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Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.

Tags: Miracles, Nature  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Contrary to what most people think, there is a Rich Daley under Mayor Daley.

Tags: Mayor, Rich  ✍ Author: William M. Daley

Faith is not contrary to reason.

Tags: Faith, Reason  ✍ Author: Nelson Eddy

This assumes an upward revision of the European Budget, which is precisely what Jacques Chirac refuses to do. On the contrary, he has demanded a reduction.

Tags: Budget, Revision  ✍ Author: Laurent Fabius

I don't mean that literary fiction is better than genre fiction, On the contrary; novels can perform two functions and most perform only one.

Tags: Fiction, Mean  ✍ Author: Mark Haddon

Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions.

Tags: Extreme, Moderate  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth.

Tags: Often, Truth  ✍ Author: John Bruton

Extreme complication is contrary to art.

Tags: Art, Extreme  ✍ Author: Claude Debussy

Not everything I do is gossip or bedroom. To the contrary, I think that's just an easy label to dismiss me and to dismiss the new medium.

Tags: Easy, Gossip  ✍ Author: Matt Drudge

Acting doesn't bring anything to a text. On the contrary, it detracts from it.

Tags: Acting, Bring  ✍ Author: Elaine Dundy

Contrary to the norm, as my technique improved my voice became higher.

Tags: Higher, Voice  ✍ Author: Renee Fleming

You could think of extraordinary examples to the contrary: The Grapes of Wrath... and even into the 70s.

Tags: Examples, Wrath  ✍ Author: Charlton Heston

Illegal drug use runs contrary to the image of health depicted by cycling. Distributors of these drugs must be prosecuted more harshly as they are ciminals.

Tags: Health, Image  ✍ Author: Bernard Hinault

It is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger.

Tags: Reason, Whole  ✍ Author: David Hume

Contrary to widespread belief, I do know something about science.

Tags: Belief, Science  ✍ Author: Nick Kroll

Ground not upon dreams; you know they are ever contrary.

Tags: Dreams, Ground  ✍ Author: Thomas Middleton

I always do the contrary of what my coaches tell me.

Tags: Coaches, Tell  ✍ Author: Bode Miller

Its smallness is not petty; on the contrary, it is profound.

Tags: Petty, Profound  ✍ Author: Jan Morris

Contrary to my image, I do have a sense of humour.

Tags: Image, Sense  ✍ Author: Andy Murray

Hence we did not foster competition in our school, on the contrary.

Tags: Hence, School  ✍ Author: Dora Russell

There are two contrary impulses which govern this man's brain-the one sane, and the other eccentric. They alternate at regular intervals.

Tags: Eccentric, Sane  ✍ Author: Franz Schubert

I submit, on the other hand, most respectfully, that the Constitution not merely does not affirm that principle, but, on the contrary, altogether excludes it.

Tags: Hand, Principle  ✍ Author: William H. Seward

See, even despite pious statements to the contrary, much of the industrialized world has not yet come to terms with the recognition of the fallacy of what I call the strong man syndrome.

Tags: Call, Strong  ✍ Author: Wole Soyinka
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