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Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
The mass never comes up to the standard of its best member, but on the contrary degrades itself to a level with the lowest.
German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions.
Mortimer J. Adler
American philosopher, educator, and popular 1902-2001
Habits are formed by the repetition of particular acts. They are strengthened by an increase in the number of repeated acts. Habits are also weakened or broken, and contrary habits are formed by the repetition of contrary acts.
English writer and poet 1803-1873
Patience is not active; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength.
French-Swiss poet 1792–1870
True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.
A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
French author and filmmaker 1914-
Acting doesn't bring anything to a text. On the contrary, it detracts from it.
American politician and lawyer 1954-
Besides the healthcare bill being unconstitutional and a great expansion of federal government, I think if it does not respect people's individual religious views and makes groups or individuals do things that are contrary to their deeply held beliefs, there is going to be a visceral negative reaction.
But the nature of the universe is such that the ends never justify the means. On the contrary, the means always determine the end.
English writer and poet 1819-1880
Children demand that their heroes should be freckleless, and easily believe them so: perhaps a first discovery to the contrary is less revolutionary shock to a passionate child than the threatened downfall of habitual beliefs which makes the world seem to totter for us in maturer life.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
American journalist 1951-
Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step - it is an old business procedure.
Irish singer, songwriter, philanthropist, activist and businessman 1960-
Contrary to reports, this boy is not a billionaire or going to be richer than any Beatle... and not just in the sense of money, by the way; the Beatles are untouchable - those billionaire reports are a joke.
American politician 1961-
Contrary to the claims of some of my critics and some of the editorial pages, I am an ardent believer in the free market.
Mexican novelist and essayist 1928-2012
Contrary to the macho culture of Mexico, both my grandmothers were very brave young widows. I was always very close to these hard-working, intelligent women.
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