Ignorance is always bold and presumptuous. (1)
When I fear I am wrong, I argue with greater effort and intensity.
When I am confidant I am right, I listen with gentleness.
If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool rages. (2)
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John Calvin and William Pringle, Commentary on the Gospel According to John (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2010), John 3:25.