Contrary Quotes

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Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.

View quotes by Aldous Huxley

Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
View quotes by Saint Augustine

Ground not upon dreams; you know they are ever contrary.
View quotes by Thomas Middleton

Cheating is completely contrary to who I am
View quotes by Justin Gatlin

I'm not actually Tiffany from Eastenders, contrary to what some people seem to think!
View quotes by Martine McCutcheon

And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.
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And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.
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A disorderly walk denotes conduct that is in any way contrary to the rules of Christ.
View quotes by Albert Barnes

Leadership is particularly necessary to ensure ready acceptance of the unfamiliar and that which is contrary to tradition.
View quotes by Cyril Falls

Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
View quotes by Galbraith

Do not be fooled into believing that because a man is rich he is necessarily smart. There is ample proof to the contrary.
View quotes by Julius Rosenwald

Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them - On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly - After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.
View quotes by Salvador Dali

That a whole part of the middle class detests me... is utterly normal. I would be troubled if the contrary were true.
View quotes by Simone De Beauvoir

It doesn't comfort man. On the contrary, it encourages him in his folly, it transports him to the supreme regions where he is. [On the effects of alcohol]
View quotes by Marguerite Duras

It is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger. (A Treatise Upon Human Nature)
View quotes by David Hume

With no matter what human being, taken individually, I always find reasons for concluding that sorrow and misfortune do not suit him; either because he seems too mediocre for anything so great, or, on the contrary, too precious to be destroyed.
View quotes by Simone Weil

Knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion.
View quotes by Daniel Boorstin

Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.
View quotes by Peter Ustinov

To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction: or, the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts. (Principia Mathematica)
View quotes by Sir Isaac Newton

If you follow reason far enough it always leads to conclusions that are contrary to reason.
View quotes by Samuel Butler

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