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If you argue and rankle and contradict, you may achieve a victory sometimes; but it will be an empty victory because you will never get your opponent's good will.

How to Win Friends and Influence People
I have come to the conclusion that there is only one way under high heaven to get the best of an argument - and that is to avoid it. Avoid it as you would avoid rattlesnakes and earthquakes.

How to Win Friends and Influence People
People generally quarrel because they cannot argue
Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory
A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about
Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room
If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack
Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this
When getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds thinking about him and what he is going to say
Many can argue; not many converse
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."