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Top 100 Do The Opposite Quotes

#1. It's really easy to fall into the trap of believing that what we do is more important than what we are. Of course, it's the opposite that's true: What we are ultimately determines what we do! - Author: Fred Rogers
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#2. Figure out what your opponent wants you to do and try to do the opposite. - Author: Lou Krieger
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#3. Often we tell ourselves, "Don't just sit there, do something!" But when we practice awareness, we discover that the opposite may be more helpful: "Don't just do something, sit there!" - Author: Nhat Hanh
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#4. I have always done the opposite of what I was trained to do ... Having little technical background, I became a photographer. Adopting a machine, I do my utmost to make it malfunction. For me, to make a photograph is to make an anti-photograph. - Author: William Klein
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#5. Counterintuitive actions prove we can trust real knowledge and do the opposite of what we feel makes sense. - Author: Penn Jillette
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#6. And that, in a way, was the burden of being a philosopher: one knew what one had to do, but it was so often the opposite of what one really wanted to do. - Author: Alexander McCall Smith
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#7. It was like every man in my life knew exactly what I wanted them to do and then did the exact opposite, just to fuck with me. "I'm - Author: Donna Augustine
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#8. Separation is painful, but so is its opposite. And if being together brings joy, then it is only proper that separation should do the same in its own way. - Author: Yukio Mishima
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#9. And sometimes in life, I imagine, good things do happen. Most of the time, it's the opposite, obviously. But I don't think you should rule out the possibility that just occasionally chance might deal you a good card. - Author: Sebastian Faulks
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#10. I was raised as a Christian, where all you're taught is to be humble, even if you did something right. Politics is the complete opposite of: you do something a little nice, and you tell everyone. - Author: Grace Meng
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#11. I very much enjoyed doing 'Law & Order,' playing a killer - that was fun, and they had a family feel around the set, so it was a happy show to do even though the subject matter was quite the opposite. - Author: Carol Burnett
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#12. When managers are afraid of redemptions, they get liquid. We all saw how many managers went from leveraged long in 2007 to huge net cash in 2008, when the right thing to do in terms of value would have been to do the opposite. - Author: Seth Klarman
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#13. Some people think that because they do the opposite of what they are asked to do, they have initiative - Author: Ovid
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#14. Crying is the opposite of scolding, because adults are hardly ever allowed to do it. - Author: Lemony Snicket
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#15. The opposite is best. Whenever you're angry with someone, apply this maxim. I means doing the exact opposite of what your body's telling you to do. Believe me, it works miracles. Titus in Love in Lowercase - Author: Francesc Miralles
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#16. The more relaxed the muscles are, the more energy can flow through the body. Using muscular tensions to try to 'do' the punch or attempting to use brute force to knock someone over will only work to opposite effect. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#17. Doing your best is taking the action because you love it, not because you're expecting a reward. Most people do the exact opposite: They only take action when they expect a reward, and they don't enjoy the action. And that's the reason why they don't do their best. - Author: Miguel Angel Ruiz
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#18. You choose the wrong career, select the wrong mortgage or fail to save for retirement, markets do not correct those failings. In fact, quite the opposite often happens. It is much easier to make money by catering to consumers' biases than by trying to correct them. - Author: Anonymous
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#19. We see that the world seeks happiness instead of holiness. Therefore, we assume we should do the opposite. But we're wrong. - Author: Randy Alcorn
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#20. I believe that bad taste is vulgar. It's like cursing. I think the world can be saved through design, because what is the most distasteful thing someone can do? Kill someone. So, good taste is the opposite of that. - Author: Kanye West
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#21. If you want to be creative, don't try to do something new. Doing something new means NOT doing what's been done before, and that's a negative impulse. Negative impulses are frustrating. They're the opposite of creativity, and they never yield good ideas ... - Author: Eva Zeisel
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#22. All in all I'd rather have been a judge than a miner. And what's more, being a miner, as soon as you are too old and tired and sick and stupid to do the job properly, you have to go. Well, the very opposite applies with judges. * - Author: Peter Cook
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#23. Whatever success I've achieved has come from pretty much doing the opposite of what I've been told or expected to do. - Author: Hal Riney
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#24. The script will point you in certain directions and I go the opposite if I can. I try do do one thing and tell a different story with my eyes. I believe what's more interesting is always what's not being said. - Author: Robert Carlyle
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#25. The absolute worst thing that you ever can do, in my opinion, in bringing science to the general public, is be condescending or judgmental. It is so opposite to the way science needs to be brought forth. - Author: Brian Greene
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#26. All that we do is governed by the law of opposites in which every so-called positive act is exactly and equally balanced by its opposite.; - Author: Tony Parsons
