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We have but one flag, one country; let us stand together. We may differ in color, but not in sentiment. Many things have been said about me which are wrong, and which white and black persons here, who stood by me through the war, can contradict.
Nathan Bedford Forrest
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to weigh and consider.
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.
I always love to quote Albert Einstein because nobody dares contradict him.
I believe every chess player senses beauty, when he succeeds in creating situations, which contradict the expectations and the rules, and he succeeds in mastering this situation.
Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.
I think the existence of zombies would contradict certain laws of nature in our world. It seems to be a law of nature, in our world, that when you get a brain of a certain character you get consciousness going along with it.
I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
I begin with the principle that all men are bores. Surely no one will prove himself so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
Even putting aside the Judeo-Christian morality upon which the Constitution and our nation's culture are based, the notion of forced euthanasia would contradict the long-held body of medical ethics to which all American doctors must adhere.
Sherwin B. Nuland
A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
George Bernard Shaw
There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers.
Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.
Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.
It is also said of me that I now and then contradict myself. Yes, I improve wonderfully as time goes on.
George Jean Nathan
People who honestly mean to be true really contradict themselves much more rarely than those who try to be 'consistent'.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may contradict your words.
I think if we didn't contradict ourselves, it would be awfully boring. It would be tedious to be alive.
Today's interpretations of religion are often backward and contradict the needs of civilization.
A writer may tell me that he thinks man will ultimately become an ostrich. I cannot properly contradict him.
Movements begin when oppressed people make - and keep remaking - a deeply inward decision to stop consenting to external demands that contradict a critical inner truth, the truth that they are worthy of respect.
As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul.
In live action movies, you just hope that everything works. Because the actor may had a bad morning and doesn't play good, or accidents happen continuously. Many things contradict what you are trying to say. But in cartoons, nothing contradict what you want to say.
In reply, I can only plead that a discovery which seems to contradict the general tenor of previous investigations is naturally received with much hesitation.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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