Paradox Quotes

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Friedrich Nietzsche
“Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?”
Friedrich Nietzsche

George Carlin
“If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?”
George Carlin

Frank Herbert
“Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.”
Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse: Dune

Oscar Wilde
“We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.”
Oscar Wilde, Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man

Oscar Wilde
“Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

George Bernard Shaw
“There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.”
George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

Mahatma Gandhi
“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”
Plato, The Republic

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

Rita Mae Brown
“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.”
Rita Mae Brown, Alma Mater

John Lennon
“It's weird not to be weird.”
John Lennon

Jon   Stewart
“Religion. It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.”
Jon Stewart

Oscar Wilde
“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, Lady Windermere's Fan

Carl R. Rogers
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
Carl R. Rogers, On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy

“Procrastinate now, don't put it off.”
Ellen DeGeneres

Douglas Adams
“He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.”
Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

Michel de Montaigne
“He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

Albert Einstein
“Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.”
Albert Einstein

Douglas Adams
“Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.”
Douglas Adams

Mae West
“You are never too old to become younger!”
Mae West

“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.”
Vince Lombardi

Craig Ferguson
“The Universe is very, very big.
It also loves a paradox. For example, it has some extremely strict rules.
Rule number one: Nothing lasts forever.
Not you or your family or your house or your planet or the sun. It is an absolute rule. Therefore when someone says that their love will never die, it means that their love is not real, for everything that is real dies.

Rule number two: Everything lasts forever.”
Craig Ferguson, Between the Bridge and the River

Tennessee Williams
“When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.”
Tennessee Williams, Camino Real

Stephen King
“Fighting for peace, is like f***ing for chastity”
Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis

Isaac Marion
“I am Dead, but it's not so bad. I've learned to live with it.”
Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies

Konstantin Jireček
“We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.”
Konstantin Josef Jireček

“Let go of certainty. The opposite isn't uncertainty. It's openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.”
Tony Schwartz

Sam Harris
“If someone doesn't value evidence, what evidence are you going to provide to prove that they should value it? If someone doesn’t value logic, what logical argument could you provide to show the importance of logic?”
Sam Harris

“A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to.”
Banksy, Wall and Piece

“Two wrongs don't make a right, but don't three lefts make a right? Two wrongs don't make a right, but don't two negatives make a positive?”
Andrew Clements, Things Not Seen

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