Opposite - Quotes

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No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

Nelson Mandela

There are times when morality and the law are on opposite sides.

Chris Guillebeau

Democracy works only if we citizens are capable of thinking beyond our narrow self-interest. But to do so, we need a shared view of the world we cohabit. We need to come into contact with other peoples' lives and needs and desires. The filter bubble pushes us in the opposite direction - it creates the impression that our narrow self-interest is all that exists. And while this is great for getting people to shop online, it’s not great for getting people to make better decisions together.

Eli Pariser

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

Niels Bohr

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Paul Dirac

Mutation is random; natural selection is the very opposite of random.

Richard Dawkins

What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out, which is the exact opposite.

Bertrand Russell

I need to rebel against myself. It`s the opposite of following your bliss. I need to do what I most fear.

Chuck Palahniuk

Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.

Haruki Murakami

I believe that happiness is the exact opposite of sadness, bitterness, and hatred: happiness should remain unexamined as long as possible.

Stephen King

Words are such uncertain things, they so often sound well but mean the opposite of what one thinks they do.

Agatha Christie

The pleasures of love are pains that become desirable, where sweetness and torment blend, and so love is voluntary insanity, infernal paradise, and celestial hell - in short, harmony of opposite yearnings, sorrowful laughter, soft diamond.

Umberto Eco

The minute one utters a certainty, the opposite comes to mind.

May Sarton

It`s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.

Sam Levenson

All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this - as in other ways - they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it.

John Berger

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