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#27. Loneliness isn't about being by yourself. That's fine, right and good, desirable in many ways. Loneliness is about finding a landing-place, or not, and knowing that, whatever you do, you can go back there. The opposite of loneliness isn't company, it's return. A place to return. - Author: Jeanette Winterson
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#28. Most people think the biggest sacrifice, the greates act of love you can give is to die for someone. And probably it is. But Sometimes it is the opposite. The biggest thing you can do for someone is to live. - Author: Sarah Wylie
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#29. When a corpse tells you how to live, do the opposite. - Author: Isaac Marion
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#30. To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation, namely an imitation of its opposite. - Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg
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#31. I figured, 'When is that ever going to happen again?'. So I basically set out the opposite way movies are made; I set out with a budget first. I said, 'What can I do well for $40,000?'. - Author: John Sayles
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#32. If you don't watch it people will force you one way or the other, into doing what they think you should do, or into just being mule-stubborn and doing the opposite out of spite. - Author: Ken Kesey
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#33. I came to quite an opposite conclusion, and have not wavered from it since. I do not think[Pg 116] there will ever be a large tide of immigration into California; and I think, moreover, that, ten years hence, the present owners of land there will be glad to take far less than they ask for it now. - Author: Edward Money
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#34. The opposite of love? Vice. Temptation. The negative influences that we have. The bad energy that comes around us and makes us do certain things. To me, it's always been a war between the two. - Author: Kendrick Lamar
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#35. With high-speed cameras, we can do the opposite of time lapse. We can shoot images that are thousands of times faster than our vision. And we can see how nature's ingenious devices work, and perhaps we can even imitate them. - Author: Louie Schwartzberg
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#36. I can never predict what the markets will do. Sometimes it does the exact opposite of what I would have expected. - Author: Mitt Romney
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#37. A lot of times in cinema today the women are overly sentimental, so I constantly try to do the opposite. I like strident women. - Author: Keira Knightley
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#38. To be completely honest, it's shocking to me that I keep getting the villain roles! I do not see myself as the villain and I know, growing up, I was the opposite of a villain. I would never try to be a villain to anyone - but maybe other people I grew up with feel differently about that. - Author: Cam Gigandet
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#39. Study the methods of your competitors and do the exact opposite. - Author: David Ogilvy
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#40. SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST born unlucky - so unlucky in fact that they do just the opposite of what they should at exactly the wrong time. Suckers? Maybe. But in the business of investing, those people have a name: retail investors. - Author: Simon Constable
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#41. You read a book from beginning to end. You run a business the opposite way. You start with the end, and then you do everything you must to reach it. - Author: Jessamyn West
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#42. God never leads us to do anything that is contrary to His Word. But the opposite is also true: God always leads us to do everything that is in agreement with His Word. - Author: Billy Graham
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#43. If you will look about you (which most people won't do)," says Sergeant Cuff, "you will see that the nature of a man's tastes is, most times, as opposite as possible to the nature of a man's business. - Author: Wilkie Collins
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#44. Mama glanced down at me. "Do you have a crush on him?"
"Not a crush." I shook my head. "More like an inflate. He makes me feel the opposite of crushed. He makes my heart feel like a balloon, like it's going to blow up and fly right out of my chest. - Author: Natalie Lloyd
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#45. Many people feel they are powerless to do anything effective with their lives. It takes courage to break out of the settled mold, but most find conformity more comfortable. This is why the opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it's conformity. - Author: Rollo May
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#46. The French will always do exactly the opposite on what the United States wants regardless of what happens, so we're never going to have a consistent policy. - Author: Howard Dean
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#47. Writers of either gender ought to be able to do the opposite sex-that's one basic test of competence, after all. - Author: Julian Barnes
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#48. People do not know how what is at variance agrees with itself. It is an attunement of opposite tensions, like that of the bow and the lyre. - Author: Heraclitus
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#49. Some actors - myself included - like to know where your character's going: you like to know what the arc is for the character so that you can plan where you're going to give beats for this, that, and the other and give the audience what they want. But on 'Homeland,' you do the opposite. - Author: Raza Jaffrey
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#50. In the movies, they make you look good and tough, but in real life, it's completely the opposite. I do these ueber roles, I think, because in real life I'm quite shy and reserved. In real life, I'm a dork. - Author: Sam Worthington
