Quotations The Best Quotes About Contradiction  

107 votes 43 voters 12.6k views 14 items

List Rules Must be a famous or well-known quote. Vote for the Contradiction sayings that strongly resonate with you, and downvote any you didn't like.

A list of the best contradiction quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous contradiction quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic contradiction quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational contradiction quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about contradiction?" and "What are inspirational contradiction quotes?"

This list includes notable contradiction quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest contradiction quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite contradiction sayings get to the bottom of the list.
list ordered by

12 2
The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. Oscar Wilde

13 5
Everybody sets out to do something, and everybody does something, but no one does what he sets out to do. George Moore

9 2
I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction. Georges Bataille

10 4
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. Ralph Waldo Emerson

6 2
Wise men are not wise at all hours, and will speak five times from their taste or their humor, to once from their reason. Ralph Waldo Emerson

5 1
Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. George Orwell

3 1
How can what an Englishman believes be hearsay? It is a contradiction in terms. George Bernard Shaw

3 1
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth. Blaise Pascal

2 1
Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle. Thomas Hardy

3 3
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning. Winston Churchill

1 1
Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes). Walt Whitman

1 1
All concord's born of contraries. Ben Jonson

4 5
What an antithetical mind! -- tenderness, roughness -- delicacy, coarseness -- sentiment, sensuality -- soaring and groveling, dirt and deity -- all mixed up in that one compound of inspired clay! George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

2 4
People who honestly mean to be true really contradict themselves much more rarely than those who try to be consistent.