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Consistency Quotes

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A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Wisdom

I am committed to truth, not consistency.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
- Oscar Wilde

 

The lawyer's truth is not Truth,
but consistency or a consistent expediency.
- Henry David Thoreau

I like consistency.
If you've had a childhood like mine,
you want some things you can rely on to stay the same.
- Norman Wisdom

I believe consistency and orthogonality are tools of design,
not the primary goal in design.
- Yukihiro Matsumoto

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Part of courage is simple consistency.
- Peggy Noonan

Consistency is found in that work whose whole and detail
are suitable to the occasion.
It arises from circumstance, custom,
and nature.
- Marcus V. Pollio

In any team sport, the best teams have consistency and chemistry.
- Roger Staubach

But change must always be balanced with some degree of consistency.
- Ron D. Burton

Consistency is the paste jewel that only cheap men cherish.
- William Allen White

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

Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties.
- Charlotte Bronte

Consistency is very important when you're making films.
- Ian McDiarmid

If we can play like that every week we'll get some level of consistency.
- Alex Ferguson

But I have the satisfaction, at the same time,
to reflect that the impression to be made depends upon
the consistency of the charge and the motives of the prosecutors.
- Robert Walpole

As you say, the way string theory requires all these
extra dimensions and this comes from certain consistency
requirements about how string should behave and so on.
- Roger Penrose

I am persuaded that the world has been tricked into adopting
some false and most pernicious notions about consistency -
and to such a degree that the average man has
turned the rights and wrongs of things entirely around
and is proud to be "consistent," unchanging, immovable, fossilized,
where it should be his humiliation.
- Mark Twain

Everything you need to get that relaxed driving that
brings consistency only comes with practice.
- John Surtees

Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.
- Bernard Berenson

Most players in this league say they want consistency.
- Isiah Thomas

I have worked hard to improve my consistency in my driving,
irons, short game, and putting.
- Natalie Gulbis

I have no consistency, except in politics;
and that probably arises from my indifference to the subject altogether.
- Lord Byron

My work is based on the assumption that clarity and
consistency in our moral thinking is likely,
in the long run, to lead us to hold better views on ethical issues.
- Peter Singer

We are not interested in the fact that the brain has
the consistency of cold porridge.
- Alan Turing

The same things we've done the past couple of seasons.
We've worked on the engine and clutch.
We'll try and pick up the performance and consistency
of the car and go back out there.
- Larry Dixon

There's a consistency in my work that pops up independent
of the limitations of the technology.
- Douglas Trumbull

Anger may be kindled in the noblest breasts:
but in these slow droppings of an unforgiving temper
never takes the shape of consistency of enduring hatred.
- M. Kathleen Casey

Partly because his life ended before the age of 50,
Hamilton was defined by the other founding fathers,
and he managed, with amazing consistency,
to alienate most of them.
- Ron Chernow

Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life.
The only completely consistent people are dead.
- Aldous Huxley

Pressed caviar has the consistency of chilled tar.
- William E. Geist

We want a system that will improve consistency and
steadiness in the quality of government.
- Ferdinand Mount

Early in my career, I struggled with consistency,
but I couldn't get more consistent than this year.
- Roger Federer

First of all when you're a mommy like you like the
consistency of being on a show like that's just peace of mind,
I know I have financial, you know stability.
- Nia Long

Good acting is consistency of performance.
- Jim Dale

Our children are counting on us to provide two things:
consistency and structure.
Children need parents who say what they mean,
mean what they say, and do what they say they are going to do.
- Barbara Coloroso

I needed some stability, which is why I chose not to
change from HRC for this season,
which was an option that we had.
Apart from being the best team in the world,
I also needed some consistency.
- Sete Gibernau

When I speak of "cycles," I am referring to lengthy
intervals of relative homogeneity,
if not in the resolving of problems,
than at least with respect to the consistency of their
capacity to productively irritate.
- Brian Ferneyhough

Into this pour the purified juice: and put it into
a pan of water come almost to a boil and continue nearly
in the state of boiling until the juice is found to
be the consistency of a thick syrup when cold.
It is then when cold, to be corked up in a bottle for use.
- James Lind

The principle that certain sins should not receive
the Church's testimony of forgiveness was probably no novelty at all,
but had been applied in various churches;
perhaps,
however, with no strict consistency.
- Robert Rainy

My own image of my work is that I no sooner settle
into something than a break occurs.
These breaks are always painful and depressing but
despite them I see that there's a consistency that holds out,
but is hard to define.
- Lee Krasner

For the novice runner, I'd say to give yourself at
least 2 months of consistently running several times
a week at a conversational pace before deciding whether
you want to stick with it.
Consistency is the most important aspect of training at this point.
- Frank Shorter

Because interrogations are intended to coerce confessions,
interrogators feel themselves justified in using their coercive means.
Consistency regarding the technique is not important;
inducing anxiety and fear is the point.
- Aldrich Ames

If I'm interrupted, it's just a minor inconvenience,
but not a disaster, because it's easy to get back where I was:
that is,
the paint has not changed consistency;
the light has not moved.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

Not that there weren't great shows, and not that there
wasn't plenty of fine music played.
It's just that the consistency and the height of where we could take it,
with the help of the audience, was less,
I felt, in the '90s.
- Phil Lesh

The heartbeat of a football team is the quarterback
position and I think everyone who has any intelligence
about the game understands you must have consistency
at that position to be a championship team.
- Ron Jaworski

If you look at the themes that he struck from the minute
he started running for president through today,
there is a very high level of consistency,
and there is a sense that he is who he is.
Obama's governing is completely consistent with the
way he campaigned and the themes on which he campaigned,
the issues he highlighted, the vision he shared.
- David Axelrod

My singing wasn't horrible, but my dancing really made it look silly.
It's not like I'm a horrible singer that can't sing.
But I don't have the consistency or the presentation
skills that a good performer has.
- William Hung

One isn't necessarily born with courage,
but one is born with potential.
Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.
We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous,
or honest.
- Maya Angelou

In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency,
not to worry about the numbers.
If you dwell on statistics you get shortsighted,
if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end.
- Tom Seaver

A widespread belief is more often likely
to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

When the water starts boiling
it is foolish to turn off the heat.
- Nelson Mandela

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

If you want to improve,
be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
- Epictetus

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

You will do foolish things,
but do them with enthusiasm.
- Colette

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
- Albert Einstein

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures,
but the foolish to be a slave to them.
- Epictetus

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more
absurd than to increase our provisions for the road
the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered
have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
- George S. Patton

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and
disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
- Ambrose Bierce

Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the
most monstrous and foolish,
the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.
- Charles Baudelaire

He lives to build, not boast, a generous race;
No tenth transmitter of a foolish face.
- Richard Savage

I think if you run away from who you are,
that you're a Democrat and you're proud to be a Democrat,
it's foolish.
And the reason it's foolish is you've got a lot to be proud of.
- Tim Kaine

I have my good days and my bad days,
but I don't have as much energy as I used to back when
I was young and foolish and didn't count the cost -
and it takes a lot -
to write.
- Anne McCaffrey

I'm not denyin' the women are foolish.
God Almighty made 'em to match the men.
- George Eliot

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld


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