(1883 quotes found)
“Consistency is a virtue for trains: what we want from a philosopher is insights, whether he comes by them consistently or not.”
“Herein indeed consists the excellence of the English government, that all parts of it form a mutual check upon each other.”
“Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative”
“The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato”
Alfred North Whitehead
“The world consists almost exclusively of people who are one sort and who behave like another sort”
“Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood”
“Don't be 'consistent,' but be simply true.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
“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
““If you do what you do well enough, long enough, consistently enough and fast enough, you will win the race.””
“Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.”
John Kenneth Galbraith
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