opposites

A Quote by Steven Wright on action, criticism, and opposites

For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Sholem Asch on existence, opposites, and power

Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.

Sholem Asch (1880 - 1957)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on belief, church, earth, failure, familiarity, fatherhood, men, observation, opposites, saints, theory, water, and world

Though he avoided outright endorsement of the view, fifth-century Church Father Saint Augustine was clearly familiar with the theory of the spherical earth: "They [those who believe that "there are men on the other side of the earth"] fail to observe that even if the world is held to be global or rounded in shape, or if some process of reasoning should prove this to be the case, it would still not necessarily follow that the land on the opposite side is not covered by masses of water."

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

Source: The City of God, 426 A.D.

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A Quote by Robert Scheid on caring, creation, day, fulfillment, gifts, kiss, laws, love, opposites, relationships, songs, soul, and unity

Being with the right person is caring for another physically, mentally and spiritually. It is caring for another's soul. As the relationship grows deeper over the years each kiss is still as new and exciting as the first, each embrace is a song of ever-deepening love, and each night becomes a celebration of unity and fulfillment. Every day becomes richer and fuller. Being with the right person answers one of the deeper longings of the human soul. It represents the union of opposites, the fulfillment of the law of creation, and is a rare and precious gift from our Creator.

Robert Scheid

Source: Beyond the Love Game

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A Quote by Ric Ocasek on darkness and opposites

There's more to light than the opposite of dark.

Ric Ocasek (1949 -)

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A Quote by Reginald John Campbell on change, destruction, evil, experience, god, good, joy, love, metaphor, opposites, sorrow, and speech

It is no strain of metaphor to say that the love of God and the wrath of God are the same thing, described from opposite points of view. How we shall experience it depends upon the way we shall come up against it: God does not change; it is man's moral state that changes. The wrath of God is a figure of speech to denote God's unchanging opposition to sin; it is His righteous love operating to destroy evil. It is not evil that will have the last word, but good; not sorrow, but joy; not hate, but love.

Reginald John Campbell (1867 - ?)

Source: The Call of Christ

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A Quote by Rabbi Nachman of Breslav on chance, impossibility, opposites, peace, and perfection

The essence of peace is to merge two opposites.   Therefore your notions should not scare you if you see another, who absolutely opposes you, and you presume that there is no chance for peace between you two.   On the same token when you see two individuals who are exactly two opposites, never say it would be impossible for them to reconcile.   On the contrary, and this is the perfection of peace to make it between two opposites.

Rabbi Nachman of Breslav

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A Quote by R. A. Hayward on action, individuality, and opposites

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. If you want to receive a great deal, you first have to give a great deal. If each individual will give of himself to whomever he can, wherever he can, in any way that he can, in the long run he will be compensated in the exact proportion that he gives.

R. A. Hayward

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A Quote by Plato on age, happiness, nature, opposites, and youth

He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Phelps Adams on capitalism, communism, home, men, and opposites

Capitalism and communism stand at opposite poles. Their essential difference is this: The communist, seeing the rich man and his fine home, says: "No man should have so much." The capitalist, seeing the same thing, says: "All men should have as much."

Phelps Adams

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