Quotes of the Day for 26 March 2004 – Arguments
Another request from the backlog, this one for "arguments and disagreements", seems to logically follow yesterday's elections theme. I'm not particularly proud of yesterday's issue for two reasons. First, I listed Al Capone as dying in 1974, it was, as a couple of sharp readers quickly pointed out, 1947 that the gangster met his syphilitic end. Also, I managed to send the text version with the quotes formatted for HTML, making them less readable than normal. As an HTML subscriber, yours arrived correctly, but you might want to look at the archive for yesterday anyway, or bookmark the archive section, in case you miss an issue someday.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
- Baltasar Gracian, 1601 - 1656
The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw, 1856 - 1950
Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.
- George Savile
The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right.
- Jill Ruckleshaus
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci, 1452 - 1519
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, 1819 - 1891
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