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Positive Quotes about Opposites

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In capitalist history, invasion and class struggle are not opposites,
as the official legend would have us believe,
but one is the means and the expression of the other.
- Karl Liebknecht

Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins.
- Ayn Rand

To contrast national solidarity and international cooperation
as two opposites seems foolish to me.
- Gustav Stresemann

All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the
lovers of their opposites.
- Marc Chagall

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Steve is very quiet, even shy.
I am very gregarious.
So, opposites.
- Jayne Meadows

Fantasy love is much better than reality love.
Never doing it is very exciting.
The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
- Andy Warhol

Most people think of success and failure as opposites,
but they both are products of the same process.
- Roger von Oech

 

Opposites may attract, but I wouldn't put my money
on a relationship of financial opposites.
- Suze Orman

The mark of a living thing is to be involved in opposites (impossibilities):
the living cell that has to be continually adapting itself to stay alive,
with its identity.
- Nicholas Mosley

In God, the characteristics of men and women that we
admire in men and women are combined.
That's been a traditional Catholic teaching that God
is the combination of opposites.
- Andrew Greeley

Economy, prudence, and a simple life are the sure masters of need,
and will often accomplish that which,
their opposites, with a fortune at hand,
will fail to do.
- Clara Barton

Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing
line we have drawn for it.
Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists,
other, new insights begin.
- Hermann Hesse

It's this simple law, which every writer knows,
of taking two opposites and putting them in a room together.
I love anything with Cartman and Butters at the same time,
it's great.
- Trey Parker

The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
- Andy Warhol

Androgyny is not trying to manage the relationship between the opposites;
it is simply flowing between them.
- June Singer

My sister and I are opposites in many ways.
She is six feet tall, while I'm five feet four.
- Tracy Austin

It always amazed me that he was able to do it,
and that Orson Welles was able to do it.
I never understood it because the talents are absolutely opposite -
polar opposites.
- Mark Rydell

Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness,
and truth presupposes error.
It is these mingled opposites which people our life,
which make it pungent, intoxicating.
We only exist in terms of this conflict,
in the zone where black and white clash.
- Louis Aragon

Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely,
the other is absent.
Violence appears where power is in jeopardy,
but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance.
- Hannah Arendt

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact
opposite of what you're telling them to do,
you have to keep loving them just as much.
- Bill Cosby

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

A friend or co-worker shares a political,
religious, economic, or social opinion
that is opposite to yours -
does that drive a wedge between your hearts?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every man casts a shadow;
not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit.
This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will,
it falls opposite to the sun;
short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
- Henry David Thoreau

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -
that there is a genetic factor to leadership.
This myth asserts that people simply either
have certain charismatic qualities or not.
That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true.
Leaders are made rather than born.
- Warren G. Bennis

The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American
recently passed each other in opposite directions.
- George Carlin

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one,
no less wise, to balance it.
- George Santayana

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

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
- Paul Harvey

The march of science and technology does not imply
growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people.
It often means the opposite.
- Thomas Sowell

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

I think you're the opposite of a paranoid.
I think you go around with the insane delusion that people like you.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Under capitalism, man exploits man.
Under communism, it's just the opposite.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

I invented my life by taking for granted that everything
I did not like would have an opposite,
which I would like.
- Coco Chanel

And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief,
of holding on.
- Alan Watts

Art is not about thinking something up.
It is the opposite - getting something down.
- Julia Cameron

People think that if you are a scientist you have to
give up that joy of discovery,
that passion, that sense of the great romance of life.
I say that's completely opposite of the truth.
- Ann Druyan

The satirical direction I have chosen is an indication
of my disappointment in man,
which is the opposite way of saying that I have high
expectations for the human race.
- Jack Levine

You set up a story and it turns inside out and that is,
for me, the most exciting sort of story to write.
The viewer thinks it's going to be about something
and it does the opposite.
- Nigel Kneale

I decided law was the exact opposite of sex;
even when it was good,
it was lousy.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly
captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal.
- George Eliot

Some artists shrink from self-awareness,
fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and
even their desire to create.
The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
- James Broughton

Not far from our house, and opposite the old church with the golden cross,
stood a large building, even larger than the church,
and having many towers.
- Max Muller

What is wanted is not the will to believe,
but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.
- Bertrand Russell

The internet is a total inversion of television.
It's the opposite.
- Joel Hodgson

It's so simple to be wise.
Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.
- Sam Levenson

Everything the Beats stood for was the opposite of
the dominant culture today.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

People think that being on Star Trek is career suicide,
but it's really just the opposite.
- Brent Spiner

Decency must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite.
Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep.
- Quentin Crisp

The opposite of talking isn't listening.
The opposite of talking is waiting.
- Fran Lebowitz

Everybody is a True Believer.
Everybody has a little nugget they're convinced of
that is the opposite of the nugget on the other side.
And they're convinced it's fact.
- Jane Haddam

And opposite the bench, the dock, divided by a partition,
with the women to the left and the men to the right,
as it is on the stairs or the block in polite society.
- Henry Lawson

I wouldn't tell Jill how I felt.
I behaved in such a way that was opposite to how I felt.
I must have seemed strong to her.
I didn't want to bring her down.
- Charles Bronson

I'm the complete opposite of every clean cut,
decent-looking guy you could ever think of.
Yet, I have the biggest heart in the world.
- A. J. McLean

In society, one doesn't tell the truth,
one tells the exact opposite.
- Nelson Eddy

The remedy for thirst? It is the opposite of the one for a dog bite:
run always after a dog,
he'll never bite you; drink always before thirst,
and it will never overtake you.
- Francois Rabelais

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice,
and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Look, I don't want to wax philosophic,
but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs,
you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death,
and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully,
or you're not alive.
- Mel Brooks

The comic is the perception of the opposite;
humor is the feeling of it.
- Umberto Eco

My observation is that after one hundred and twenty
years of modernisation since the opening of the country,
present-day Japan is split between two opposite poles of ambiguity.
- Kenzaburo Oe

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

A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth.
- Thomas Mann

To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you're impotent.
She can't wait to disprove it.
- Cary Grant

English is clipped in speech.
Texas is exactly the opposite.
- Michael Caine


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