Opposites Proverbs

Sayings about Opposites

Opposites attract.~ Latin Proverbs

Virtue lies half way between two opposite vices.~ Traditional Proverb

The reverse side also has a reverse side.~ Japanese Proverbs

One man’s happiness is another man’s sadness. ~ Brazilian Proverbs

One man’s fault is another man’s lesson. ~ Maltese Proverbs

My inclination first leads me in one direction, then in the opposite.~ Latin Proverb

Marriage is the opposite to a fever attack; it begins very hot and ends very cold.~ German Proverbs

Communism is the complete opposite.~ Polish Proverbs

Ask for your wife’s advice and then do the opposite.~ Arabian Proverbs

Quotations about Opposites

If one thing is opposite another, it is on the other side of a space from it. ~ Opposite Meaning in the Collins Dictionary

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity. ~ Coco Chanel

It happens as one sees in cages: the birds who are outside despair of ever getting in, and those within are equally desirous of getting out. ~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out, which is the exact opposite.~ Bertrand Russell

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.~ Ben Hogan

Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.~ Louis Aragon

There are some people who only disgust with their abilities; and there are some people who please even with their faults. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

The wavering multitude is divided into opposite factions.~ Virgil

Opposites generally create intense chemistry. There are more chances of fireworks when different people are together than similar personalities. ~ Sonam Kapoor

Unless a man or woman has experienced the darkness of the soul he or she can know nothing of that transforming laughter without which no hint of the ultimate reality of the opposites can be faintly intuited.~ Luke the Evangelist

Opposites are not contradictory but complementary.~ Niels Bohr

Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite~ Plato

All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites. ~ Marc Chagall

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?~ Richard Lederer

Wealth and compassion are opposites. ~ Munshi Premchand

Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius–and a lot of courage–to move in the opposite direction.~ John Dryden

Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins. ~ Ayn Rand

It is the pull of opposite poles that stretches souls. And only stretched souls make music.~ Eric Hoffer

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.~ Elie Wiesel

The dictate of the light says: “Know yourself and what you are.” The dark replies, “By all means, but then become afraid.”~ Tanith Lee

Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith. ~ Paul Tillich

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.~ William Blake

Discouragement is the opposite of courage.~ Connie Tilley

The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity. ~ Rollo May

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it’s just the opposite.~ John Kenneth Galbraith

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it’s the exact opposite.~ Sir Humphrey Davy

It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their kind.~ George Bernard Shaw

Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.~ Andy Warhol

A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.~ Gersonides

A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite.~ Elizabeth Fishel

Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence. ~ William Blake

I do not know how it comes about, but if you sit opposite a man every day and you are engaged in fighting him, you cannot help getting a liking for him whether he deserves it or not.~ A. J. Balfour

The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy. ~ Mehmet Oz

There is apparently no surer way of turning a thing into its opposite than by exaggerating it.~ Eric Hoffer

The world is not dialectical — it is sworn to extremes, not to equilibrium, sworn to radical antagonism, not to reconciliation or synthesis. This is also the principle of evil.~ Jean Baudrillard

Most people think of success and failure as opposites, but they both are products of the same process.~ Roger von Oech

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle. ~ Walt Whitman

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