Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
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.
Permissiveness and inconsistency with growing children do them more harm than some physical ailments.
There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency.
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.
One cannot live without inconsistency.
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.
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.
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 for us
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.
No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more;Men were deceivers ever;One foot in sea, and one on shore;To one thing constant never.
You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws-a thing which can never be demonstrated.
Between two groups of people who want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds, I see no remedy but force.
Nothing that isn't a real crime makes a man appear so contemptible and little in the eyes of the world as inconsistency.
No well-informed person ever imputed inconsistency to another for changing his mind.
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.
How often in this world are the actions that we condemn the result of sentiments that we love, and opinions that we admire.
A conscience enlightened, and yet a heart erratic, make mankind a bundle of marvelous incongruities and inconsistencies.
Inconsistency has been overpraised by people who do not expect to suffer from it.
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