Inconsistency Quotes

Permissiveness and inconsistency with growing children do them more harm than some physical ailments.

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

Joseph Addison

A child wants some kind of undisrupted routine or rhythm. He seems to want a predictable, orderly world. For instance, injustice, unfairness or inconsistency in the parents seems to make a child feel anxious and unsafe. This attitude may not be so mu.

Abraham Maslow

There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency.

Jonathan Swift

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.

William James

A little inconsistency. We're really young, trying to find some consistency.

Nick Adams

I am a member of a party of one, and I live in an age of fear. Nothing lately has unsettled my party and raised my fears as much as your editorial, on Thanksgiving Day, suggesting that employees should be required to state their beliefs in order to hold their jobs. The idea is inconsistent with our constitutional theory and has been stubbornly opposed by watchful men since the early days of the Republic.

E. B. White

Nothing that isn't a real crime makes a man appear so contemptible and little in the eyes of the world as inconsistency.

Joseph Addison

No well-informed person ever imputed inconsistency to another for changing his mind.

Cicero

REPENTANCE, n. The faithful attendant and follower of Punishment. It is usually manifest in a degree of reformation that is not inconsistent with continuity of sin.

Ambrose Bierce

How often in this world are the actions that we condemn the result of sentiments that we love, and opinions that we admire.

Anna Jameson

A conscience enlightened, and yet a heart erratic, make mankind a bundle of marvelous incongruities and inconsistencies.

Charles Simmons

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

Mason Cooley

Those who make a practice of comparing human actions are never so perplexed as when they try to see them as a whole and in the same light; for they commonly contradict each other so strangely that it seems impossible that they have come from the same shop.

Michel de Montaigne

Roaring Fork played tough and had a lot more heart than we did. We had too many patches [of inconsistency]. We had really good plays, but our first touches were horrendous.

Chris Woods

There would be no inconsistency. It would, however, definitely have an impact on pay plans in the future.

Frank Seanez

The man who sees consistency in things is a wit; the man who sees the inconsistency in things is a humorist.

G. K. Chesterton

Inconsistencies of opinion, arising from changes of circumstances, are often justifiable.

Daniel Webster

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

Mankind is made up of inconsistencies, and no man acts invariably up to his predominant character. The wisest man sometimes acts weakly, and the weakest sometimes wisely.

Lord Chesterfield

If we divine a discrepancy between a man's words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful; he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity, and even the good in him is hardly accepted.

Charles Horton Cooley

Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing ones mind.

W. Somerset Maugham

Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent.

Horace Smith

When indignation takes possession of his mind - and it is easily excited - his disposition becomes malevolent. He hates with the bitterest contempt. But as soon as he has indulged those feelings, he regains the humanity which he had lost - from the immediate impulse of provocation - and repents deeply. So that his mind is continually making the most sudden transitions - from good to evil, from evil to good. A state of such perpetual tumult must be attended with the misery of restless inconsistency. He laments his want of tranquillity and speaks of the power of application to composing studies, as a blessing placed beyond his attainment, which he regrets.

Annabella Milbanke

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Updated On : May 17, 2011
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