Quotes of Consistency

“ Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead. ”

- Aldous Huxley

“ A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day… ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago. ”

- Bernard Berenson

“ Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Consistency is a virtue for trains: what we want from a philosopher is insights, whether he comes by them consistently or not. ”

- Stephen Vizinczey

“ Consistency is the foundation of virtue. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties. ”

- Charlotte Bronte

“ The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ There are those who would misteach us that to stick in a rut is consistency, and a virtue, and that to climb out of the rut is inconsistency, and a vice. ”

- Mark Twain

“ What, then, is the true Gospel of consistency? Change. Who is the really consistent man? The man who changes. Since change is the law of his being, he cannot be consistent if he sticks in a rut. ”

- Mark Twain

“ If we can play like that every week we'll get some level of consistency. ”

- Alex Ferguson

“ Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion. ”

- Elwyn Brooks White

“ Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy. ”

- Phyllis McGinley

“ Ease and speed in doing a thing do not give the work lasting solidity or exactness of beauty. ”

- Plutarch

“ We need to be able to go to school and feel safe and accepted for who we are. ”

- Paul Scott

“ I have no idea what White House statement was was issued, but I stand by it 100 percent. ”

- Richard Darman

“ Chelsea's consistency is beyond us. We want to be the nearest team to them, just in case they have a Devon Loch moment and collapse. ”

- Alex Ferguson

“ Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent. ”

- Horatio Smith

“ Look to make your course regular, that men may know beforehand what they may expect. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ Who ever has no fixed opinions has no constant feelings. ”

- Joseph Joubert

“ Constants aren't. ”

- John Peers

“ Let your character be kept up the very end, just as it began, and so be consistent. ”

- Horace

“ My goal in sailing isn't to be brilliant or flashy in individual races, just to be consistent over the long run. ”

- Dennis Conner

“ No well-informed person ever imputed inconsistency to another for changing his mind. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ The only completely consistent people are the dead. ”

- Aldous Huxley

“ You accuse a woman of wavering affections, but don't blame her; she is just looking for a consistent man. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do… Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon balls, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradicts everything you said today. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ I would feel much better if we would have some consistency going in from the other spring tournaments, but it just hasn't been there. It kind of makes you wonder if it's all going to fall together or not at the right time. ”

- Ben Johnson

“ One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. ”

- Maya Angelou

“ A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. ”

- R.W. Emerson
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