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    Becoming is not a contradiction of being but the epiphany of being.

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    Being able to embrace contradictions is a sign of intelligence. Or insanity.

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    But almost always, during the initial stage of the struggle, the oppressed, instead of striving for liberation, tend themselves to become oppressors, or sub oppressors. The very structure of their thought has been conditioned by the contradiction of the concrete, existential situation by which they were shaped. Their ideal is to be men; but for them to be men is to be oppressors

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    Be nobody's darling; Be an outcast. Take the contradictions Of your life And wrap around You like a shawl, To parry stones To keep you warm.

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    Change of the unchangeable would be a contradiction.

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    Consumer culture is contradiction in terms

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    Being a victim is more palatable than having to recognize the intrinsic contradictions of one's own governing philosophy.

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    Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.

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    Contradiction is the lever of transcendence.

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    Contradictions make people feel off. They'll say, "Hey, you just said this and now this person is doing that, how is that possible?

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    Contradictions in human character are one of its most consistent notes.

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    Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I can bear it.

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    Dada Dada Dada, a roaring of tense colors, and interlacing of opposites and of all contradictions, grotesques, inconsistencies: LIFE.

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    Contradiction is the salt which keeps truth from corruption

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    Everybody should have health care, on the one hand. But on the other hand, if you ask Americans, "Are you willing to pay for it?," they say no. So I've never been able to understand this contradiction.

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    Education must begin with the solution of the teacher-student contradiction, by reconciling the poles of the contradiction so that both are simultaneously teachers and students.

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    For me, love is the never-ending question. It is confusing. It is the answer, but it is also inundated with contradictions and complications.

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    Do not mathematics and all sciences seem full of contradictions and impossibilities to the ignorant, which are all resolved and cleared to those that understand them?

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    Gatting at fine leg - that's a contradiction in terms.

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    Hope, insofar as it is hope of resurrection, is the living contradiction of what it proceeds from and what is placed under the sign of the Cross and death.

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    God is cruel and not cruel. He is all being and not being at the same time. Hence He is all contradictions. Nature also is nothing but a mass of contradictions.

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    Holy War is a contradiction of terms.

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    How can what an Englishman believes be hearsay? It is a contradiction in terms.

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    How can you expect me to be perfect...when I am full of contradictions.

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    I am a person always full of contradictions... It was hard to choose whether to devote myself to revolution as a soldier or as a writer.

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    Exclusive love is a contradiction in itself.

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    Humans live in a world where the weak are dominant. This is a terrible insult to our animal nature, a sort of perversion or a deep contradiction.

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    If we are perplexed by an apparent contradiction in Scripture, it is not allowable to say, 'The author of this book is mistaken'; but either the manuscript is faulty, or the translation is wrong, or you have not understood.

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    If the word is not dead when it reaches the hearer, he murders it at once by a contradiction, a stipulation, a condition, a digression, an interruption, and all the thousand tricks of conversation.

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    If you're that obsessed with someone, why would you kill her? Humans are full of contradictions.

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    If you find out what it is you love to do and give your whole life to it, then there is no contradiction, and in that state your being is your doing.

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    If a man never contradicts himself, the reason must be that he virtually never says anything at all.

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    I hold that a long poem does not exist. I maintain that the phrase, "a long poem," is simply a flat contradiction in terms.

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    I like both slapstick and contradiction. Like philosophers.

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    I'm aware that I'm kind of a paradox, and at times a bit ill-suited to my profession. But there's something that brings me back. There's something in me that feels like I have to do this, that this is what I'm meant to be doing. If I didn't feel this way, I wouldn't do it. But it's full of contradictions, for sure.

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    In matters of faith, inconvenient evidence is always suppressed while contradictions go unnoticed.

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    In politics there are so many holes, so many contradictions, you don't know what's happening.

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    I'm not interested in a good man's life. I'm interested in contradiction.

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    In our inherent contradictions as humans, and in order to validate our own pain, we deny the pain of others. But it is in acknowledging the pain of others that we achieve fully our humanity.

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    Inventing is the resolution of technical contradictions.

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    I see a bit of a contradiction between the fight against the Islamic State and the desire to remove the Assad regime. And even if you work with Russia, I'm just not sold that working with Russia is an effective way to hasten the end of the Assad regime or to enact any type of punitive measures.

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    I see no contradiction between Buddhism and Christianity ... I intend to become as good a Buddhist as I can.

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    I spoke without fear of contradiction. I simply did not suffer self-doubt.

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    Isn’t everyone’s life a mass of contradictions?

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    I think [audiences are] more aware now of the contradictions in mainstream culture, the phony piety that permeates society, the inhumane hypocrisy.

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    It is art's task to make manifest the contradictions of Being

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    It is madness and a contradiction to expect that things which were never yet performed should be effected, except by means hitherto untried.

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    It is not that I love contradictions: life is contradictory. Existence itself is possible only through contradictions.

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    Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion, when we see in it such contradictions and absurdities.

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    I think George Washington owned guns. I've never seen any contradiction with that.