Opposite Quotes

Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing any one who comes between them.

It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copy-books and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking about what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the numbers of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them. […]

When you are young, women tell you, “Look but do not touch.” As you get older you hear just the opposite.

If con is the opposite of pro, is congress the opposite of progress?

Many a man’s strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he groweth out of use.

Opposites attract.

Whenever a situation develops to its extreme, it is bound to turn around and become its opposite.

Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?

This devil of a man (Poincaire) is the opposite of Briand the latter knows nothing, and understands everything; the other knows everything, and understands nothing.

Henry Thoreau sends me a paper with the old fault of unlimited contradiction. The trick of his rhetoric is soon learned: it consists in substituting for the obvious word and thought its diametrical antagonist. He praises wild mountains and winter forests for their domestic air; snow and ice for their warmth; villagers and wood-choppers for […]