"No concept man forms is valid unless he integrates it without contradiction into the total sum of his knowledge. To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality."
It really is so true. I had a co-worker at a previous job who said that ALL the time to the bosses, but they just weren't ready to hear it.
The company ended up splitting up (folding basically) as all the 'strong' links left to places where they could REALLY work as a team in a supportive environment, and the one remaining 'principle' runs a shell of what the company formerly was with maybe one employee.
A couple more that I thought of when I read your post Mosaic...
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”
and also by Smedes:
“When we forgive evil we do not excuse it, we do not tolerate it, we do not smother it. We look the evil full in the face, call it what it is, let its horror shock and stun and enrage us, and only then do we forgive it.”
Another thread that is really turning out to be great!
We can all learn from our own contradictions...Its one of the best self-evaluation tools we have. It makes us question where we get information from in the first place and see whether it is actually true or just information that is being recycled without questioning!