Paradox Quotes

There are many confusing things in life, and many things that may not obviously appear so are in fact a paradox.

Vittorio Gassman

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.

James Baldwin

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

Paul Valery

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.

Marlene Dietrich

By a divine paradox, wherever there is one slave there are two. So in the wonderful reciprocities of being, we can never reach the higher levels until all our fellows ascend with us.

Edwin Markham

Some deep thinkers believe life is a paradox not to be understood but experienced to the fullest.

Gillian Mckeith

It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.

Herbert Hoover

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.

Earl Warren

The trick is the paradox - turning your story inside out. Now if it is something that appears to be of total normality and then suddenly turns inside out and is a different thing all together then that's fun to write.

Nigel Kneale

Paradox with him was only truth standing on its head to attract attention.

Earl Warren

Irony is the form of paradox. paradox is what is good and great at the same time.

Friedrich Schlegel

There is this paradox in pride -- it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.

Charles Caleb Colton

Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing, and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it.

Vaclav Havel

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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