b8453453735has quoted2 years ago
But the real world is anything but ideal, and in it people strive not to reach truth, but to win arguments
b8453453735has quoted2 years ago
So insistent is the human desire to win that almost as soon as the philosophers of classical Greece began to undertake serious enquiry into the nature of things, so also began the art of rhetoric, which is the technique of winning arguments independently of truth or merit
b8453453735has quoted2 years ago
Our innate vanity, which is particularly sensitive in reference to our intellectual powers, will not allow that our first position was wrong and our adversary’s right
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