Consistency is the hallmark of the unimaginative.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
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Adventure in life is good; consistency in coffee even better.
as soon as we renounce fiction and illusion, we lose reality itself; the moment we subtract fictions from reality, reality itself loses its discursive-logical consistency.
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Fiction that adds up, that suggests a "logical consistency," or an explanation of some kind, is surely second-rate fiction; for the truth of life is its mystery.
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We must look for consistency. Where there is a want of it we must suspect deception.
Such is the inconsistency of real love, that it is always awake to suspicion, however unreasonable; always requiring new assurances from the object of its interest.
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History as well as life itself is complicated -- neither life nor history is an enterprise for those who seek simplicity and consistency.
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Thinking is like exercise, it requires consistency and rigor. Like barbells in a weightlifting room, the classics force us to either put them down or exert our minds. They require us to think.
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...neither life nor history is an enterprise for those who seek simplicity and consistency.
Bless the ladies and their charming inconsistency! They demand to be treated like men, but they react like women.
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