Quotes: paradoxical

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  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy.
  • Benjamin Peirce
    Benjamin Peirce
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    Gentlemen, that is surely true, it is absolutely paradoxical; we cannot understand it, and we don't know what it means. But we have proved it, and therefore we know it must be the truth.
  • Thomas Taylor
    Thomas Taylor
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    I am pretty sure that we err in treating these sayings as paradoxes. It would be nearer the truth to say that it is life itself which is paradoxical and that the sayings of Jesus are simply a recognition of that fact.
  • Boris Sidis
    Boris Sidis
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    If ceaseless vigilance is the price of liberty, more so is it true that ceaseless criticism of ever new opinions and ever new views, however distasteful, bizarre, and paradoxical, is the price of truth.
    Source: The Source and Aim of Human Progress (1919)
  • Arnold Toynbee
    Arnold Toynbee
    British economic historian and social reformer 1852-1883
    Arnold Toynbee
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    It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.
  • Andy Rooney
    Andy Rooney
    American radio and television writer 1919-2011
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    It's paradoxical, that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn't appeal to anyone.
  • Beau Willimon
    Beau Willimon
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    Real leaders have to live a paradoxical life, where they must break the rules in order to maintain them. If your expectations are high, you're setting yourself up for disillusionment. The land of governance is paved with gray streets, not black or white ones.
  • T. S. Eliot
    T. S. Eliot
    British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic 1888-1965
    T. S. Eliot
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    So far as we are human, what we do must be either evil or good: so far as we do evil or good, we are human: and it is better, in a paradoxical way, to do evil than to do nothing: at least we exist.
  • Erich Fromm
    Erich Fromm
    German - American philosopher and psychologist 1900-1980
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    The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
  • Benjamin Graham
    Benjamin Graham
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    There is something paradoxical in the fact that by establishing an export market we subject our entire domestic production to the vagaries of that market.
    Source: Storage and Stability Part IV, Ch. XIV, Farm Problems and Remedies, p. 1
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