I would like to start a report by juxtaposing two contrasting quotations opposite each other: one left justified on the top-left part of the page, the other right-justified on the top-right part, both starting on the same vertical position, i.e. directly opposite one other.

I'm having terrible difficulty getting this to work, and I haven't been able to find a way to do it with e.g. the epigraph package.

Can anyone think of a way to achieve this?

Thank you very much in advance.

  • Can you add a minimal example of what you've tried?
    – Alan Munn
    Oct 15, 2016 at 20:09
  • No, I never managed to even get close. But the solution using parbox, suggested by gernot, works perfectly.
    – James
    Oct 15, 2016 at 21:33

1 Answer 1


You can achieve this effect with ordinary \parboxes, their [t] option and the commands \raggedleft and \raggedright, like this.

   The sentence to the right is true.%
   The sentence to the left is false.%


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If you need it more than once, hide it in a new command (adapt 2cm and 3cm suitably).

  {The sentence to the right is true}%
  {The sentence to the left is false.}

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