Quotes by paradox

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  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Although this may seem a paradox, all exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation. When a man tells you that he knows the exact truth about anything, you are safe in inferring that he is an inexact man.
  • Arthur Henderson
    Arthur Henderson
    British Labour politician
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    He would see civilization in danger of perishing under the oppression of a gigantic paradox: he would see multitudes of people starving in the midst of plenty, and nations preparing for war although pledged to peace.
  • Mother Teresa
    Mother Teresa
    Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary 1910-1997
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    I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
  • Erich Fromm
    Erich Fromm
    German - American philosopher and psychologist 1900-1980
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    In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
  • Friedrich Schlegel
    Friedrich Schlegel
    German philosopher, criticus, writer 1772-1829
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    Irony is the form of paradox. Paradox is what is good and great at the same time.
  • Brad Henry
    Brad Henry
    American lawyer and politician 1963-
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    It is a paradox that far too few Americans participate in the wonderful ritual of democracy that we call Election Day.
  • Bryce Dallas Howard
    Bryce Dallas Howard
    American actress and filmmaker 1981-
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    It was such a paradox for me that the only thing I know how to do is act, but that the first thing I abandoned while writing were the characters.
  • Barbara Januszkiewicz
    Barbara Januszkiewicz
    American painter 1955-
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    Jazz vision is the fusion of music and art a real paradox of same-yet different. Here we play in exchanges, like the hardness of the key of c# major and from the softness of Db major - capturing, reflecting and improvising.
  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg
    American Poet 1878-1967
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    Not often in the story of mankind does a man arrive on earth who is both steel and velvet, who is as hard as rock and soft as drifting fog, who holds in his heart and mind the paradox of terrible storm and peace unspeakable and perfect.
  • Bernard Williams
    Bernard Williams
    English philosopher 1929-2003
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    People who express themselves in paradoxes are in a strong position; and the more outrageous the paradox, in general the stronger the position.
  • Carl Rogers
    Carl Rogers
    American psychologist 1902-1987
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    The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
  • Paul Valery
    Paul Valery
    French poet 1871-1945
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    The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
  • The more equally attractive two alternatives seem, the harder it can be to choose between them - no matter that, to the same degree, the choice can only matter less.
  • Ram Dass
    Ram Dass
    American spiritual teacher, psychologist and author 1931-2019
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    The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can't have it. The minute you don't want power, you'll have more than you ever dreamed possible.
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
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    The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo.
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