Contradiction Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old contradiction quotes, contradiction sayings, and contradiction proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul. Oscar Wilde
The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we do, even what we think. We do this because we're afraid. Richard Bach
The thing about denial is that it doesn't feel like denial when it's going on. Georgina Kleege
A good addiction is a contradiction in terms. Anything people can't give up or must have is not healthy, no matter what the activity Jody Dean
Is a denial of this world, a severance from reality, an abdication, a means of redemption from, not for, life. Isaac Leib Peretz
Though the contradictions of war seem sudden and simultaneous, history stalks before it strikes. Something tolerated soon becomes something good. Anne Michaels
It would be a contradiction in terms if the oppressors not only defended but actually implemented a liberating education. Paulo Freire
Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong. Ayn Rand
Contradictions do not perplex the logician. They arise because there are more rules to an open game than can be known. Donald Kingsbury
Denial is the inevitable consequence of those who are presented with disastrous scenarios without being offered an avenue for success. That is why we need to maintain a hopeful attitude. Ashavan
People with a style of denial and blaming are definitely on the list of unsafe people to avoid. Henry Cloud
The contradictions are what make human behavior so maddening and yet so fascinating, all at the same time. Joan D. Vinge
Denial is a common tactic that substitutes deliberate ignorance for thoughtful planning. CHARLES TREMPER
The contradictions the mind comes up against, these are the only realities, the criterion of the real. There is no contradiction in what is imaginary. Contradiction is the test of necessity. Simone Weil
When a contradiction is impossible to resolve except by a lie, then we know that it is really a door. Simone Weil
Confidence turns into pride only when you are in denial of your mistakes. Criss Jami
Denial is the way people handle what they cannot handle. Shannon L. Alder
The denial of suffering is, in fact a better definition of illness than its acceptance. M Scott Peck
It is a denial of the divinity within us to doubt our potential and our possibilities. James E. Faust
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Contradiction is the essence of the universe. Fernando Pessoa
Denial of one appetite sharpens the others. Mason Cooley
He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife. Douglas Adams
Denial, perhaps, is a necessary human mechanism to cope with the heartaches of life. Richard Paul Evans
Denial of childhood and denial of freedom are the biggest sins which humankind has been committing and perpetuating for ages. Kailash Satyarthi
Contradiction is a bad sign of truth; several things which are certain are contradicted; several things which are false pass without contradiction. Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the want of contradiction a sign of truth Blaise Pascal
Denial exists when three beliefs intersect:1. It cannot happen. 2. It cannot happen to you.3. It cannot happen to you now. Johnnie Dent Jr.
Denial is a very powerful thing. Jane Velez-Mitchell
Denial can be beautiful But only when you're a fantastic liar. Kim Holden
Denial can be a pathology or a survival mechanism - and sometimes it's both. Jane Fonda
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth. Blaise Pascal
Denial is a useful defense mechanism until it's not. Rosalind Kaplan
Denial. It's the only thing that keeps most of us from losing our sanity. Heena Rathore P.
Denial helps us to pace our feelings of grief. There is a grace in denial. It is nature's way of letting in only as much as we can handle. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross