You can't win an argument. You can't because if you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it.
I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me.
All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.
The important thing isn't the soundness or otherwise of the argument, but for it to make you think.
I could not be true and constant to the argument I handle, if I were not willing to go beyond others; but yet not more willing than to have others go beyond me again:
It cannot be that axioms established by argumentation should avail for the discovery of new works, since the subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of argument
I object to a quarrel because it always interrupts an argument.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Men are like that, they can resist sound argument, yet yield to a glance.
Honore de Balzac
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours.
Argument is generally waste of time and trouble. It is better to present one’s opinion and leave it to stick or no as it may happen. If sound, it will probably in the end stick, and the sticking is the main thing.
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