As for me, to love you alone, to make you happy, to do nothing which would contradict your wishes, this is my destiny and the meaning of my life.
Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
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I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes).
People who honestly mean to be true really contradict themselves much more rarely than those who try to be consistent.
All concord's born of contraries.
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
Wise men are not wise at all hours, and will speak five times from their taste or their humor, to once from their reason.
I am the epitome of a walking contradiction for various reasons, only one of which being that I feel my existence is of heaven and hell.
I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction.
Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.
You may find many contradictory statements and philosophies within my writings.
However, to this I will say such is life, for life is full of contradictions.
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large -- I contain multitudes.
I always love to quote Albert Einstein because nobody dares contradict him.
I begin with the principle that all men are bores.
Surely no one will prove himself so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
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.
Life is never free of contradictions.
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
Everybody sets out to do something, and everybody does something, but no one does what he sets out to do.
Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms.
It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.
The very contradictions in my life are in some ways signs of God's mercy to me.
It must be wonderful sport to contradict each other.
Hope, insofar as it is hope of resurrection, is the living contradiction of what it proceeds from and what is placed under the sign of the Cross and death.
The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.
We must not contradict, but instruct him that contradicts us;
for a madman is not cured by another running mad also.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. -- `Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.' -- Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
I happen to feel that the degree of a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.
What an antithetical mind! -- tenderness, roughness -- delicacy, coarseness -- sentiment, sensuality -- soaring and groveling, dirt and deity -- all mixed up in that one compound of inspired clay!
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.
Even though I make those movies, I find myself wishing that more of those magic moments could happen in real life.
How can what an Englishman believes be hearsay? It is a contradiction in terms.
Many of the rites of passage, those rituals of growing up found in our society, are in the form of such comic, practical joking affairs--which we ignore in the belief that they possess no deeper significance. Yet it is precisely in their being regarded as unimportant that they take on importance. For in them we ritualize and dramatize attitudes which contradict and often embarrass the sacred values which we proclaim through our solemn ceremonies and rituals of nationhood.
Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
Sanity is the lot of those who are most obtuse, for lucidity destroys one's equilibrium: it is unhealthy to honestly endure the labors of the mind which incessantly contradict what they have just established.
Truth does not contradict truth.
The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they allow disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children now are tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.
As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul.
We are not against religions. This country is the cradle of prophecy and the true message and we will not contradict this.
Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers.
The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.
If a person never contradicts himself, it must be that he says nothing.
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted.
.. but to weigh and consider.
I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget.
It is also said of me that I now and then contradict myself.
Yes, I improve wonderfully as time goes on.
Do you think when two representatives holding diametrically opposing views get together and shake hands, the contradictions between our systems will simply melt away? What kind of a daydream is that?