Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
In former days, when there were Whigs instead of Liberals, it was almost a rule of political life that all leading Whigs sould be uncles, brothers-in-law, or cousins to each other. This was pleasant and gave great consistency to the party; but the system has now gone out of vogue.
Inconsistencies cannot both be right; but, imputed to man, they may both be true
The majority of the stupid is invincible and guaranteed for all time. The terror of their tyranny, however, is alleviated by their lack of consistency.
Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.
Consistency is a virtue for trains: what we want from a philosopher is insights, whether he comes by them consistently or not.
Consistency is the enemy of enterprise, just as symmetry is the enemy of art.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
Look to make your course regular, that men may know beforehand what they may expect.
A consistent man believes in destiny, a capricious man in chance.
The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
Let your character be kept up the very end, just as it began, and so be consistent.
Who ever has no fixed opinions has no constant feelings.
The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties.
My goal in sailing isn't to be brilliant or flashy in individual races, just to be consistent over the long run.
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 stick in a rut.
No well-informed person ever imputed inconsistency to another for changing his mind.
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