Nor confuse him with facts.

It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into. -Jonathan Swift, satirist (1667-1745)


2 Responses to “Nor confuse him with facts.”

  1. Trevor Hilton Says:

    What’s the reason for that?

    Seriously, I’ve had discussions with some people with whom it seemed I was arguing with a brick wall. They would use circular reasoning, insults, the “everybody knows” arguement, etc.

  2. The Wombat Says:

    Recently there was an article about how it is almost impossible to get someone to change their mind about something no matter how well your argument is constructed.

    Facts are of little use. Sigh!

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