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#51. Funny how ye tell people a story to make a point and ye fail, ye fail, a total disaster. Not only do ye no make yer point it winds up the exact fucking opposite man, the exact fucking opposite. That isnay a misunderstanding it's a total
whatever. - Author: James Kelman
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#52. Patriotism has nothing to do with Conservatism. It is actually the opposite of Conservatism, since it is a devotion to something that is always changing and yet is felt to be mystically the same. - Author: George Orwell
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#53. Occupying the bottom end of the inequality ladder, and becoming a 'collateral victim' of a human action or a natural disaster, interact the way the opposite poles of magnets do: they tend to gravitate towards each other. - Author: Zygmunt Bauman
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#54. I enjoy the risk of bungee-jumping. I used to pay money to do it. Now, it's the opposite. I get paid to do action. - Author: Akshay Kumar
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#55. There're lots of musicians in my family, too. My mother sings incredibly well. I've got to make a record with my mother's voice on it. She sings a lyric soprano. We do the opposite. I'm a baritone. She's a star singer in her church. She always does her solo. - Author: Grace Jones
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#56. Pausing allows you to take a beat to take a breath in your life. As everybody else is rushing around like a lunatic out there, I dare you to do the opposite. - Author: Maria Shriver
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#57. Two percent who care deeply about something are a more potent political force than the 98 percent who feel the opposite but aren't motivated enough to do anything about it. - Author: Charles Wheelan
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#58. I was stuck in a wheelchair playing this deranged villain. I felt this mass amount of rage at being so confined. I thought, 'What can I do that is the direct opposite of this situation?' The only thing I could think of was that I could sing and dance. - Author: Kenneth Branagh
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#59. Pay attention to what your body is telling you about your own wants and needs. Find the rhythms in your cycles. There is wisdom in our biology. Above all, do what feels best. Making healthy choices feels good. This is not deprivation. It is nourishment on all levels. It is the opposite of neglect. - Author: Julie Holland
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#60. Playing an old record doesn't interest me at all. It's exactly the opposite of what I want to do. - Author: Michael Gira
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#61. Raising your kids vegetarian is a great way to encourage them to do the opposite of what you want! But the goal is not to have them have the same values that I have. It's to have them act on their values. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
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#62. I have argued with him on almost every subject in the world, and we have always been on opposite sides, without affectation or animosity ... It is necessary to disagree with him as much as I do, in order to admire him as I do; and I am proud of him as a foe even more than as a friend. - Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton
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#63. I actually completely suck at being a bioethicist. What I do is history of medicine and patient advocacy. Patient advocacy is actually the opposite of bioethics, because bioethicists are the people who increasingly set up and justify the systems we patient advocates have to fight. - Author: Alice Dreger
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#64. Necessity may not be the opposite of freedom, and perhaps a man is most free when, instead of producing motives, he could only say, I am what I do. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#65. The colonel laughed, effectively halting Bingley's speech. "Uncharacteristically reclusive? Do we speak if the same man? Darcy's very character is defined by his reclusiveness! He prefers to keep his own counsel, especially when he ought to do the opposite - the bacon-brained buffoon. - Author: KaraLynne Mackrory
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#66. I do know that I've read somewhere that it's been statistically proven that in times of war, horror films are much more popular. I don't know why that is. You'd think it'd be the opposite. You'd think people would want to escape from it. - Author: Aaron Stanford
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#67. We're really spoiled on 'Mad Men.' Lots of television actors use the down season to go out and get creatively fulfilled, but I feel the opposite. Anything else I get to do is just icing. - Author: Christina Hendricks
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#68. It is particularly in contacts with people of the same sex that one stumbles over both one's own shadow and those of other people. Although we do see the shadow in a person of the opposite sex, we are usually much less annoyed by it and can more easily pardon it. - Author: C. G. Jung
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#69. Rejecting people for who and what they are will not make you a better, more 'righteous' or more 'moral' person - than the other person, or even in your own right - in fact, if that's why you're doing it, it is far more likely to do the opposite. - Author: Christina Engela
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#70. It's so much easier if you just tell yourself you're strategically heading in the opposite direction of those that wish to do you harm so that you may mock them at a later time. - Author: Brian Lynch
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#71. People see things in the opposite way that I do. There are places that spirit, soul and emotion reach. - Author: Shari Arison
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#72. Do exactly the opposite of what the sheep are doing in order to become the Shepherd. - Author: Marshall Sylver
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#73. Seek out habits that help you overcome fear or inertia. Destroy those that do the opposite. - Author: Seth Godin
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#74. I look at what the phone company does and do the opposite. - Author: Craig Newmark
