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Consistency Quotes


These are some of the best 'Consistency' quotations and sayings.

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 tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you said today.

Conservatism is the maintenance of conventions already in force.

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

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

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.

Either take Christ into your lives, or cast him out of your lips. - Either be what thou seemest, or else be what thou art.

He who prays as he ought, will endeavor to live as he prays.

Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent.

Like all weak men, he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.

Nothing that is not a real crime makes a man appear so contemptible and little in the eyes of the world as inconstancy, especially when it regards religion or party. In either of these cases, though a man perhaps does but his duty in changing his side, he not only makes himself hated by those he left, but is seldom heartily esteemed by those he comes over to.

The only man who can change his mind is the man who's got one.

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.

Those who honestly mean to be true contradict themselves more rarely than those who try to be consistent.

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.

Without consistency there is no moral strength.