Best 62 Quotes & Tweets on Disagree

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A phrase I heard recently and found useful: “I agree with the idea, but disagree with the tone.” Many ideas get dismissed because they are delivered in a cocky/hostile/dismissive tone—or because of who delivers them. This phrase encourages you to separate substance from style.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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A simple strategy that will save you so many headaches: don't care about winning trivial arguments. Someone says something you don't agree with? Smile, nod, and move on to more important things. Life is short. Not caring about having the last word will save you so much time.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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You can disagree without saying anything. Not needing to win trivial arguments saves you time, energy, and friends.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Making people feel good while you disagree with them is a superpower.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Twitter Rules: Praise specifically, criticize generally. Don't respond to negativity. Say it as if to their face. Be original. Don't debate.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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A sure sign you haven’t done enough reading is if you find yourself agreeing with whatever book you read last. At first, it’s easy to be swayed by any reasonable argument. Once you’ve read a lot, you can see that even the best arguments have limitations.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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When you see anger, look for the fear.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Don’t debate people in the media when you can debate them in the marketplace.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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The art of respectful disagreement is a lost art

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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Nothing is gained by arguing with someone over something that doesn't matter. You can disagree without saying anything. Not needing to win trivial arguments saves you time, energy, and friends.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Disagreement is not disrespect.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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The problem with many arguments is that they’re really just justifications for feelings. Just embrace your feelings, and forgo the need to constantly dress them up in logically sounding arguments.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

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Improvement begins when you have the discipline to confront the facts.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

14

Work with people that make arguing enjoyable.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

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If you “won” an argument, you lost.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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When someone responds to your questions with anger and frustration, it's unlikely they're a genius. More than likely, they don't know what they are doing and are frustrated with you because deep down you're exposing them to the lies they tell themselves.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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The reason for your anger is always inside of you.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Amateurs think disagreements are threats. Professionals see them as an opportunity to learn.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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The fastest way to improve your thinking is to write daily and defend a perspective you disagree with

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Don’t have enough time? Then stop arguing with people

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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Just because I disagree with someone doesn't mean I can't still be impressed with the clarity of their thinking

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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If you’re going to spend time disagreeing, disagree with smart people you respect about topics you really care about.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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When arguing, most people mistake the strength of their emotions for the strength of their logic. Keep this in mind the next time you find yourself replying to someone you disagree with.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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My friend was a nationally ranked debater, and here’s what he said: • Give a roadmap whenever you start speaking. • Signpost every argument. • Explicitly state the implications of your arguments. • He practiced speeches until his 5 year-old brother understood the impact.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Secret to good relationships: Both people are okay losing most arguments.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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You can’t evaluate/be skeptical of everything. Follow Pascal’s philosophy and only put effort into things that can hurt you when you’re wrong.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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If you can’t argue both sides, you can’t argue.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Never agree to anything on the spot from someone you don't know.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Seek out people who respectfully disagree with or challenge you It’s hard to learn or grow if people only agree with you

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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Surprise is the beginning of opportunity. When something doesn't make sense, it means your model of how things work is wrong. Instead of dismissing what doesn't make sense, dive in.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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We like it when other people agree with us, which is why we rarely say what we are thinking.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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A freakishly large number of the smartest people I know studied debate. I like how much they focus on how ideas are framed instead of jumping to conclusions. Instead of moving individual pieces, they create the rules of the game because that’s the highest leverage thing to do.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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The replacement of "I disagree with you" – which implies this is simply my different opinion – with "that's a bad take" – which implies some sort of universal standard of wrong – sucks.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

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Avoid arguments with people who would rather win than be right

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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I used to think I was on the right side of an argument close to 100% of the time. Then, around 50% of the time. Now, I think it's close to 0%. Why? Because it's much more likely both sides are somewhat wrong than one being completely right.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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People respectfully disagreeing with you isn’t a curse, it’s a blessing We all have our blind spots

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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When you think for yourself, you end up having a lot of people who will disagree with you

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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We each have a contrarian belief that society rejects. But the more our own identity and local tribe reject it, the more real it likely is.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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People want different things. Disagreements are often a misunderstanding of priorities.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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You wouldn’t argue with every idiot who disagreed with you in real life, so don’t do it here either

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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If one person disagreeing with you on the internet can stop you, I’d recommend not starting.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Valuing diversity means valuing disagreement. But I know many people (including myself sometime) who want to pursue the former while avoiding the latter. Disagreeing may be uncomfortable, but done respectfully it leads to better outcomes.

Julie Zhuo

Julie Zhuo

@joulee

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Reminder: Not only is it possible to disagree with someone without labeling them an idiot, you can cheerfully agree on the next subject too.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

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If you disregard everything someone you disagree with says, you’re not really thinking

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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When things happen that agree with our view of the world, we naturally think they are good for us and others. When they conflict with our views, they are wrong and bad. But the world is smarter than we are.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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3D Printing turns speech into guns. Encryption turns speech into privacy. Bitcoin turns speech into money. Free speech trumps other debates.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Its a beautiful day to realize not everyone is going to agree with you (and that’s ok).

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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The more people you reach, the more people disagree with you. The more people disagree with you, the more people you reach.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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The simpler something feels to use, the harder it was to create. It took more time and debates for the maker(s) to get it right. That’s why you shouldn’t study makers to imitate their creations. Study makers to figure out how they make things.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah