Reflections of Sages … for a time of confinement.

  1. Paradox of Feelings (and Logic): “Le cœur a des raisons que la raison ne connaît pas.” (Pascal)
  2. Blindness Paradox: “L’essentiel est invisible aux yeux. Vous ne voyez bien qu’avec votre cœur.” (Le Petit Prince)
  3. Improvisation Paradox: “The best improvisation is the one that is best prepared.” (unknown)
  4. Culture Paradox: “Television is a source of culture. Whenever someone calls her, I go to the bedroom to read a book.” (Groucho Marx)
  5. Help Paradox: “If you need someone to do a job for you, ask someone who is already busy; who is doing nothing will tell you that they don’t have time.” (unknown)
  6. Money Paradox: “He was such a poor man, so poor, so poor, that he only had money.” (unknown)
  7. Paradox of Time: “Take it easy I’m in a hurry.” (unknown)
  8. Technology Paradox: “La tecnologia ci avvicina a coloro che sono lontani e lontani da quelli a noi vicini.” (Michele Norsa)
  9. Paradox of Intelligence: “Quis vult primus esse erit citius nisi qui scit, quo vadit. “(Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
  10. Paradox of Happiness: “Cuando, objetivamente, estamos mejor que nunca, subjetivamente nos sentimos profundamente insatisfechos “(José António Marina)
  11. Paradox of Wisdom: “Who knows a lot, listen; who knows little, speaks. Who knows a lot, asks; who knows little, opines.”(unknown)
  12. Paradox of Generosity: “The more we give, the more we receive.” (unknown)
  13. Knowledge Paradox: “Man seeks answers and finds questions.” (unknown)
  14. Humor Paradox: “Laughter is too serious. ” (Groucho Marx)
  15. Everyday Paradox: “The smallest is the largest. “(unknown)
  16. Paradox of Silence: “Stille ist der stärkste Schrei.” (Arthur Schopenhauer)
  17. Expert Paradox: “There is nothing worse than an expert nearby, to provent progress on a matter.” (unknown)
  18. Paradox of Wealth: “The richest is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least.” (unknown)
  19. Paradox of Love: “Whoever loves you the most will make you suffer.” (unknown)
  20. Paradox of Pleasure: “We suffer too much because of the little we lack and we rejoice little with how much we have.” (William Shakespeare)

This post was based on this PPT: http://www.centrosocialjmj.com.pt/ficheirosnoticias/Paradoxos.pdf

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