Quotes 1 till 15 of 22.
British writer and poet 1840-19280
A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all. Circumspection and devotion are a contradiction in terms.
French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-16620
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
English writer 1874-19360
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
English writer 1874-19360
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
British Broadcaster 1903-19900
Good taste and humor are a contradiction in terms, like a chaste whore.
British science-fiction writer 1952-0
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.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-19500
How can what an Englishman believes be hearsay? It is a contradiction in terms.
French Novelist, Critic 1897-19620
I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction.
Alfred N. Whitehead
English philosopher and mathematician 1861-19470
In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory.
Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
French essayist and philosopher 1533-15920
One may disavow and disclaim vices that surprise us, and whereto our passions transport us; but those which by long habits are rooted in a strong and powerful will are not subject to contradiction. Repentance is but a denying of our will, and an opposition of our fantasies.
American criminologist and educator 1934-0
That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.
English writer 1894-19630
The Christian idea of a perfect heaven that is something other than a non-existence is a contradiction in terms.
Russian and former Soviet politician 1931-0
The market came with the dawn of civilization and it is not an invention of capitalism. If it leads to improving the well-being of the people there is no contradiction with socialism.
There is no fundamental contradiction between socialism and a market economy.
Source: Interview, Time Magazine 4 November 1985
There is, I conceive, no contradiction in believing that mind is at once the cause of matter and of the development of individualised human minds through the agency of matter.