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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.

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The quotes:

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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