Contradiction Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old contradiction quotes, contradiction sayings, and contradiction proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.     

Oscar Wilde

The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we do, even what we think. We do this because we're afraid.

Richard Bach

The thing about denial is that it doesn't feel like denial when it's going on.     

Georgina Kleege

A good addiction is a contradiction in terms. Anything people can't give up or must have is not healthy, no matter what the activity     

Jody Dean

Is a denial of this world, a severance from reality, an abdication, a means of redemption from, not for, life.     

Isaac Leib Peretz

Though the contradictions of war seem sudden and simultaneous, history stalks before it strikes. Something tolerated soon becomes something good.     

Anne Michaels

It would be a contradiction in terms if the oppressors not only defended but actually implemented a liberating education.     

Paulo Freire

Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.     

Ayn Rand

Contradictions do not perplex the logician. They arise because there are more rules to an open game than can be known.     

Donald Kingsbury

Denial is the inevitable consequence of those who are presented with disastrous scenarios without being offered an avenue for success. That is why we need to maintain a hopeful attitude.

Ashavan

People with a style of denial and blaming are definitely on the list of unsafe people to avoid.

Henry Cloud

The contradictions are what make human behavior so maddening and yet so fascinating, all at the same time.     

Joan D. Vinge

Denial is a common tactic that substitutes deliberate ignorance for thoughtful planning.

CHARLES TREMPER

The contradictions the mind comes up against, these are the only realities, the criterion of the real. There is no contradiction in what is imaginary. Contradiction is the test of necessity.     

Simone Weil

When a contradiction is impossible to resolve except by a lie, then we know that it is really a door.     

Simone Weil

Confidence turns into pride only when you are in denial of your mistakes.

Criss Jami

Denial is the way people handle what they cannot handle.

Shannon L. Alder

The denial of suffering is, in fact a better definition of illness than its acceptance.     

M Scott Peck

It is a denial of the divinity within us to doubt our potential and our possibilities.     

James E. Faust

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Contradiction is the essence of the universe.

Fernando Pessoa

Denial of one appetite sharpens the others.

Mason Cooley

He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.     

Douglas Adams

Denial, perhaps, is a necessary human mechanism to cope with the heartaches of life.     

Richard Paul Evans

Denial of childhood and denial of freedom are the biggest sins which humankind has been committing and perpetuating for ages.     

Kailash Satyarthi

Contradiction is a bad sign of truth; several things which are certain are contradicted; several things which are false pass without contradiction. Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the want of contradiction a sign of truth     

Blaise Pascal

Denial exists when three beliefs intersect:1. It cannot happen. 2. It cannot happen to you.3. It cannot happen to you now.     

Johnnie Dent Jr.

Denial is a very powerful thing.

Jane Velez-Mitchell

Denial can be beautiful But only when you're a fantastic liar.

Kim Holden

Denial can be a pathology or a survival mechanism - and sometimes it's both.

Jane Fonda

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