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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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