QUESTION: What is Paradox?
ANSWER: A paradox is a statement, though it appears self contradictory, contains the basis of truth that reconciles the seeming opposites.
Examples:  Great wits sometimes may gloriously offend,
And rise to faults true critics dare not mend.
[Pope: An Essay On Criticism]
 One short sleep, we wake eternally
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.
 The child is the father of man.