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.

Avoid contradicting in general, especially people you love.

It may likewise contribute to soften that resentment which pride naturally raises against opposition, if we consider, that he who differs from us, does not always contradict us; he has one view of an object, and we have another; each describes what he sees with equal fidelity, and each regulates his steps by his own […]

Good morning is a contradiction of terms. (Garfield)

I learned to make my mind large, as the universe is large, so that there is room for contradictions.

The spirit of contradiction renders a man unendurable to everyone.

My point? Simple: we live in an era of non-contiguous information streams. I believe one thing; someone else believes another Ð and the bedrock assumptions are utterly contradictory. This is what drives me nuts about discussing current events with some people. It’s like discussing the Apollo program with people who think it was all faked, […]

The human soul is hospitable, and will entertain conflicting sentiments and contradictory opinions with much impartiality.