Contradiction Quotes0

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

 

Even though I make those movies, I find myself wishing that more of those magic moments could happen in real life. - Jane Seymour

 

Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes). - Walt Whitman

 

The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. - Oscar Wilde

 

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

People who honestly mean to be true really contradict themselves much more rarely than those who try to be "consistent." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

Einstein is an analytical mathematician seeking to give a physical interpretation to the conclusions of his mathematical process. In this he is hampered by a load of contradictory and absurd assumptions of the school that he follows, which throws him into all manner of difficulty. Einstein has such a faculty for embracing both sides of a contradiction that one would have to be of the same frame of mind to follow his thought, it is so peculiarly his own. The whole Relativity theory is as easy to follow as the path of a bat in the air at night. - Jeremiah Joseph

 

There is surely no contradiction in saying that a certain section of the community may be quite competent to protect the persons and property of the rest, yet quite unfit to direct our opinions, or to superintend our private habits.-Thomas Babington

 

There is, I conceive, no contradiction in believing that mind is at once the cause of matter and of the development of individualised human minds through the agency of matter.-Alfred Russel Wallace

 

There stands no contradiction between giving voice to legitimate anxiety and at the same time, as and when exchange of fire commences, looking to the rest of the country, as well as all of us in the House, to give full moral support to our forces.-Charles Kennedy

 

This contradiction lies here: they wish God, and they wish humanity. They persist in connecting two terms which, once separated, can come together again only to destroy each other.-Mikhail Bakunin

 

To write a book about improvisation is partly a contradiction in terms. Improvisation is spontaneous. It's in the moment.-Sally Schneider

 

We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.-Blaise Pascal

 

We don't perceive a contradiction between writing books, making films or producing a television program. These days you can't choose how you want to express yourself anymore.-Alexander Kluge

 

We have to acknowledge peace is in danger and mankind still has not realised the priority to be given to world dialogue versus armed contradiction and bloodshed.-Nursultan Nazarbayev

 

What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time, which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth.-Roland Barthes

 

What the nation's built on is discussion, contradiction and growth, and at the moment you can't discuss anything. If you do start to discuss it, you get criticized. If people hate us, you have to find out why and try to solve that problem.-Donald Sutherland

 

When a contradiction is impossible to resolve except by a lie, then we know that it is really a door.-Simone Weil

 

When I write down my thoughts, they do not escape me. This action makes me remember my strength which I forget at all times. I educate myself proportionately to my captured thought. I aim only to distinguish the contradiction between my mind and nothingness.-Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

 

Woman's at best a contradiction still.-Alexander Pope

 

I regard the principle of conscription of life as a flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom, democratic liberty and Christian teaching.-Roger Nash Baldwin

 

I spoke without fear of contradiction. I simply did not suffer self-doubt.-Elia Kazan

 

I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.-Charlie Chaplin

 

In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory.-Alfred North Whitehead

 

It does not seem that the contradiction which exists between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic structure of modern society can ever be resolved.-Herbert Read

 

It was not simply out of a spirit of contradiction that I exposed a light source to magnetic forces. The idea came to me during an investigation of the effect discovered by Kerr on light reflected by magnetic mirrors.-Pieter Zeeman

 

Men who hold a theory of the Church which excludes from communion those whom they admit to have the Spirit of Christ simply proclaim that their theory is in flat contradiction to the spiritual fact.-Roland Allen

 

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.-Groucho Marx

 

Say to all small and great, and that often, that fully, quickly and willingly, without grumbling and contradiction, they do all your commands that are not against God.-Robert Grosseteste

 

Such, Polly, are your sex - part truth, part fiction; - Some thought, much whim and all a contradiction.-Richard Savage

 

That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.-Freda Adler

 

That the sun will not rise tomorrow is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies no more contradiction, than the affirmation, that it will rise.-David Hume

 

That was my first lesson from Ben-Gurion. Then I saw him making peace, and I saw him making war. He mobilized me before the war. The man was a very rare combination between a real intellectual and a born leader. There is a contradiction between the two.-Shimon Peres

 

The cardinal responsibility of leadership is to identify the dominant contradiction at each point of the historical process and to work out a central line to resolve it.-Mao Tse-Tung

 

The exercise of authority over the same area by two States is a contradiction.-Benjamin Tucker

 

The language of the moment or, as it were, the language of the order in which we live, is the image. I felt that if I wanted to commune with the public, I should best do so through the language of image. It's a conscious embrace of a contradiction.-Godfrey Reggio

 

The market came with the dawn of civilization and it is not an invention of capitalism. If it leads to improving the well-being of the people there is no contradiction with socialism.-Mikhail Gorbachev

 

The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction of what it is pretending to be.-George Santayana

 

There are more ways of outraging speech than contradiction merely.-J. L. Austin

 

There is no contradiction between effective law enforcement and respect for civil and human rights. Dr. King did not stir us to move for our civil rights to have them taken away in these kinds of fashions.-Dorothy Height

 
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