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Quote Left I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences. Quote Right
Quote Left The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it. Quote Right
Quote Left I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. Quote Right
Quote Left The pleasures of love are pains that become desirable, where sweetness and torment blend, and so love is voluntary insanity, infernal paradise, and celestial hell -- in short, harmony of opposite yearnings, sorrowful laughter, soft diamond. Quote Right
Quote Left Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous- to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd. Quote Right
Quote Left Action and reaction are equal and opposite. Quote Right
Quote Left The result of what Kennedy did can be understood by analogy. It is as if he created a building named, 'A man on the moon in ten years,' and inside the building he put offices for all the various ideas, positions, notions and people that had to do with space flight. The first office inside the front door of the building in 1961 would have been called, 'it can't be done.' This office would have been inhabited by the skeptics and the cynics.A content or position is threatened by any opposite position. Given two opposing positions, only one can survive. On the other hand, a context gives space to, it literally allows, it even encourages, positions that are apparently the opposite. In fact, the most important position in a newly-created context is the position which appears to oppose the context. Quote Right
Quote Left It is funny that men who are supposed to be scientific cannot get themselves to realise the basic principle of physics, that action and reaction are equal and opposite, that when you persecute people you always rouse them to be strong and stronger. Quote Right
Quote Left Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create. They don't know how to use their energy creatively so they do the opposite and destroy. Quote Right
Quote Left The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth--that the error and truth are simply opposite. They are nothing of the sort. What the world turns to, when it is cured on one error, is usually simply another error, and maybe one worse than the first one. Quote Right
Quote Left The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led. Quote Right
Quote Left Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. Quote Right
Quote Left The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other going in opposite directions. Quote Right
Quote Left He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden. Quote Right
Quote Left In peace we can make many of them ignore good and evil entirely; in danger, the issue is forced upon them in a guise to which even we cannot blind them. There is here a cruel dilemma before us. If we promoted justice and charity among men, we should be playing directly into the Enemy's hands; but if we guide them to the opposite behaviour, this sooner or later produces (for He permits it to produce) a war or a revolution, and the undisguisable issue of cowardice or courage awakes thousands of men from moral stupor.This, indeed, is probably one of the Enemy's motives for creating a dangerous world-a world in which moral issues really come to the point. He sees as well as you do that courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means, at the point of highest reality. A chastity or honesty, or mercy, which yieldsto danger will be chaste or honest or merciful only on conditions. Pilate was merciful till it became risky. Quote Right
Quote Left A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other... until death do them join. Quote Right
Quote Left Fiction is not imagination. It is what anticipates imagination by giving it the form of reality. This is quite opposite to our own natural tendency which is to anticipate reality by imagining it, or to flee from it by idealizing it. That is why we shall never inhabit true fiction; we are condemned to the imaginary and nostalgia for the future. Quote Right
Quote Left I suspect that some apparently homosexual people are really heterosexuals who deeply phobic about the opposite sex or have other emotional problems. Quote Right
Quote Left What the factory farmers emphasize is that animals are different from humans: we can’t, we are told, judge their reactions by our own, because they don’t have human feelings. But no one in his senses ever supposed they did. Anyone acquainted with animals can guess pretty well that they have less intellect and memory than humans, and live closer to their instincts. But the reasonable conclusion to draw from this is the very opposite of the one the factory farmers try to force upon us. In all probability, animals feel more sharply than we do any restrictions on such instinctual promptings as the need, which we share with them, to wander around and stretch one’s legs every now and then; and terror or distress suffered by an animal is never, as sometimes in us, softened by intellectual comprehension of the circumstances. Quote Right
Quote Left There is one vice of which no man in the world is free; which every one in the world loathes when he sees it in someone else; and of which hardly any people, except Christians, ever imagine that they are guilty themselves. I have heard people admit that they are bad-tempered, or that they cannot keep their heads about girls or drink, or even that they are cowards. I do not think I have ever heard anyone who was not a Christian accuse himself of this vice. And at the same time I have very seldom met anyone, who was not a Christian, who showed the slightest mercy to it in others. There is no fault which makes a man more unpopular, and no fault which we are more unconscious of in ourselves. And the more we have it ourselves, the more we dislike it in others. The vice I am talking of is Pride or Self-Conceit: and the virtue opposite to it, in Christian morals, is called Humility. You may remember, when I was talking about sexual morality, I warned you that the centre of Christian morals did not lie there. Well, now, we have come to the centre. According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleabites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind. Quote Right
Quote Left To preserve an unclouded capacity for the enjoyment of life is an unusual moral and psychological achievement. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the prerogative of mindlessness, but the exact opposite: It is the reward of self-esteem. Quote Right
Quote Left If you cry 'Forward' you must without fail make plain in what direction to go. Don't you see that if, without doing so, you call out the word to both a monk and a revolutionary, they will go in directions precisely opposite Quote Right
Quote Left Though the encouragement of exportation and the discouragement of importation are the two great engines by which the mercantile system proposes to enrich every country, yet with regard to some particular commodities it seems to follow an opposite plan: to discourage exportation and to encourage importation. Its ultimate object, however, it pretends, is always the same, to enrich the country by the advantageous balance of trade. It discourages the exportation of the materials of manufacture, and of the instruments of trade, in order to give our own workmen an advantage, and to enable them to undersell those of other nations in all foreign markets; and by restraining, in this manner, the exportation of a few commodities of no great price, it proposes to occasion a much greater and more valuable exportation of others. It encourages the importation of the materials of manufacture in order that our own people may be enabled to work them up more cheaply, and thereby prevent a greater and more valuable importation of the manufactured commodities. Quote Right
Quote Left A politician will always tip off his true belief by stating the opposite at the beginning of the sentence. For maximum comprehension, do not start listening until the first clause is concluded. Begin instead at the word 'but' which begins the second, or active, clause. This is the way to tell a liberal from a conservative -- before they tell you.
