|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| For thence,a paradox|
Which comforts while it mocks,
Shall life succeed in that it seems to fail:
What I aspired to be,
And was not, comforts me:
A brute I might have been, but would not sink i the scale.
Robert BrowningRabbi-Ben-Ezra. St. 7.
| Then there is that glorious Epicurean paradox, uttered by my friend, the Historian, in one of his flashing moments: Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.|
HolmesThe Autocrat of the Breakfast Table. VI.
|These are old fond paradoxes to make fools laugh i the alehouse.|
Othello. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 139.
|You undergo too strict a paradox,|
Striving to make an ugly deed look fair.
Timon of Athens. Act III. Sc. 5. L. 24.
| The mind begins to boggle at unnatural substances as things paradoxical and incomprehensible.|