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  • Walt Whitman
    Walt Whitman
    American poet, essayist, and journalist 1819-1892
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    Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes).
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
    Carl Sagan
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    A central lesson of science is that to understand complex issues (or even simple ones), we must try to free our minds of dogma and to guarantee the freedom to publish, to contradict, and to experiment. Arguments from authority are unacceptable.
    Source: Billions and Billions: Thoughts of Life and Death at the Brink of the Millenium (1997) Ch. 14, The Common Enemy.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
    George Santayana
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    Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
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    Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parent, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
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    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.
  • Marcel Duchamp
    Marcel Duchamp
    French painter and sculptor 1887-1968
    Marcel Duchamp
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    I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    I never deny, I never contradict. I sometimes forget.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
    William James
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    One thing that ideas do is to contradict other ideas and keep us from believing them.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    People who honestly mean to be true really contradict themselves much more rarely than those who try to be ''consistent.''
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
    Francis Bacon
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    Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.
  • Georges Bataille
    Georges Bataille
    French Novelist, Critic 1897-1962
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    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.
  • Brendon Urie
    Brendon Urie
    American singer, songwriter, and musician 1987-
    Brendon Urie
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    Synthesizers were looked at as stealing the soul of music, but then there were these new bands who used it to contradict that idea.
  • Alexander Cockburn
    Alexander Cockburn
    Irish-American political journalist and writer 1941-2012
    Alexander Cockburn
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    The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it.
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