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35 Opposite Quotes

Everything has something opposite to it. Opposite is the contradictory character of something. This is a collection of quotes on opposite and "opposite" sayings.


Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. - George Santayana
And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on. - Alan Watts
Anger is energising. The opposite of anger is depression, which is anger turned inward. - Gloria Steinem
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. - Elie Wiesel
While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one. - Horace
Action and reaction are equal and opposite. - Gertrude Stein
The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth. - Niels Bohr
Opposites do not share opposition. - Raheel Farooq
It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite. - Soren Kierkegaard
The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction. - Plato
The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting. - Fran Lebowitz
Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is. - Rollo May
The opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty. - Anne Lamott
The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity. - Rollo May
A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth. - Thomas Mann
Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite - getting something down. - Julia Cameron
Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It's the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else's pain is as meaningful as your own. - Barbara Kingsolver
When somebody tells you they're not very smart, they're saying exactly the opposite. - Tim Allen
We're actors. We're the opposite of people. - Tom Stoppard
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet. - Andy Warhol
To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The more you thank, the more things to be grateful for you will receive. The opposite is also true. - Richie Norton
A truth and its opposite are flip sides of the same coin. - Gayle Forman
The wise have always said the same things, and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Too much of something can lead to the opposite. - Herbern Lebumfacil
The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow. - Jim Hightower
Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well. - Jean Jacques Rousseau
Making those around you feel invisible is the opposite of leadership. - Margaret Heffernan
Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity. - Coco Chanel
Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith. - Paul Tillich
Good and evil are merely opposite sides of a coin. Get tossed in the air enough, it's easy to come down on the wrong side. - Karen Marie Moning
Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash. - Louis Aragon
Opposites are not contradictory but complementary. - Niels Bohr
For every low there is an equal but opposite high. - Norman Cousins
Opposites are cures for opposites. - Hippocrates
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