opposites

A Quote by Wes Alexander on direction, economics, freedom, opposites, people, politics, success, and world

Any way you measure it, the happiest and most successful people in the world are those with the most political and economic freedom. Our elected representatives are working overtime in the opposite direction.

Wes Alexander

Source: Feb-00

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A Quote by Warren G. Bennis on certainty, danger, facts, leadership, myth, nonsense, opposites, and people

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.

Warren G. Bennis (1925 -)

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A Quote by unknown on action, improvement, mind, and opposites

To remember anything it must be associated with something you already know. You must see it in your mind. Create action and detail to improve the image. It should be like, near or opposite that which is to be remembered.

unknown

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A Quote by unknown on justice, opposites, and women

When you are young, women tell you, "Look but do not touch." As you get older you hear just the opposite.

unknown

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A Quote by unknown on congress, opposites, and progress

If pro is the opposite of con, is Progress the opposite of Congress?

unknown

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A Quote by Umberto Eco on harmony, hell, insanity, laughter, love, opposites, paradise, and sorrow

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 (1932 -)

Source: The Island of the Day Before, Chapter 28

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A Quote by Thomas Mann on beauty, birth, opposites, originality, poetry, and solitude

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But it also gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.

Thomas Mann (1875 - 1955)

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A Quote by Thomas Mann on opposites and truth

A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a great truth.

Thomas Mann (1875 - 1955)

Source: Essay on Freud. 1937.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on marriage and opposites

Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing any one who comes between them.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Steven Wright on opposites and progress

If "con" is the opposite of "pro," then what is the opposite of progress?

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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