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Arguing with an idiot
« on: June 20, 2015, 07:39:39 PM »



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...than to speak out and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln


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Re: Arguing with an idiot
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2015, 01:31:33 PM »

luckily i'm a dove. ;D
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Re: Arguing with an idiot
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2015, 01:40:03 PM »

“My needs are simple and few, thought Valentine. Food. Clothing. A comfortable place to sleep. And no idiots.

But of course a world with no idiots would be lonely. If she herself were even allowed there.”


― Orson Scott Card, Ender in Exile
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Re: Arguing with an idiot
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2015, 01:44:22 PM »

What is the origin of the phrase “do not argue with idiots”? Please cite some credible references.

From googling around, I found these three variations. One came from the Bible but I couldn’t find any credible source for the other two.

Don’t argue with idiots because they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. —Greg King

Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. —Mark Twain

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. —Proverbs 26:4 (King James version)


As you can see, only the last one is easily verifiable.

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