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Paradoxical Quotes

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The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

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Power is paradoxical.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

The Sophists' paradoxical talk pieces and their public
debates were entertainment in 5th century Greece.
And in that world, Socrates was an entertainer.
- David Antin

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 Buscaglia

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

The mind begins to boggle at unnatural substances as
things paradoxical and incomprehensible.
- Robert South

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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

Paradoxical as it may seem, to believe in youth is to look backward;
to look forward we must believe in age.
- Dorothy L. Sayers

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 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

It is great good health to believe, as the Hindus do,
that there are 33 million gods and goddesses in the world.
It is great good health to want to understand one's dreams.
It is great good health to desire the ambiguous and paradoxical.
- Clive Barker

Before I do a play I say that I hope it's going to
be for as short a time as possible but,
once you do it, it is a paradoxical pleasure.
One evening out of two there are five minutes of a
miracle and for those five minutes you want to do it again and again.
It's like a drug.
- Isabelle Huppert

The new formula in physics describes humans as paradoxical
beings who have two complementary aspects:
They can show properties of Newtonian objects and also
infinite fields of consciousness.
- Stanislav Grof

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

We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone -
but paradoxically, if we cannot trust,
neither can we find love or joy.
- Walter Anderson

The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing,
and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it.
- Vaclav Havel

Eroding solidarity paradoxically makes a society more
susceptible to the construction of substitute collectives
and fascisms of all kinds.
- Elfriede Jelinek

Paradoxically, no such embargo exists for the drugs
and therapies that have revolutionized the treatment
of serious diseases although many of them were created
with the same technologies.
- Paul Berg

Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough,
is true security to be found.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Paradoxically, the people and state of Japan living
on such moral props were not innocent but had been
stained by their own past history of invading other Asian countries.
- Kenzaburo Oe

But, I think that the reason I responded to this book,
sort of paradoxically, is that it starts out like The Big Chill,
sort of.
Four friends, who are not quite happy with their life,
and every year they get together for a week and look
for some comfort from each other.
- Lawrence Kasdan

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May you never forget what is worth remembering,
or remember what is best forgotten.
- Anonymous

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Pleasure disappoints, possibility never
- Soren Kierkegaard

We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
- Winston Churchill

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never ascribe to malice that which is
adequately explained by incompetence.
- Napoleon

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
- Abraham Lincoln

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

Winners never quit and quitters never win.
- Vince Lombardi

Never do things others can do and will do
if there are things others cannot do or will not do.
- Amelia Earhart

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

Never forget the three powerful resources
you always have available to you:
love, prayer, and forgiveness.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

He who never made a mistake,
never made a discovery.
- Samuel Smiles

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller


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