Quotes of the Day for 13 January 2001 – Consistency
I'm never quite sure whether Consistency is a virtue or a vice. Whichever it is, it seems that I'm consistent only when I shouldn't be. But I do have quotes on the subject, and here are a few of them.
Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.
- Bernard Berenson
Absurdity: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's Own opinion.
- Ambrose Bierce
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.
- Aldous Huxley
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