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  • Adam Clarke
    Adam Clarke
    British Methodist theologian 1762-1832
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    And hence he must be invisible; for a spirit cannot be seen by the eye of man: nor is there any thing in this principle contradictory to reason or experience.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
  • Thomas Mann
    Thomas Mann
    German Author, Critic 1875-1955
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    It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.
  • Carl von Clausewitz
    Carl von Clausewitz
    Prussian general and military 1780-1831
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    Many intelligence reports in war are contradictory; even more are false, and most are uncertain.
    Source: On War (1832)
  • St. Augustine of Hippo
    St. Augustine of Hippo
    Roman African Christian theologian and philosopher 354-430
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    My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed.... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.
  • Robert Collier
    Robert Collier
    American author 1885-1950
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    One might as well try to ride two horses moving in different directions, as to try to maintain in equal force two opposing or contradictory sets of desires.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    The problem of meaning today is the problem of how the diverse and superficially self-contradictory experiences of men can be put into a consistent picture that will provide contemporary man with a convincing basis from which to live and to act.
    Source: Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time (1966)
  • William Wordsworth
    William Wordsworth
    English poet 1770-1850
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    These two things, contradictory as they may seem, must go together: manly dependence and manly independence, manly reliance and manly selfreliance.
  • Emma Goldman
    Emma Goldman
    American anarchist 1869-1940
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    To the indefinite, uncertain mind of the American radical the most contradictory ideas and methods are possible. The result is a sad chaos in the radical movement, a sort of intellectual hash, which has neither taste nor character.
  • Bryant H. McGill
    Bryant H. McGill
    American journalist and author 1969-
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    You may find many contradictory statements and philosophies within my writings. However, to this I will say such is life, for life is full of contradictions.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    The payment of debts is necessary for social order. The non-payment is quite equally necessary for social order. For centuries humanity has oscillated, serenely unaware, between these two contradictory necessities.
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