Know any Self-defeating principles?

I believe in the principle that “anything is possible” ; despite how extremely improbably something might be, and the fact that it is a self-defeating principle. By that I mean that:
∙ If anything is possible than it is possible for something to be impossible
∙ If it is possible for something to be impossible, then it impossible for that thing to be possible
: Therefore not anything is possible, just a lot of things.

Anyone know of any other self-defeating principles?

The following statement is true.
The preceeding statement is false.

They’re called paradoxes. And the world is full of them :slight_smile:

There are no absolutes.

The hurrider I go, the behinder I get.

There once was a man who repeatedly said that nothing is true, but later, he decided he was wrong.

There’s an exception to every rule. (Same in spirit to some of these others, but stated differently.)

All generalizations are false.

What happens when an irresistable force meets an immovable object?

Not really a principle, I suppose, put a paradox nontheless.

There is no spoon…

The only rule is that there are exceptions to every rule.

*only rule with no exceptions

All things in moderation, and moderation in all things. Except moderation, which evidently we want in excess.

I don’t see how that follows. Couldn’t it be possible for something to be impossible without it actually being impossible, so that it was then possible for it to be possible?

I guess it depends on what you mean by “possible” and “impossible”.
“Life is meaningless” :

The possibility that nothing matters can be safely ignored, because if it’s true then it doesn’t matter if we assume otherwise. (This is the argument for assuming that morality is objective.) It’s not actually a logical self-contradiction, but hey.

The next post is false…

I am not fabulously wealthy.
I am not the most attractive man alive.
I do not own a BMW Z3.
I am not a rock star.
I am not a published authors.
The Miami Dolphins will not win the Super Bowl.

How many of you are there, again?

“Turn the other cheek.”

What? So you can hit me AGAIN?

Getting married to have more sex.

Um, yeah, I think so. Isn’t that the point? You know, “Blessed are the human doormats, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.”

Or did you mean that a pacifist will never win a fight? :wink: