41 Paradox Quotes

  • Man is an embodied paradox, a bundle of contradictions. – Charles Caleb Colton

 

  • The paradox of simplicity is that making things simpler is hard work. – Bill Jensen

 

  • If complexity doesn’t beat you, paradox will. – Tom Robbins

 

  • You are never too old to become younger! – Mae West

 

  • I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing. – Plato

 

  • Life is a paradox, you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. – Nancy Cartwright

 

  • If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. – Erica Jong

 

  • The world is a contradiction; the universe a paradox. – Kedar Joshi

 

  • I’m not offended until you think I’m offended. – Criss Jami

 

  • Paradox with him was only truth standing on its head to attract attention. – Earl Warren

 

  • An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head. – Eric Hoffer

 

  • The people heard it, and approved the doctrine, and immediately practiced the contrary. – Benjamin Franklin

 

  • A fear of weakness only strengthens weakness. – Criss Jami

 

  • There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it. – George Bernard Shaw

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  • The way I feel about music is that there is no right and wrong. Only true and false. – Fiona Apple

 

  • Only you can take responsibility for your happiness..but you can’t do it alone. It’s the great paradox of being human. – Simon Sinek

 

  • It is a paradox that as we reach out prime, we also see there is a place where it finishes. – Gail Sheehy

 

  • Paradox is the poisonous flower of quietism, the iridescent surface of the rotting mind, the greatest depravity of all. – Thomas Mann

 

  • How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress. – Niels Bohr

 

  • 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. – Oscar Wilde

 

  • Two paradoxes are better than one they may even suggest a solution. – Edward Teller

 

  • The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have. – William Hazlitt

 

  • In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two. – Erich Fromm

 

  • Paradox is the pathos or the passion of philosophy. – Gilles Deleuze

 

  • To live fully, one must be free, but to be free one must give up security. Therefore, to live one must be ready to die. How’s that for a paradox? – Tom Robbins

 

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

 

  • When a paradox is widely believed, it is no longer recognized as a paradox. – Mason Cooley

 

  • The thinker without a paradox is like a lover without a feeling: a paltry mediocrity. – Soren Kierkegaard

 

  • By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox. – Galileo Galilei

 

  • 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. – Hugo Black

 

  • A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it. – Rabindranath Tagore

 

  • Men have two greatest fears: the first fear is the fear of being needed, and the second fear is the fear of not being needed. – C. JoyBell C.

 

  • Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. – Lao Tzu

 

  • Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. – Rita Mae Brown

 

  • The paradox is that when resistance is fully accepted, the resistance disappears. – Adyashanti

 

  • There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive. – Jack London

 

  • Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. – John Stuart Mill

 

  • If you are willing to do only what’s easy, life will be hard. But if you are willing to do what’s hard, life will be easy. – T. Harv Eker

 

  • 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. Arnold Toynbee

 

  • But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy. – George Eliot

 

  • The paradox of reality is that no image is as compelling as the one which exists only in the mind’s eye. – Shana Alexander