Quotes about Communication

"If you go in for argument, take care of your temper. Your logic, if you have any, will take care of itself."

Joseph Farrell (-)


"Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute."

Josh Billings was the pen name of humorist born Henry Wheeler (20 April 1818 – 14 October 1885) He was perhaps the second most famous humor writer and lecturer in the United States in the second half of the 19th century after Mark Twain, although his reputation has not fared so well with later generations.


"Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing."

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900 ) was an Irish writer, poet, and prominent aesthete. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his many epigrams, his plays which are still revived, and the tragedy of his imprisonment and early death.


"It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them."

Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (24 January 1732 – 18 May 1799) was a watchmaker, inventor, musician, diplomat, fugitive, spy, publisher, arms dealer, and revolutionary (both French and American). He was best known, however, for his theatrical works, especially the three Figaro plays.


"In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth."

Publilius Syrus (-) a Latin writer of maxims, flourished in the 1st century BC. He was a Syrian who was brought as a slave to Italy, but by his wit and talent he won the favor of his master, who freed and educated him.


"With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plea; but to tryants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost."

William Lloyd Garrison (December 13, 1805 – May 24, 1879) was a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer.


"Disagreement is refreshing when two men lovingly desire to compare their views to find out the truth. Controversy is wretched when it is only an attempt to prove another wrong."

Frederick William Robertson (known as Robertson of Brighton) (3 February 1816 – 15 August 1853) was an English divine.


"Nothing is as frustrating as arguing with someone who knows what he's talking about."

Samuel James Ewing (born April 9, 1949) is a former baseball player for the Chicago White Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays.


"The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion, but rather to know it."

André Maurois, born Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog, (26 July 1885, Elbeuf, Seine-Maritime – 9 October 1967) was a French author.


"The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know."

Joe Moore (-)