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sFor thence,--a paradox Which comforts while it mocks,-- Shall life succeed in that it seems to fail: What I aspired to be, And was not, comforts me: A brute I might have been, but would not sink i' the scale. (Quote by - Robert Browning)

Then there is that glorious Epicurean paradox, uttered by my friend, the Historian in one of his flashing moments: "Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries." (Quote by - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.)

You undergo too strict a paradox, Striving to make an ugly deed look fair. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

These are old fond paradoxes to make fools laugh i' th' alehouse. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

The mind begins to boggle at unnatural substances as things paradoxical and incomprehensible. (Quote by - Bishop Robert South)

Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution. (Quote by - Edward Teller)

Politicians fascinate because they constitute such a paradox; they are an elite that accomplishes mediocrity for the public good. (Quote by - George F Will)

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. (Quote by - Mother Teresa)

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. (Quote by - Arnold Toynbee)

Paradox is the poisonous flower of quietism, the iridescent surface of the rotting mind, the greatest depravity of all. (Quote by - Thomas Mann)

When a paradox is widely believed, it is no longer recognized as a paradox. (Quote by - Mason Cooley)

Play not with paradoxes. That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others may happen to sear your own fingers and make them dead to the quality of things. (Quote by - George Eliot)

This, indeed, is one of the eternal paradoxes of both life and literature-that without passion little gets done; yet, without control of that passion, its effects are largely ill or null. (Quote by - F. L. Lucas)

The way of paradoxes is the way of truth. To test Reality we must see it on the tight-rope. When the Verities become acrobats we can judge them. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood for the want of merely a comma, it often occurs that an axiom appears a paradox, or that a sarcasm is converted into a sermonoid. (Quote by - Edgar Allan Poe)

The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing, and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it. (Quote by - Vaclav Havel)

Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found. (Quote by - Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

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. (Quote by - Bertrand Russell)

There is this paradox in pride -- it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so. (Quote by - Charles Caleb Colton)

Irony is the form of paradox. paradox is what is good and great at the same time. (Quote by - Friedrich Schlegel)

But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy. (Quote by - George Eliot)

It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self. (Quote by - Hugo Black)

The paradox of education is precisely this -- that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated. (Quote by - James Baldwin)

The paradoxes of today are the prejudices of tomorrow, since the most benighted and the most deplorable prejudices have had their moment of novelty when fashion lent them its fragile grace. (Quote by - Marcel Proust)

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. (Quote by - Ram Dass)


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