Quotes of Contradictory

“ The mind begins to boggle at unnatural substances as things paradoxical and incomprehensible. ”

- Bishop Robert South

“ The paradoxical — and tragic — situation of man is that his conscience is weakest when he needs it most. ”

- Erich Fromm

“ Time is the most undefinable yet paradoxical of things; the past is gone, the future is not come, and the present becomes the past even while we attempt to define it, and, like the flash of lightning, at once exists and expires. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent. ”

- Erich Fromm

“ As an actor, there's a bit of you that's decided you want to be looked at and watched, but there's a paradoxical bit that wants to run away. ”

- Ralph Fiennes

“ It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. ”

- Leo F. Buscaglia

“ Contraries are cured by contraries. ”

- Unknown

“ Contraries are cured by contraries. ”

- Unknown

“ Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself. ”

- Zig Ziglar

“ Opposites may attract, but I wouldn't put my money on a relationship of financial opposites. ”

- Suze Orman

“ Real excellence and humility are not incompatible one with the other, on the contrary they are twin sisters. ”

- Jean Baptiste LaCordaire

“ We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ It's paradoxical that where people are the most closely crowded, in the big coastal cities in the East and West, the loneliness is the greatest. ”

- Robert Maynard Pirsig

“ It sounds paradoxical to say the attainment of scientific truth has been effected, to a great extent, by the help of scientific errors. ”

- Thomas Henry Huxley

“ So far as we are human, what we do must be either evil or good: so far as we do evil or good, we are human: and it is better, in a paradoxical way, to do evil than to do nothing: at least we exist. ”

- T. S. Eliot

“ The words of truth are always paradoxical. ”

- Lao tzu

“ Paradoxical as it may seem, to believe in youth is to look backward; to look forward we must believe in age. ”

- Dorothy Sayers

“ I see the world in very fluid, contradictory, emerging, interconnected terms, and with that kind of circuitry I just don't feel the need to say what is going to happen or will not happen. ”

- California Govenor Jerry Brown

“ Maybe most people were fundamentally contradictory. The real people at any rate. ”

- Tom Robbins

“ Nothing in all the world is so nonsensical and contradictory, save mortals, that is, who live in the grip of the superstitions of the past. ”

- Anne Rice

“ It could not be happening because this sort of thing did not happen. Any contradictory evidence could be safely ignored. ”

- Terry Pratchett

“ Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. ”

- George Orwell

“ One might as well try to ride two horses moving in different directions, as to try to maintain in equal force two opposing or contradictory sets of desires. ”

- Robert Collier

“ To character and success, two things, contradictory as they may seem, must go together — humble dependence and manly independence: humble dependence on God, and manly reliance on self. ”

- William Wordsworth

“ You don't have many suspects who are innocent of a crime. That's contradictory. If a person is innocent of a crime, then he is not a suspect. ”

- Edwin Meese

“ We end up with the contradictory picture of a society that appears to throw its doors wide open to women, but translates her every step towards success as having been damaging. ”

- Margaret Mead

“ The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy. ”

- George Eliot

“ It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it. ”

- Arnold J. Toynbee
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