Opposite Sayings and Quotes

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

Opposites may attract, but I wouldn't put my money on a relationship of financial opposites. Suze Orman
For every low there is an equal but opposite high. Norman Cousins
In order to get power and retain it, it is necessary to love power; but love of power is not connected with goodness but with qualities that are the opposite of goodness, such as pride, cunning and cruelty. Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Cheerfulness is health; its opposite, melancholy, is disease. Thomas C. Haliburton
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 excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction. Plato
Opposites attract, and I think temperament is so fundamental that you end up craving someone of the opposite temperament to complete you. Susan Cain
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden. Plato
Opposite to godliness is atheism in profession, and idolatry in practice. Atheism is so senseless and odious to mankind, that it never had many professors. Sir Isaac Newton
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
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. Santayana
There are two kinds of truths: those of reasoning and those of fact. The truths of reasoning are necessary and their opposite is impossible; the truths of fact are contingent and their opposites are possible. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Opposites are cures for opposites. Hippocrates