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There is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself. - Herman Melville

The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colours contrast; but there are also colours contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it. - Voltaire

I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the 'lower animals' (so called) and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me. - Mark Twain

Pity: A failing sense of exemption, inspired by contrast. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce

Do you think when two representatives holding diametrically opposing views get together and shake hands, the contradictions between our systems will simply melt away? What kind of a daydream is that? - Nikita Khrushchev

But I do not admit the comparison between your slaves and even the lowest class of European free labourers, for the former are allowed the exercise of no faculties but those which they enjoy in common with the brutes that perish. - Frances Anne 'Fanny' Kemble

It's from their having stood contrasted that good and bad so long have lasted. - Robert Frost

A race preserves its vigour so long as it harbours a real contrast between what has been and what may be; and so long as it is nerved by the vigour to adventure beyond the safeties of the past. Without adventure civilization is in full decay. - Alfred North Whitehead