Quotation Explorer - 'Contradict'

There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers. - William James
Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him. - George Santayana
Speak what you think today in hard words and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. - Sir Francis Bacon
Dare to contradict the scientist, not because of your scripture, but because of your own rational thinking. - Abhijit Naskar
Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) - Walt Whitman
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted ...but to weigh and consider. - Francis Bacon
Read,not to believe, contradict or complement, but to understand. - Debasish Mridha
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large -- I contain multitudes. - Walt Whitman
The answer is that it does not matter what you think, the monster said, because your mind will contradict itself a hundred times each day. - Patrick Ness
I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste. - Marcel Duchamp
Truth is what is true, and it's not necessarily factual. Truth and fact are not the same thing. Truth does not contradict or deny facts, but it goes through and beyond facts. This is something that it is very difficult for some people to understand. Truth can be dangerous. - Madeleine L'Engle
There is only one thing that a philosopher can be relied on to do, and that is, to contradict other philosophers. - William James
Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers. - Socrates
I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste. - Marcel Duchamp
The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what's true. - Carl Sagan
But, my dearest Agathon, it is truth which you cannot contradict; you can without any difficulty contradict Socrates. - Plato
Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. - Sir Francis Bacon
I like contradictions. We have never attained the infinite variety and contradictions that exist in nature. Tomorrow I shall contradict myself. That is the one way I have of asserting my liberty, the real liberty one does not find as a member of society. - Man Ray
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