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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Be a gentleman - Speak Softly, Don't Argue!

"After a heated argument on some trivial matter Nancy [Astor] shouted, If I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee! Whereupon Winston [Churchill] answered, And if I were your husband I would drink it." - John Fellows Akers

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument is an exchange of ignorance” - Robert Quillen

“To argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead” - Robert Green Ingersoll

"It isn't smart to argue with a fool; listeners can't tell which is which."

"When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you." - Irving Layton

When an argument flares up, the wise man quenches it with silence. It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it. When two men quarrel, he who is first silent, is the greater gentleman.

"Agreements get better results than arguments."

"War will cease when men refuse to fight." - F. Hansen

Photo by nouQraz taken from this source

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2 comments:

surjit said...

Excellent qoute......“Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument is an exchange of ignorance."
Image is also befitting and eye catching.
Best wishes.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Surjit, I am glad that you liked this post. Best wishes.