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The paradox of education is precisely this -- that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.

James Baldwin

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.

Mother Teresa

After an eternity of seeking the sudden threshold of seeing and finding leaves one filled with a strange paradox of ecstasy and grief. I was born to see.

Joy Page

The world is a contradiction, the universe a paradox.

Kedar Joshi

Every experience is a paradox in that it means to be absolute, and yet is relative; in that it somehow always goes beyond itself and yet never escapes itself.

T. S. Eliot

You are doomed to make choices. This is life's greatest paradox.

Wayne Dyer

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.

Niels Bohr

Il n'est pas certain que tout soit incertain. (Translation: It is not certain that everything is uncertain.)

Blaise Pascal

It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.

Herbert Hoover

The oblique paradox of propaganda is that the lie in the throat becomes, by repetition, the truth in the heart.

John Grierson

The paradox of reality is that no image is as compelling as the one which exists only in the mind's eye.

Shana Alexander

To be complex does not mean to be fragmented. This is the paradox and the genius of our Canadian civilization.

Adrienne Clarkson

Perhaps this is our strange and haunting paradox here in America - that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement.

Thomas Wolfe

By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox.

Galileo Galilei

The way of paradoxes is the way of truth. To test Reality we must see it on the tight-rope. When the Verities become acrobats we can judge them.

Oscar Wilde

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.

Earl Warren

The great paradox of the 21st century is that, in this age of powerful technology, the biggest problems we face internationally are problems of the human soul.

Ralph Peters

This year, we must address the Colorado Paradox. We have more college degrees per capita than any state. Yet we lag the nation in the percentage of students who go on to higher education.

Bill Owens

There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.

Jack London

He would see civilization in danger of perishing under the oppression of a gigantic paradox: he would see multitudes of people starving in the midst of plenty, and nations preparing for war although pledged to peace.

Arthur Henderson

Resilience is based on the ability to embrace the extremes -- while no becoming an extremist. ... **Most companies don't do paradox very well.** (emphasis by author) [2002] p.25f

Gary Hamel

In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. (Mr. Dumby, Act III)

Oscar Wilde

Some may claim that is it unscientific to speak of the operations of nature as miracles. But the point of the title lies in the paradox of finding so many wonderful things subservient to the rule of law.

Elisha Gray

Failures of perspective in decision-making can be due to aspects of the social utility paradox, but more often result from simple mistakes caused by inadequate thought.

Herman Kahn

Surely the job of fiction is to actually tell the truth. It's a paradox that's at the heart of any kind of storytelling.

Jeremy Northam

The paradox of anti-Semitism is that it is invariably up to the Jews to explain away the charges. The anti-Semite simply has to make them.

Jack Schwartz

My book has a very simple surface, but there are layers of irony and paradox all the way through it.

Mark Haddon

The paradoxes of today are the prejudices of tomorrow, since the most benighted and the most deplorable prejudices have had their moment of novelty when fashion lent them its fragile grace.

Marcel Proust

It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth, that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.

John Ruskin

In the rush to become all things to all people, the federal government has lost sight of its core responsibilities. As a result we're stuck in this frustrating paradox where Washington actually neglects things it's clearly supposed to be doing, while interfering in other areas where they are neither welcome nor authorized.

Rick Perry

In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known - that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness.

Norman O. Brown

Play not with paradoxes. That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others may happen to sear your own fingers and make them dead to the quality of things.

George Eliot

The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Politicians fascinate because they constitute such a paradox; they are an elite that accomplishes mediocrity for the public good.

George Will

An intriguing paradox of the 1990s is that it isn't called a decade of greed.

Paul Samuelson

The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo.

Soren Kierkegaard

That's a curious paradox that I don't think a lot of people out there know; that you get really scared before you go on. You come out in a nervous rash, and it's not like you actually love getting up there and showing off.

Jacqueline McKenzie

The Clinton paradox: How could a president so intelligent, so compassionate, so public-spirited and so conscious of his place in history act in such a stupid, selfish and self-destructive manner?

George Stephanopoulos

Jazz vision is the fusion of music and art a real paradox of same-yet different. Here we play in exchanges, like the hardness of the key of c# major and from the softness of Db major - capturing, reflecting and improvising.

Barbara Januszkiewicz

He was a great thundering paradox of a man.

William Manchester

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.

Marlene Dietrich

A totally healthy actor is a paradox.

Vittorio Gassman

Most marriages recognize this paradox: Passion destroys passion; we want what puts an end to wanting what we want.

John Fowles

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.

Paul Valery

Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution.

Edward Teller

It is a paradox that far too few Americans participate in the wonderful ritual of democracy that we call Election Day.

Brad Henry

Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.

Oscar Wilde

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