Here are 26 consistency quotes.
A consistent man believes in destiny, a capricious man in chance. -Benjamin Disraeli
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead. -Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
Consistency is the foundation of virtue. -Francis Bacon
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. -Oscar Wilde
Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago. -Bernard Berenson
Constancy is the complement of all other human virtues. -Giuseppe Mazzini
Constants aren’t. -John Peers
I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows. -Drew Barrymore
Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent. -Horatio Smith
Let your character be kept up the very end, just as it began, and so be consistent. -Horace (BC 65-8)
Look to make your course regular, that men may know beforehand what they may expect. -Francis Bacon
No well-informed person has declared a change of opinion to be inconstancy. -Cicero
The constancy of the wise is only the talent of concealing the agitation of their hearts. -Francois de la Rochefoucauld
The secret to success is constancy to purpose. -Benjamin Disraeli
The world’s a scene of changes, and to be constant, in nature, is inconstancy. -Abraham Cowley (1618-1667)
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 (1835-1910)
There must be consistency in direction. -W. Edwards Deming
Too much consistency is as bad for the mind as for the body. -Aldous Huxley
We cannot remain consistent with the world save by growing inconsistent with our past selves. -Havelock Ellis (1859-1939)
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 (1835-1910)
Whoever has no fixed opinions has no constant feelings. -Joseph Joubert
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 (1803-1882)
Without consistency there is no moral strength. -Owen
You accuse a woman of wavering affections, but don’t blame her; she is just looking for a consistent man. -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)
Notice how there’s two directions these consistency quotes go in?
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