1. 10

    People who honestly mean to be true really contradict themselves much more rarely than those who try to be consistent.

  2. 9

    Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.

  3. 8

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

  4. 7

    Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.

  5. 6

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

  6. 5

    I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.

  7. 4

    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.

  8. 3

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

  9. 2

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

  10. 1

    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.