Opposites are contradictory views expressed related to a word or an action. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction is the law. As any coin has two sides there are two opposing views to any matter. Having opposites is healthy because only when there is a contradiction there is scope for further improvement and thereby, development. So, in order to flourish there should be opposites. Schumacher says “any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction”. A person who gives an opposite view should be encouraged and must not be suppressed. Opposites need not necessarily mean contradictions as they can also be the other end, such as opposite of life is death, north pole for south pole, east to west and so on. Here is a collection of quotes on opposites which are thought provoking.