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Michel de Montaigne
“He who establishes his argument by noise and command, shows that his reason is weak.”
Michel de Montaigne

Criss Jami
“If you have to say or do something controversial, aim so that people will hate that they love it and not love that they hate it.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Dan Pearce
“Children are gifts. They are not ours for the breaking. They are ours for the making.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Dan Pearce
“Dads. It’s time to show our sons how to properly treat a woman. It’s time to show our daughters how a girl should expect be treated. It’s time to show forgiveness and compassion. It’s time to show our children empathy. It’s time to break social norms and teach a healthier way of life! It’s time to teach good gender roles and to ditch the unnecessary ones. Does it really matter if your son likes the color pink? Is it going to hurt anybody? Do you not see the damage it inflicts to tell a boy that there is something wrong with him because he likes a certain color? Do we not see the damage we do in labeling our girls “tom boys” or our boys “feminine” just because they have their own likes and opinions on things? Things that really don’t matter?”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

علي بن أبي طالب
“The moment you start arguing with an ignorant fool, you have already lost.”
Imam Ali AS

Criss Jami
“...There are also those who inadvertently grant power to another man's words by continuously trying to spite him. If a man gets to the point where he can simply say, 'The sky is blue,' and people indignantly rush up trying to refute him saying, 'No, the sky is light blue,' then, whether they realize it or not, he has become an authority figure even to such adversaries.”
Criss Jami

Dan Pearce
“Dads. Do you not realize that a child is what you tell them they are? That people almost always become what they are labeled? Was whatever your child just did really the “dumbest thing you’ve ever seen somebody do”? Was it really the “most ridiculous thing they ever could have done”? Do you really believe that your child is an idiot? Because she now does. Think about that. Because you said it, she now believes it. Bravo.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Tamora Pierce
“Excuse me," she said politely. "But you can't have him. Not yet. He's going to come back with me.”
Tamora Pierce, Alanna: The First Adventure

Dan Pearce
“Dads. It’s time to tell our kids that we love them. Constantly. It’s time to show our kids that we love them. Constantly. It’s time to take joy in their twenty-thousand daily questions and their inability to do things as quickly as we’d like. It’s time to take joy in their quirks and their ticks. It’s time to take joy in their facial expressions and their mispronounced words. It’s time to take joy in everything that our kids are.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Criss Jami
“Psychobabble attempts to redefine the entire English language just to make a correct statement incorrect. Psychology is the study of why someone would try to do this.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Vera Nazarian
“Don't bother to argue anything on the Internet. And I mean, ANYTHING.... The most innocuous, innocent, harmless, basic topics will be misconstrued by people trying to deconstruct things down to the sub-atomic level and entirely miss the point.... Seriously. Keep peeling the onion and you get no onion.”
Vera Nazarian

Sara  Humphreys
“Don't even think of arguing with me. I'm an old woman and if you fight me about it, it could give me a heart attack.”
Sara Taney Humphreys, The Amoveo Legacy

Dan Pearce
“Dads. Do your faces light up when you first see your child in the morning or when you come home from work? Do you not understand that a child’s entire sense of value can revolve around what they see in your face when you first see them?”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Patrick Rothfuss
“Pride is always a better lever against the nobility than reason.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Criss Jami
“It's not about whether or not someone is a bigot, but whether or not the argument which that someone is arguing is worth being a bigot about.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Dan Pearce
“Do you not realize that your kids are going to make mistakes, and a lot of them? Do you not realize the damage you do when you push your son’s nose into his mishaps or make your daughter feel worthless because she bumped or spilled something? Do you have any idea how easy it is to make your child feel abject? It’s as simple as letting out the words, “why would you do that!?” or “how many times have I told you…”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Julia Quinn
“You'd never have gotten it right. You have to hit the door just so. It took me weeks to learn."
"And what were you doing sneaking out at night?" he demanded.
"I fail to see how that is your business."
"You became my business when you took up residence
in my house."
"Well, I wouldn't have moved in if you hadn'tkidnapped me!"
"I wouldn't have kidnapped you if you hadn't been wandering about the countryside with no thought to
your own safety."
"I was certainly safer in the countryside than I was at Prewitt Hall, and you well know it."
"You wouldn't be safe in a convent," he muttered.
"If you two lovebirds can stop snapping at each other," James cut in, "I'd like to search the study before
Prewitt returns home."
Blake glared at Caroline as if this entire delay were her fault, causing her to hiss, "Don't forget that if it
weren't for me-"
"If it weren't for you," he shot back, "I would be a very happy man indeed."
"We are wasting time," James reminded them. "The both of you may remain here, if you cannot cease
your squabbling, but I am going in to search the south drawing room."
"I'll go first," Caroline announced, "since I know the way."
"You'll go behind me," Blake contradicted, "and give me directions as we go along."
"Oh, for the love of Saint Peter," James finally burst out, exasperation showing in every line of his body.
"I'll go first, if only to shut the two of you up. Caroline, you follow and give me directions. Blake, you
guard her from the rear.”
Julia Quinn, To Catch an Heiress

Dan Pearce
“Loving my son, building my son, touching my son, playing with my son, being with my son… these aren’t tasks that only super dads can perform. These are tasks that every dad should perform. Always. Without fail.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

“After a lifetime of engaging in long, passionate discussions I have come to the conclusion that it is a waste of time trying to convince anyone of anything.”
Michael Foley, Embracing the Ordinary: Lessons From the Champions of Everyday Life

Criss Jami
“These days when Christians bicker they exaggerate passion into a legalistic belief and prosperity into a lukewarm belief.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Tomáš Gavlas
“Do not argue about what is beautiful or ugly, exalted or base, as most comparisons only lead to strife and seed of hostility among people.”
Tomáš Gavlas, Karlaz: The Way of Freedom

“Arguing with a fool means you’re also one.”
Omar Cherif

“It’s a waste of energy and time arguing with unwise people, for their sole intention is not only for you to stoop to their level, but for you to act out of character.”
Charmaine J. Forde

Abhijit Naskar
“Argumentation doesn't breed solution, it only breeds more chaos. If you want to find solution, then observe, scrutinize and discuss. However, a discussion has to be an actual discussion to be able to solve a problem, and not a debate in disguise.”
Abhijit Naskar, Good Scientist: When Science and Service Combine

Yangsze Choo
“It was some time before he motioned for me to come out, and when I did so, I couldn't help glancing around nervously. The gardeners were now mere specks in the distance.

"Do they work at night as well?" I asked, looking around at the dusky pall that still thankfully covered the sky.
"It will be morning soon," said Er Lang. "But they seem to go around at all hours. You look dreadful, by the way," he remarked conversationally.

I glared at him, conscious of the way my hair had straggled out of its plaits, the dirt that encrusted my clothing, not to mention the tear stains on my grimy face. "Why does it matter?”
Yangsze Choo, The Ghost Bride

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Sometimes what we see as an instance of a toddler crying the toddler sees as it reasoning.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Patricia Gaffney
“It’s disappointing when your child doesn’t agree with you, especially when you know you’re right, but it’s also hugely exciting. Discussing that film defined our differences in a way nothing quite had before, and never so easily or naturally. I loved my daughter even more, if that was possible, for who she was, who I could see her becoming. And I like to think she added a little bit of ballast to her already crowded cargo hold of tolerant affection for Mom.”
Patricia Gaffney, Mad Dash

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Love is so powerful that some people pretend to be smart, someone they are not, kind, reasonable, and/or interested in things they really hate … for a very long time, until the relationship or marriage ends, or seems to be about to end.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“There is no correlation between the degree to which you are confident that you are right and the chances of you not being wrong.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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