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Opposites Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.
- Robert Anthony

Solitude gives birth to the original in us,
to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry.
But also, it gives birth to the opposite:
to the perverse,
the illicit, the absurd.
- Thomas Mann

We're actors.
We're the opposite of people.
- Tom Stoppard

In my experience it's not essential to get on with
the person that you're acting opposite.
- Hugh Dancy

I would love to have a part opposite a great actor -
like,
say, Pacino or De Niro or Hoffman.
And to work with a top director.
That's my dream.
- Jon Lovitz

For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.
- Bob Wells

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 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

Lovers have a way of using this word,
nothing, which implies exactly the opposite.
- Honore de Balzac

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

It 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

Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.
- Paul Tillich

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

Everything that Eddie has said about me is the total
opposite of what really happened.
Eddie says I wanted to be a solo artist.
No, Eddie wanted to be a solo artist.
- Sammy Hagar

Stadium rock and commercial rock are the opposite of what poetry needs.
An audience of around 200 is ideal for poetry.
- Adrian Mitchell

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

Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

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

My whole career is based on taking a left turn after
each film and doing the opposite of what I've just done.
- Kelly Lynch

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

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

In science one tries to tell people,
in such a way as to be understood by everyone,
something that no one ever knew before.
But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
- Paul Dirac

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

If and when we get married, only a completely opposite system will prevail.
- David O. Selznick

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 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

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

My first speaking part was to read for John Forsythe for Bachelor Father.
I was the lead, opposite him.
- Linda Evans

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

Agitate!
Agitate!
Ought to be the motto of every reformer.
Agitation is the opposite of stagnation -
the one is life,
the other death.
- Ernestine L. Rose


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