People who honestly mean to be true really contradict themselves much more rarely than those who try to be consistent.
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.
When a contradiction is impossible to resolve except by a lie, then we know that it is really a door.
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes).
I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
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.
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
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.