Contradict Quotes

A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.

If a person never contradicts himself, it must be that he says nothing.

When two texts, or two assertions, perhaps two ideas, are in contradiction, be ready to reconcile them rather than cancel one by the other; regard them as two different facets, or two successive stages, of the same reality, a reality convincingly human just because it is complex.

There is not in all the pulpits ingenuity enough to harmonize these ignorant and stupid contradictions.

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

These contradictions are gross and palpable and demonstrate that the New Testament is not inspired, and that many of its statements must be false.

For myself, I am never satisfied that I have handled a subject properly till I have contradicted myself at least three times.

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.

That truth is great and will prevail if left to herself, that she is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate, errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them.

In practice, such trifles as contradictions in principle are easily set aside; the faculty of ignoring them makes the practical man.