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Opposite Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Opposite are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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

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

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 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 opposite of love is not hate, 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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Songwriting is the other weight on the opposite side
of the scale from touring.
They balance me out creatively.
- Tommy Shaw

A pain stabbed my heart as it did every time I saw
a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world.
- Jack Kerouac

If someone gives you so-called good advice,
do the opposite; you can be sure it will be the right
thing nine out of 10 times.
- Anselm Feuerbach

I wanted to star in a western opposite Robert Redford.
That was my plan for my life.
- Dyan Cannon

I know quite a few farmers all over the United States
who have tried this and have said the opposite,
that they have to use more herbicides,
not less.
The same holds true with BT.
- Jeremy Rifkin

In horror movies today it's lots of fast cut shot and
lots of loud noises on the soundtrack.
I tried to do the opposite.
Playing with silence for instance.
- Alejandro Amenabar

People are scared to death of dying.
I am the opposite.
- Taylor Caldwell

The wise have always said the same things,
and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Well, now we have exactly the same situation as at
the beginning of the race,
only exactly opposite.
- Murray Walker

It belongs to the imperfection of everything human
that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The Republicans claim they are for strengthening Pell
grants when the truth is that over the last four years,
their legislation has done the exact opposite.
- John Conyers

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 the business world, lower profits reflect less demand for your product.
But in government the opposite is true -
demand for our services increases in hard times.
- Sonny Perdue

It's my first record since my son is old enough to
understand and I can't even show it to him.
Yes, it's affected me, probably in the opposite of
how anyone would have thought.
- Paul Westerberg

Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is.
- Rollo May

The truth is balance.
However the opposite of truth, which is unbalance,
may not be a lie.
- Susan Sontag

Something about being projected on a 70 foot screen
makes you more attractive and appealing to the opposite sex,
which is pretty scary.
- Jason Biggs

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

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

What a thrill it was to play opposite Maurice Evans in this brilliant,
dazzling musical, based on the life of two of the greatest
personalities in stage history.
- Dinah Sheridan

Certainly, I think being depressed is absolutely part of the human condition,
it has to be, if there's joy there's its opposite,
and it's something you ride if you possibly can.
- Bob Geldof

The conventional viewpoint says we need a jobs program
and we need to cut welfare.
Just the opposite!
We need more welfare and fewer jobs.
- Jerry Brown

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

What is the opposite of two? A lonely me,
a lonely you.
- Richard Wilbur

We never fully grasp the import of any true statement
until we have a clear notion of what the opposite untrue statement would be.
- William James

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

The harder you try to become the opposite of your parents,
the more quickly you become them.
- Doug Coupland

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

Action and reaction are equal and opposite.
- Gertrude Stein

My problem with interviews, one day I'll think one thing,
and the next day I'll think the exact opposite.
- Skeet Ulrich

Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change
in the opposite direction,
whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals,
or in governments.
- Plato

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

You read a book from beginning to end.
You run a business the opposite way.
You start with the end, and then you do everything you must to reach it.
- Jessamyn West

It used to be said that when the U.S.
sneezed, the world caught a cold.
The opposite is equally true today.
- Larry Summers

Not the power to remember, but its very opposite,
the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.
- Saint Basil

People think that computer science is the art of geniuses
but the actual reality is the opposite,
just many people doing things that build on eachother,
like a wall of mini stones.
- Donald Knuth

It's a character I've created.
Actually, that's pretty much the opposite of me,
off a farm in the Midwest.
- Douglas Wilson

Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking
to a member of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment remember.
- Oliver Herford

In this respect I suppose I'm the total opposite of Garry.
With his very emotive body language at the board he
shows and displays all his emotions.
I don't.
- Vladimir Kramnik

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

There's more to light than the opposite of dark.
- Ric Ocasek

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

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

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

Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite are contrived
to be constant companions.
- Pierre Charron

That's why I'm an actress, to do something completely opposite from myself.
- Taryn Manning

You can feel whether an audience is tightened up and pulled back.
Of course the opposite is an audience like we've been having in LA,
which is fabulous.
- Chita Rivera

To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation,
namely an imitation of its opposite.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

I had done my first picture and I didn't have anything to do for awhile.
I was asked to come back to New York and do Bus Stop
in the role of the cowboy opposite Kim Stanley.
- Dick York

I think in the past I think I probably was a little too diverse,
probably went from one spectrum to the complete opposite and confusing people.
- Marc Almond


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