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#75. 'City of God' and 'Slumdog Millionaire' are both films that I really like, but they are stylistically the opposite of what I wanted to do. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#76. If I'm walking down the riverbank, and a man is drowning, even if I don't know how to swim very well, I feel this urge that the right thing to do is to try to save that person. Evolution would tell me exactly the opposite: preserve your DNA. Who cares about the guy who's drowning? - Author: Francis Collins
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#77. The object isn't to be perfect. The goal isn't to hold back until you've created something beyond reproach. I believe the opposite is true. Our birthright is to fail and to fail often, but to fail in search of something bigger than we can imagine. To do anything else is to waste it all. - Author: Seth Godin
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#78. Boys that age will say things like that. They don't know how to express exactly how they feel, so they say and do the opposite. They hurt people that way, for no reason at all, and they hurt themselves too. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#79. News makes things black and white. Documentary filmmaking should do the opposite. - Author: Robert Greene
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#80. Here's a foolproof method for keeping America safe. Always do the exact 180-degree opposite of whatever [Jimmy] Carter says, as quickly as possible. - Author: Ann Coulter
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#81. Since I know how crazy this business is, I do the opposite of what I see other people doing. - Author: Emmanuel Lewis
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#82. See, I don't get the sense that you need to direct at all. Sometimes I get the opposite sensation from you, that you're like, "I really should go do something else." But then you are drawn back in by a particular story, like a hangnail in the brain. - Author: Edward Norton
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#83. Or, if you decide you want to sleep at my place, on opposite sides of my bedroom with a Do Not Cross line drawn down the middle, I'll do it. I won't like it, but I'll do it. - Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
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#84. what actually made Poles happy was listening to someone telling them what to do, and then doing the exact opposite. - Author: Dave Hutchinson
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#85. If ever there was an area in which to do the exact opposite of that which government and the media urge you to do, that area is the purchasing of gold. - Author: Robert Ringer
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#86. As soon as you tell me to do one thing, I do the opposite. As soon as someone tells me not to get any more tattoos, I have this intense fire burning inside me to cover myself with them. I don't care if it's self-destructive. I just have that need to rebel. - Author: Megan Fox
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#87. Grab a pen and put down some words - your name even - and a title: something to see, to revise, to carve, to do over in the opposite way - Author: Jacques Barzun
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#88. We can't try to outguess them anymore. Sometimes they do things just to make me do the opposite of what they think I think they think I want to do."
"Huh?" the three of them asked at the same time, confusion transforming their faces. - Author: James Dashner
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#89. Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing. - Author: Ben Hogan
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#90. We should not view men with a cynical eye, seeing them only as meaningless products of chance, but, on the other hand, we should not go to the opposite extreme of seeing them romantically. To do either is to fail to understand who men really are
creatures made in the image of God but fallen. - Author: Francis Schaeffer
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#91. You can't raise a child to believe the opposite of what you do. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#92. Anxiety is sort of the opposite of ego. You're so sure you'll do everything wrong you're afraid to do anything at all. It results from over-motivation- leading to errors that lead to an underestimation of one's self. Work out your anxieties on paper and read. This calms the mind. - Author: Robert M. Pirsig
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#93. [The Devil] Mephistopheles, when he comes to Faust, testifies of himself that he desires evil, yet does only good. Well, let him do as he likes, it's quite the opposite with me. I am perhaps the only man in all of nature who loves the truth and sincerely desires good. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#94. Why do I spend every moment with you thinking about why I did not go in the opposite direction when I had the chance? - Author: Isabella Carter
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#95. I think people that have fear that, 'Oh if I have a kid I won't be able to do this and I won't be able to do that.' It's kind of the opposite. It really gives you energy. It makes people better. - Author: Anthony Kiedis
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#96. Never believe what they say; they always lie. I have a saying: Whatever they say, do the opposite, and you'll never go wrong. - Author: Tom Upton
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#97. I've found that if I tell somebody 'Eat this and don't do that,' it's not only not helpful, it's counterproductive because even more than being healthy, we want to feel free and in control, and as soon as somebody tells us to do something, there's a tendency to do just the opposite. - Author: Dean Ornish
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#98. At the opposite pole from the gift is tribute - that is, a grant made out of fear and under threat. A threat is a statement of the form you do something that I want or I will do something that you do not want. - Author: Kenneth E. Boulding
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#99. On tour, I'll get up at 5 p.m. and go to bed at 8 in the morning. With fishing, it's the exact opposite. Fishing is the only healthy thing I do. Touring is such a grind; it's the opposite of healthy. - Author: Dean Ween
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#100. We know what we are supposed to do and we don't want to do it, so we do the exact opposite anyway. And, it never goes well for us when we do that. - Author: Victoria Osteen
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