A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr on paradox


How wonderful that we have met with a paradox.  Now we have some hope of making progress.

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)

Source: The Child's Secret of Learning

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A Quote by Kedar on god, existence, logical, necessary, empirical, order, universe, ultimate, uncreated, being, paradox, and uqv theory

The existence of God is not logically necessary, and yet, on the basis of some profound peculiar empirical order in the universe, it seems that He exists as the ultimate uncreated Being, implying a paradox, as no logically unnecessary entity can be uncreated. This paradox is the ultimate question asked by God, who is nothing but the ultimate questioner.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Osho on love, mature love, immature love, life, paradox, and freedom

Immature people falling in love destroy each other's freedom, create a bondage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help each other to be free; they help each other to destroy all sorts of bondages. And when love flows with freedom there is beauty. When love flows with dependence there is ugliness.

A mature person does not fall in love, he or she rises in love. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall down in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. Now they cannot manage and they cannot stand. They were always ready to fall on the ground and to creep. They don't have the backbone, the spine; they don't have the integrity to stand alone.

A mature person has the integrity to stand alone. And when a mature person gives love, he or she gives without any strings attached to it. When two mature persons are in love, one of the great paradoxes of life happens, one of the most beautiful phenomena: they are together and yet tremendously alone. They are together so much that they are almost one. Two mature persons in love help each other to become more free. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. Only freedom and love.


Contributed by: Ann'e

A Quote by Earon on paradox, idea, spirituality, and learning

Paradox is an idea making fun of itself.

Earon Davis

Source: personal writing

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on government, state, violence, and paradox

Government and state can never be perfect because they owe their raison d’être to the imperfection of man and can attain their end, the elimination of man’s innate impulse to violence, only by recourse to violence, the very thing they are called upon to prevent.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Mises, Ludwig Von (1962). The Ultimate foundation of Economic Science (2nd ed.). Foundation of Economic Education: Irvington-on-Hudson, NY. p. 99

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A Quote by Linda and Morris Tannehill on government, paradox, and violence

The contradiction of hiring an agency of institutionalized violence to protect us from violence is even more foolhardy than buying a cat to protect one's parakeet.

Linda and Morris Tannehill

Source: p. 41; The Market for LIberty (

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Lao Tzu on want, everything, give up, paradox, tao, and te ching

If you really want everything, then give up everything.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Contributed by: Louëlla

A Quote by Earon on two kinds of people, paradox, wisdom, truth, and false dichotomies

There are two kinds of people:  those who believe there are just two kinds of people . . . and . . . those . . .  who . . . don't. 

Earon Davis

Source: Earon S. Davis

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Earon on spirituality, metaphor, paradox, process, knowledge, wisdom, hope, truth, and patience

Spiritual concepts find their clearest expression through paradox and metaphor.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon S. Davis

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Dr. Kent M. Keith on paradox and commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

Dr. Kent M. Keith

Source: Anyway, The Paradoxical Commandments -- Do It Anyway:

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