The proposition of Mr. Ricardo, which states that a rise in the price of labour lowers the price of a large class of commodities, has undoubtedly a very paradoxical air; but it is, nevertheless, true, and the appearance of paradox would vanish, if it were stated more naturally and correctly.
My book has a very simple surface, but there are layers of irony and paradox all the way through it.
It is a paradox that far too few Americans participate in the wonderful ritual of democracy that we call Election Day.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
After an eternity of seeking the sudden threshold of seeing and finding leaves one filled with a strange paradox of ecstasy and grief. I was born to see.
An intriguing paradox of the 1990s is that it isn't called a decade of greed.
Morality without a sense of paradox is mean.
The paradox of anti-Semitism is that it is invariably up to the Jews to explain away the charges. The anti-Semite simply has to make them.
What I cannot do now is the sign of what I shall do hereafter. The sense of impossibility is the beginning of all possibilities. Because this temporal universe was a paradox and an impossibility, therefore the Eternal created it out of His being.
That one individual should awaken in another memories that belong to still a third is an obvious paradox.
New Orleans is a city of paradox. Sin, salvation, sex, sanctification, so intertwined yet so separate.
The paradox is only a conflict between reality and your feeling of what reality ought to be.
Can you hate something you don't believe in? And yet he called himself a free-thinker. What an impossible paradox, to be free and to be so obsessed.
We are caught up in a paradox, one which might be called the paradox of conceptualization. The proper concepts are needed to formulate a good theory, but we need a good theory to arrive at the proper concepts.
The old knowledge had been difficult but not distressing. It had been all paradox and myth, and it had made sense. The new knowledge was all fact and reason, and it made no sense.