Paradox Quotes

Every experience is a paradox in that it means to be absolute, and yet is relative; in that it somehow always goes beyond itself and yet never escapes itself.

T. S. Eliot

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.

Carl Rogers

This is not remarkable, for, as we know, reality is not a function of the event as event, but of the relationship of that event to past, and future, events. We seem here to have a paradox: that the reality of an event, which is not real in itself, arises from the other events which, likewise, in themselves are not real. But this only affirms what we must affirm: that direction is all. And only as we realize this do we live, for our own identity is dependent upon this principal.

Robert Penn Warren

The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Morality without a sense of paradox is mean.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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.

Edgar Allan Poe

When a paradox is widely believed, it is no longer recognized as a paradox.

Mason Cooley

Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution.

Edward Teller

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Updated On : February 28, 2011
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