Quotes on Dualism

The idealist. He is the man who has rooted out duality. He does not discuss: he demonstrates, indoctrinates, refutes, convinces, condemns. He calls others COMRADES but he never talks to them: he talks to HIS IDEA. – Octavio Paz

He would say untruths and be ever double
Both in his words and meaning. – Shakespeare

Always the edge of the sea remains an elusive and indefinable boundary. The shore has a dual nature, changing with the swing of the tides, belonging now to the land, now to the sea. – Rachel Carson

Radiation is a doubled-edged sword: It can be our deadly enemy, as when it leaks out of a nuclear reactor and harms innocent people; yet it can also be our friend, as when it leaks out of a nuclear reactor and harms Donald Trump. – Dave Barry

There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit. – Napoleon

The effort to reconcile science and religion is almost always made, not by theologians, but by scientists unable to shake off altogether the piety absorbed with their mothers’ milk. The theologians, with no such dualism addling their wits, are smart enough to see that the two things are implacably and eternally antagonistic, and that any attempt to thrust them into one bag is bound to result in one swallowing the other. – H. L. Mencken

Since morality is concerned with conduct, any dualisms which are set up between mind and activity must reflect themselves in the theory of morals. – John Dewey

But what has always worried me is your dual personality. The one tender, wise and with such a sense of responsibility. And the other rather cruel and extravagant. – Harold Nicolson (to Vita Sackville-West)

I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads. – George Santayana

Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. – Susan Sontag

One falls to the ground in trying to sit on two stools. – Francois Rabelais

When the soul is trying to overcome sexual duality through detachment from the opposite sex, it is paving way for understanding the experience associated with the opposite sex from WITHIN. – Meher Baba

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