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
A skeptic is one who is willing to question any claim to truth, asking
for clarity in definition, consistency in logic, and adequacy of
As far as consistency of thought goes, I prefer inconsistency.
Consistency is a paste jewel that only cheap men cherish.
-William Allen White
Consistency is a virtue for trains: what we want from a philosopher is
insights, whether he comes by them consistently or not.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely
consistent people are dead.
Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative.
Consistency is the most overrated of all human virtues... I'm someone
who changes his mind all the time.
Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.
Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without it we
can't practice any other virtue with consistency. You can practice any
virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists since
we cannot prove the consistency.
In principle and in practice, in a right track and in a wrong one, the
rarest of all human qualities is consistency.
Libertarians sometimes prove that a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin
of little minds, and that there is a difference between logic and wisdom.
To doubt one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
Don't defend past actions; what is right today may be wrong tomorrow.
Don't be consistent; consistency is the refuge of fools.
To maintain naming consistency, FLAs (four letter acronyms) will
hereinafter be referred to as ETLAs (extended three letter acronyms).
(Digital Equipment Corporation memo.)
We are not interested in the fact that the brain has the consistency of