39 Quotes About Inconsistency

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Achieving our goals requires a level of competence and consistency. These quotes about inconsistency highlight the efforts we make over a period of time that can lead to success.

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

“Absolute atheism starts in an act of faith in reverse gear and is a full-blown religious commitment.”

“Among the many inconsistencies which folly produces or infirmity suffers in the human mind, there has often been observed a manifest and striking contrariety between the life of an author and his writings…”

“As far as consistency of thought goes, I prefer inconsistency.”

“Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next.”

“Every character is in some respects uniform, and in others inconsistent; and it is only by the study both of the uniformity and inconsistency, and a comparison of them with each other, that the knowledge of man is acquired.”

“Every joke can’t be dazzling. And if you think you spotted an inconsistency, you did!”

“Everybody have equal rights to a life of full flourishing. Philosophy slowly, slowly has given us arguments saying, look, you already committed to your own life flourishing, and you’re being inconsistent if you don’t expand it.”

“Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it, genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.”

“Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.”

“He, who, in view of its inconsistencies, says of human nature the same that, in view of its contrasts, is said of the divine nature, that it is past finding out, thereby evinces a better appreciation of it than he who, by always representing it in a clear light, leaves it to be inferred that he clearly knows all about it.”

“If there is one word that makes creative people different from others, it is the word complexity. Instead of being an individual, they are a multitude. Like the color white that includes all colors, they tend to bring together the entire range of human possibilities within themselves. ”

“If they say I am inconsistent let them say it, for it is true, because inconsistency is a part of living.”

“I’m as proud of my inconsistencies as I am my consistencies.”

“In a branch of medicine rife with paradoxes, contradictions, inconsistencies, and illogic, episiotomy crowns them all. The major argument for episiotomy is that it protects the perineum from injury, a protection accomplished by slicing through perineal skin, connective, tissue, and muscle.”

“Inconsistency has been overpraised by people who do not expect to suffer from it.”

“Inconsistency on the part of pastors and the faithful between what they say and what they do, between word and manner of life, is undermining the Church’s credibility.”

“Man prays for mercy, but is unwilling to extend it to others. Why then should man expect mercy from God? It is unfair to expect something that you are not willing to give.”

“More than this, even in those white men who professed religion we found much inconsistency of conduct. They spoke much of spiritual things, while seeking only the material.”

“Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.”

“My impression was and is that many programming languages and tools represent solutions looking for problems, and I was determined that my work should not fall into that category. ”

“No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.”

“No sensible man ever imputes inconsistency to another for changing his minds.”

“Nothing that is not a real crime makes a man appear so contemptible and little in the eyes of the world as inconsistency, especially when it regards religion or party. ”

“One cannot live without inconsistency.”

“Our ideas must agree with realities, be such realities concrete or abstract, be they facts or be they principles, under penalty of endless inconsistency and frustration.”

“Our ideas must agree with realities, be such realities concrete or abstract.”

“Such is the inconsistency of real love, that it is always awake to suspicion, however unreasonable; always requiring new assurances from the object of its interest.”

“The agnostic has a very curious notion of religion. He is convinced that a man who says ‘I believe in God’ should at once become perfect; if this does not happen, then the believer must be a fraud and a hypocrite.”

“The signature of mediocrity is chronic inconsistency.”

“The signature of mediocrity is not an unwillingness to change. The signature of mediocrity is inconsistency.”

“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”

“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.”

“There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency.”

“We despise all reverences and all objects of reverence which are outside the pale of our list of sacred things. And yet, with strange inconsistency, we are shocked when other people despise and defile the things which are holy to us.”

“Weak logic, inconsistencies and alienation from the people are common features of authoritarianism.”

“When a human being kills an animal for food, he is neglecting his own hunger for justice.”

“With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall.”

“Woman is a most charming creature, who changes her heart as easily as she does her gloves.”

When it comes to parenting, consistency is key.