35 Quotes About Contradicting Yourself


We can suffer from many moments of not having the courage to speak up or you speak out against what you first speak for. Hippocrates tend to lose credibility and trust from others. Here are some great quotes about contradicting yourself that will inspire you to keep your facts straight.

“A religion contradicting science and a science contradicting religion are equally false.”

“Angry contradiction of the patriarch is not creativity; it’s delinquency calling for attention.”

“Avoid contradicting in general, especially people you love.”

“But me contradicting a news story is not going to make my words fact. It will just create a new news story.”

“But then arises the doubt, can the mind of man, which has, as I fully believe been developed from a mind as low as that possessed by the lowest animal, be trusted when it draws such grand conclusions?”

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.”

“Each of us is several, is man, is a profusion of selves. So that the self who disdains his surroundings is not the same as the self who suffers or takes joy in them.”

“I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction.”

“I do’ have any mottoes. If I did I would forever be contradicting them.”

“I don’t have any mottoes. If I did I would forever be contradicting them.”

“I have never agreed with my other self wholly. The truth of the matter seems to lie between us.”

“I like being on my own better than I like anything else, but I can’t give up love. Maybe it’s the tension between longing and aloneness that I need. My own funicular railway, holding in balance the two things most likely to destroy me.”

“I like contradictions. We have never attained the infinite variety and contradictions that exist in nature. Tomorrow I shall contradict myself.”

“I love to move like a mouse inside this puzzle for the body, balancing the wish to be lost with the need to be found.”

“I write plays because dialogue is the most respectable way of contradicting myself.”

“I write plays because writing dialogue is the only respectable way of contradicting yourself. I put a position, rebut it, refute the rebuttal, and rebut the refutation.”

“In art, and maybe just in general, the idea is to be able to be really comfortable with contradictory ideas.”

“Intelligence is measured by a person’s ability to see validity within both sides of contradicting arguments.”

“It is regrettable that, among the Rights of Man, the right of contradicting oneself has been forgotten. ”

“It was impossible to imagine the aloof, dignified, powerful High Lord living as, of all things, a slave.”

“It’s a most distressing affliction to have a sentimental heart and a skeptical mind.”

“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”

“Nature is what we know. We do not know the gods of religions. And nature is not kind, or merciful, or loving. If God made me — the fabled God of the three qualities of which I spoke: mercy, kindness, love — He also made the fish I catch and eat.”

“One is fruitful only at the cost of being rich in contradictions.”

“One of the biggest contradictions in self-proclaimed open-mindedness is to say that we’re all one but when a true bigot comes around tell him we’re all different.”

“The man who is most aggressive in teaching tolerance is the most intolerant of all: he wants a world full of people too timid and ashamed to really disagree with anything.”

“The people heard it, and approved the doctrine, and immediately practiced the contrary.”

“The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.”

“The world is a contradiction; the universe a paradox.”

“Theory is worth but little, unless it can explain its own phenomena, and it must effect this without contradicting itself; therefore, the facts are sometimes assimilated to the theory, rather than the theory to the facts.”

“Truths may clash without contradicting each other.”

“We live in a true chaos of contradicting authorities, an age of conformism without community, of proximity without communication.”

“What should I do about the wild and the tame? The wild heart that wants to be free, and the tame heart that wants to come home.”

“What we agree with leaves us inactive, but contradiction makes us productive.”

“When I start a new seminar I tell my students that I will undoubtedly contradict myself, and that I will mean both things.”

It is okay to sometimes change your mind. Do not be afraid to contradict yourself if it is for the right reasons.