You Can’t Win An Argument

Quotes from How to Win Friends & Influence People (Revised Edition) by Dale Carnegie:

Chapter: You Can’t Win An argument.

Principle: The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.

“You can’t win an argument.”  (pg. 117)

“A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.”  (pg. 117)

“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.”  (pg. 118)

“So figure it out for yourself.  Which would you rather have, an academic, theatrical victory or a person’s good will?  You can seldom have both.”  (pg. 118)

Principle: The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.

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