Quotes and Sayings about Opposites



"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
(Related: Power, Jeopardy, Opposites, Rules, Violence)

"My sister and I are opposites in many ways. She is six feet tall, while I'm five feet four."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: Sister, Feet, Opposites)

"Economy, prudence, and a simple life are the sure masters of need, and will often accomplish that which, their opposites, with a fortune at hand, will fail to do."
- Clara Barton
(Related: Life, Economy, Fortune, Opposites, Prudence, Will)

"All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites."
- Marc Chagall
(Related: Colors, Friends, Lovers, Neighbors, Opposites)

"In God, the characteristics of men and women that we admire in men and women are combined. That's been a traditional Catholic teaching that God is the combination of opposites."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Men, Women, God, Opposites, Teaching)

"Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Mind, Opposites, World)

"In capitalist history, invasion and class struggle are not opposites, as the official legend would have us believe, but one is the means and the expression of the other."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: History, Class, Expression, Opposites, Struggle)

"Steve is very quiet, even shy. I am very gregarious. So, opposites."
- Jayne Meadows
(Related: Opposites, Quiet)

"The mark of a living thing is to be involved in opposites (impossibilities): the living cell that has to be continually adapting itself to stay alive, with its identity."
- Nicholas Mosley
(Related: Identity, Living, Opposites)

"Most people think of success and failure as opposites, but they both are products of the same process."
- Roger von Oech
(Related: Success, People, Failure, Opposites)

"Opposites may attract, but I wouldn't put my money on a relationship of financial opposites."
- Suze Orman
(Related: Money, Financial, May, Opposites)

"It's this simple law, which every writer knows, of taking two opposites and putting them in a room together. I love anything with Cartman and Butters at the same time, it's great."
- Trey Parker
(Related: Love, Time, Law, Opposites, Writer)

"Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Morality, Force, Mind, Opposites)

"It always amazed me that he was able to do it, and that Orson Welles was able to do it. I never understood it because the talents are absolutely opposite - polar opposites."
- Mark Rydell
(Related: Opposites)

"Androgyny is not trying to manage the relationship between the opposites; it is simply flowing between them."
- June Singer
(Related: Opposites, Trying)

"To contrast national solidarity and international cooperation as two opposites seems foolish to me."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Contrast, Cooperation, Opposites, Solidarity)

"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
(Related: Love, Fantasy, Opposites, Reality)

"The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet."
- Andy Warhol
(Related: Opposites)