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1. "As contraries are known by contraries, so is the delights of presence best known by the torments of absence."
Author: Alcibiades
2. "Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one's being, but by integration of the contraries."
Author: C.G. Jung
3. "Thus we never see the true state of our condition till it is illustrated to us by its contraries, nor know how to value what we enjoy, but by the want of it."
Author: Daniel Defoe
4. "Everything lives by movement, everything is maintained by equilibrium, and harmony results from the analogy of contraries; this law is the form of forms."
Author: Éliphas Lévi
5. "By proving contraries, truth is made manifest."
Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
6. "Jo's face was a study next day, for the secret rather weighed upon her, and she found it hard not to look mysterious and important. Meg observed it, but did not troubled herself to make inquiries, for she had learned that the best way to manage Jo was by the law of contraries, so she felt sure of being told everything if she did not ask."
Author: Louisa May Alcott
7. "…on some occasions, women, like dreams, go by contraries."
Author: Louisa May Alcott
8. "It was lunar symbolism that enabled man to relate and connect such heterogeneous things as: birth, becoming, death, and ressurection; the waters, plants, woman, fecundity, and immortality; the cosmic darkness, prenatal existence, and life after death, followed by the rebirth of the lunar type ("light coming out of darkness"); weaving, the symbol of the "thread of life," fate, temporality, and death; and yet others. In general most of the ideas of cycle, dualism, polarity, opposition, conflict, but also of reconciliation of contraries, of coincidentia oppositorum, were either discovered or clarified by virtue of lunar symbolism. We may even speak of a metaphysics of the moon, in the sense of a consistent system of "truths" relating to the mode of being peculiar to living creatures, to everything in the cosmos that shares in life, that is, in becoming, growth and waning, death and ressurrection."
Author: Mircea Eliade
9. "Do we ever get what we really want? Do we ever achieve what our powers have ostensibly equipped us for? No: everything works by contraries."
Author: Nikolai Gogol
10. "Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence."
Author: William Blake

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