Examples of Paradox
Post by nattttA paradox is a true statement or group of statements that leads to a contradiction or a situation which defies logic or intuition.
Posted on 2011-01-11 11:03:39
* This is the beginning of the end.
* Mozambique is a rich country of poor people.
* The following sentence is true.
The above sentence is a lie.
* Please ignore the notice.
* The day of hanging will be a surprise. So, it can"t happen at all.
* The man who wrote such a stupid sentence cannot write at all.
* A man drowned in the fountain of eternal life.
* Advertisement: If you are illiterate, then write to us and we will send you a free of charge instruction booklet on how to read.
* Answer truthfully (yes or no) to the following question: Will the next word you say be "no"?
* They must go to war to make peace.
* To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting. - King Stanislaw II.
* I can resist anything except temptation.
* Freedom is not doing what you want, freedom is wanting to do what you have to do…this kind of freedom is always rooted in practiced habit. - Northrop Frye.
* God exists. None of the sentences in this pair is true.
* Deep down, he"s really shallow.
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