Thus: 'I have always believed in a strong national defense, second to none, but ... ' (a liberal, about to propose a $20 billion defense cut).
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Quote Left There are trivial truths and the great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true. Quote Right
Quote Left Absolutely anything is Necessary is a part of this dream, just as non-Knowledge is the Absolute Truth of Knowledge, which we will never find out itself because non-Knowledge cannot be known, just the same way as the Necessary has a truth as his opposite. No! I shout it loud and clear. All these monstrous tragedies through which mankind went through throughout its historical evolution are not necessary. They happened because of ignorance, stupidity, meanness, contempt, desire for power and any other causes due only to the fact that Man lost somewhere throughout millennia his Sacred Self. Quote Right
Quote Left In a sense, my approach to education is the opposite of my approach to real estate. The apartments and offices I build aren't cheap, so there's an element of exclusivity there, but Trump University is meant to be inclusive. A contradiction? I don't know, but so what if it is? Quote Right
Quote Left Any discussion of the problems of being funny in America will not make sense unless we substitute the word wit for humor. Humor inspires sympathetic good-natured laughter and is favored by the healing-power gang. Wit goes for the jugular, not the jocular, and it's the opposite of football; instead of building character, it tears it down. Quote Right
Quote Left Failed experiments in ecumenism and social politics suggest that unity is not to be found in mass movements of like-minded people sharing common perspectives and policies. ... Experience suggests that unity embraces the multitude of our differences, that community is often far from cozy, and that conversion does not mean changing others to our point of view but perhaps just the opposite -- weaning each and every person and institution from the arrogant exclusivism that prevents genuine conversation. ... God comes to us, to rescue us not only from our enemies but also from our friends, not only from strangers but also from familiars, that we might see beyond these discriminating distinctions to a new way of relating. Quote Right
Quote Left It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man in life, his life can be no more absurd than it can be the opposite of absurd, whatever that opposite may be. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Opposite

Quote Left Sometimes, opposite can be synonym to asnwer. April 2020. Quote Right
Quote Left Opposites attract because they can communicate on a certain level. Quote Right
Quote Left I thought you were great... But, Alas!! Opposite was my fate... Quote Right
Quote Left To know yourself is quite opposite of knowing who you are. When you know yourself, you attain stability in life, But when you know who you are, you achieve the desire of what you want to be. Quote Right
Quote Left Small but numerous, 'dots' make a line besides small steps lead to huge platform. Small is an opposite to huge but together they just describe or exaggerate a life of human and these two words aligning together makes an easier one words to describe itself and its presence and i.e. 'patience' Quote Right
Quote Left A chicken was walking on the side of the road when he noticed a chicken on the other side of the road walking in the opposite direction. "Hey, how do I get to the other side?", asked the chicken. "You are on the other side.", answered the other chicken Quote Right
Quote Left No I am not a God fearing man quite the opposite I love my Creators Quote Right
Quote Left Love comes in many ways through words, expression, definetions ,etc . Questionably of thee form in thee opposite sex for I is this, that,here - what would, will we do for one another or not do for another? Quote Right
Quote Left Closed my eyes, tried not to think of you, just the opposite happened, now what do I do Quote Right
Quote Left A magnet attracts the opposite pole and I am attracted to a beanpole. Quote Right
Quote Left The opposite sex is the same, depending on what side you're on. Quote Right
Quote Left Curve is the opposite of straight. Be not filled with anger, if life throws you a curve. You deal with the curve. Do not act as if life did not throw you a curve. Accept the curve, only then will you be able to handle your curve, without confusion. Quote Right
Quote Left People often attribute crying as a weakness within someone, but I think it is the very opposite. I think it is the strongest thing someone could do in front of another; to reveal that you have had to be strong for so long, and that you can no longer continue to stand to suffer anymore, and to allow another person to hold you tight in a moment of "weakness" is the strongest thing a person could ever do. Its trusting someone else to accept you for all your true colors, and still love you anyway. Quote Right
Quote Left 'Opposites attract' quite often is a fact, and the marriage is most zesty. But it's such a shame when the game becomes lame as they find they're the same and just besties. Quote Right
Quote Left sometimes things happen totally opposite to our expectations, but when we look back after a decade or so, that happened was more appropriate to our life Quote Right
Quote Left The opposite of love is not hate but is indifference. Quote Right
Quote Left The only way to get someone to help themselves is to liberate them. If you oppress or coerce them you do the complete opposite. Quote Right
Quote Left Why does a wise guy mean the complete opposite to a wise man? Quote Right
Quote Left Opposites might attract, but like minded people do not get divorced. Quote Right
Quote Left In the game of life there are no winners or losers as well as there are most certainly winners and losers when all involved are equally at a loss to ones own mortality the winner's soul goes to heaven and the loser's soul goes to hell or is it wished to be equally the opposite way around Quote Right
Quote Left The opposite of looking into a mirror is looking up into the sky. Quote Right