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19 quotes that will stop a discussion in seconds

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1. “Don’t raise your voice, improve your arguments.” Desmond Tutu

2. “Silence is the worst part of any fight because it is made up of all the things we would like to be able to say if we had the courage.” Pete Wentz, Gray

3. “Wouldn’t you like to have a magic phrase that would stop fights, eliminate unease, create goodwill and make the other person listen carefully? Yes? Here it is: “I don’t blame you at all for feeling that way. If I were you, I would feel the same way. ” – How to Win Friends and Influence People

4. “If men did not consider their differences too much, there would be much less anger and more charity.” Joseph Addison

5. “Many arguments could be avoided if we simply stopped and thought about our answer before saying it.” Charles Harper

6. “The moment we want to believe in something, suddenly see all the arguments in favor, and become blind to the arguments against.” George Bernard Shaw

7. “The aim of the fight or discussion should not be victory, but progress.” Joseph Joubert

8. “No one can persuade others to change. Each of us has a changing gate that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open another’s gate, whether through fights or emotional appeal “Marilyn Ferguson

9. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubts, to offer a solution that everyone can understand.” Colin Powell

10. “Insults are the arguments used by those who are wrong.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau

11. “The discussion is an exchange of knowledge; the fight, an exchange of ignorance. ” Robert Quillen

12. “Be able to defend your arguments rationally. Otherwise, all you will have is an opinion. ” Marilyn Vos Savant

13. “Many arguments are screwed up by some idiot who knows what he is talking about.” Miguel de Unamuno

14. “Neither irony nor sarcasm is arguments.” Samuel Butler

15. “People’s minds are changed through observation and not through fights.” Will Rogers

16. “Men tend to confuse the strength of their feeling with the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the cold and relentless touch of logic. “William E. Gladstone

17. “Don’t take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.” Baltasar Gracian

18. “I passionately believe that it’s not just what you say that counts, but also how you say it – the success of your argument depends critically on how you present it.” Alain de Botton

19. “Anyone who leads a discussion by appealing to authority is not using their intelligence; it’s just using your memory. “Leonardo da Vinci