He discovered the hydrostatic paradox that the downward pressure of a liquid is independent of the shape of the vessel, and depends only on its height and base.
He was endowed with a strong sense of humour and a love of paradox carried to an extreme.
Aristotle had fallen into the paradox of resolving a mental act into verbal elements.
Herein lies the paradox which is also the deepest truth of our spiritual life.
Paradox, however, soon becomes stale, and fallacy wearisome.
To see the absurdity of the second paradox of relativity is easier than to refute it.
The remedy for the paradox is to recognize that the foundation for our belief in the existence of objects is the force which they exercise upon us and the resistance which they offer to our will.
But for a tendency to paradox, his intellectual powers were of the highest order, and as a master of nervous idiomatic English he is second to Cobbett alone.
"It may seem a paradox," he wrote, "but it is true that the only way for protecting our subjects is to help them to cease to be our subjects."
The paradox of individual freedom in an era of individual helplessness is a complicated issue.
They did not even try to solve the reunion paradox.