Strindberg Project

Famous Oxymorons

By Ole Skejnsmyren

If you don't risk anything, you risk even more. / Erica Jong

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. / Mark Twain

I never eat before breakfast. / W.C. Fields

Be realistic: Go for the impossible! / Paulo Coelho

I am a deeply superficial person. / Andy Warhol

I can resist everything but temptation. / Mark Twain

It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple. / Rabindranath Tagore

It's a step forward although there was no progress. / President Hosni Mubarak

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. / Søren Kierkegaard

Simplicity is not a simple thing. / Charles Chaplin

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules. / George Bernard Shaw

There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad. / Salvador Dali

We must believe in free will. We have no choice. / Isaac B. Singer

We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it. / Dwight D. Eisenhower

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. / Winston Churchill

The only new thing in this world, is the history you did not know. / Harry Truman

Emptiness is filling me... / Metallica

He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. / Winston Churchill

I always advise people never to give advice. / P. G. Wodehouse

I must be cruel only to be kind. / William Shakespeare

If you don't love, you can't live; If you don't live, you can't love. / Jason Benson

In love you always win, even if you lose. / Paulo Coelho

Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad. / Victor Hugo

My friends, there are no friends. / Coco Chanel

'No comment' is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again. / Winston Churchill

So Close No Matter How Far... / Metallica

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. / Mahatma Ghandi

You talk in circles when I need a straight line. /  Celine Dion

The first shall be last... and the last, first. / the Bible

The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep. / W.C. Fields

I only know one thing: That I know nothing. / Socrates

If you haven't made any mistakes recently, you must be doing something wrong. / Paulo Coelho

To lead the people, walk behind them. / Lao-Tzu

Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history. / George Bernard Shaw

You non-conformists are all the same. / Muse (UK rock band)
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