Abject flattery and indiscriminate assentation degrade, as much as indiscriminate contradiction and noisy debate disgust. But a modest assertion of one’s own opinion, and a complaisant acquiescence in other people’s, preserve dignity.
He talked to her endlessly about his love of horizontals: how they, the great levels of sky and land in Lincolnshire, meant to him the eternality of the will, just as the bowed Norman arches of the church, repeating themselves, meant the dogged leaping forward of the persistent human soul, on and on, nobody knows where; in contradiction to the perpendicular lines and to the Gothic arch, which, he said, leapt up at heaven and touched the ecstasy and lost itself in the divine.d. h. lawrence
I would much rather sit, dimmed by inattention, and study the atmosphere and the silence and dance between people, but often times I’m not offered this privilege. The necessity for isolation, and the striving for attention is the only contradiction I find in being a writer and an actress.masiela lusha
You cannot have humane Zionism, it is a contradiction in terms.israel shahak
Integrity has a high psychological and philosophical value, for many people it is a highest value, it associate with health of soul. Dualism, contradiction, torments of hesitation - is something of illness, integrity is health, people strive for it instinctively.simon soloveychik
I often told the fanatics of realism that there is no such thing as realism in art: it only exists in the mind of the observer. Art is a symbol, a thing conjuring up reality in our mental image. That is why I don’t see any contradiction between abstract and figurative art either.antoni tàpies
Nietzsche asks how it has come about that so prodigious a contradiction can exist as that between the lack of true culture and the self-satisfied belief in actually possessing the only true one and he finds the answer in the circumstance that a class of men has come to the front which no former century has known, and to which (in 1873) he gave the name of “Culture-Philistines.”georg brandes
I never perceived a contradiction in the political revolutionary field between the ideas I maintained and the idea of that symbol, that extraordinary figure who had been so familiar to me since I began to reason.fidel castro
A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all. Circumspection and devotion are a contradiction in terms.thomas hardy
The successful politician owes his power to the fact that he moves within the accepted framework of thought, that he thinks and talks conventionally. It would be almost a contradiction in terms for a politician to be a leader in the field of ideas. His task in a democracy is to find out what the opinions held by the largest number are, not to give currency to new opinions which may become the majority view in some distant future.friedrich hayek
The consequences of the Ayatollah's blood-thirsty fiasco could be disastrous for the whole of Islam and particularly for Shiism. The systematic destruction, in the name of religion, of a state and a society which vigilantly safeguarded the peace, could have effects in this part of the world which would be disastrous for sincere believers of the Koran, and even for those who believe less wholeheartedly. The murderous megalomania and the agitation of Qom, combined with the miserable dictatorship of a handful of mollahs , are, I insist, all in direct contradiction with the essential principles of Islam.muhammad reza pahlavi
Fellini was a hugely original spirit, a bona fide gagman, the king of contradiction, a well-oiled motor mouth -- in short, anything except a thinker. He needed the interviews and the media because it was during these seeming exercises in vanity that he discovered things about himself. If you pushed him hard enough, he would come up with ideas that surprised even him.damian pettigrew
All the world over, proverbs run in pairs, and pull both ways: for the most part one neutralizes, by contradiction, the other.
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.
He had a curiously womanish face, and, in direct contradiction to his real character, there seemed to be little strength in it.
It must be obvious... that there is a contradiction in wanting to be perfectly secure in a universe whose very nature is momentariness and fluidity.
A basic contradiction between socialism and the market economy does not exist.
Anaximander relies on the accuracy of geometry in matters beyond the range of any kind of verification in its application to cosmic proportions and also in contradiction to appearance, which suggests that the sun is about as large in diameter as the width of a human foot. The concept of geometrical similarity is also the precondition for Anaximander's attempt to construct a map of the world.
Do what you will, this world 's a fiction and is made up of contradiction,
I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol , of that extraordinary figure Jesus Christ.
The market came with the dawn of civilization and it is not an invention of capitalism . If it leads to improving the well-being of the people there is no contradiction with socialism .
He who comes from afar may lie without fear of contradiction as he is sure to be listened to with the utmost attention .
Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises . You will find that one of them is wrong .
contradiction, Please! Case still open like swinging gate.charlie chan