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Thoughts on Consistency

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A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Wisdom

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

I am committed to truth, not consistency.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
- Oscar Wilde

 

I am persuaded that the world has been tricked into adopting
some false and most pernicious notions about consistency -
and to such a degree that the average man has
turned the rights and wrongs of things entirely around
and is proud to be "consistent," unchanging, immovable, fossilized,
where it should be his humiliation.
- Mark Twain

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
- Albert Einstein

A widespread belief is more often likely
to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell

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If you want to improve,
be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
- Epictetus

When the water starts boiling
it is foolish to turn off the heat.
- Nelson Mandela

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

You will do foolish things,
but do them with enthusiasm.
- Colette

To be idle is a short road to death
and to be diligent is a way of life;
foolish people are idle,
wise people are diligent.
- The Buddha

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Grace isn't just a little prayer
you say before receiving a meal.
It's a way to live.
- Jackie Windspear

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Before the throne of the Almighty,
man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions.
For God alone reads our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The challenge before us is to savor the unknown
and delight in the taste of possibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
- Michael Jordan

Doubt is the vestibule which we all must pass through
before we can enter the temple of truth.
- Osho

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When angry, count to ten before you speak.
If very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
- Vince Lombardi

If you have no confidence in self,
you are twice defeated in the race of life.
With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Before you criticize a man,
walk a mile in his shoes.
- Anonymous

Who were you before you put yourself last.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams

It is darkest just before the dawn.
- Proverb

The golden age is before us, not behind us.
- William Shakespeare

Follow your bliss and doors will open
where there were no doors before.
- Joseph Campbell

From far beyond this life,
I hear the call.
From place beyond all place,
I feel the call.
From time before all time,
I know the call.
From one before all ones,
I am the call.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look twice before you leap.
- Charlotte Bronte

Each day, I am healthier, younger,
stronger, more comfortable,
and more joyful than the day before.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
- Ethel Barrymore

My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you
before you can move on.
- the movie Forrest Gump

True friendship is a plant of slow growth,
and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity
before it is entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington

I do not fear death.
I had been dead for billions and billions
of years before I was born,
and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
- Mark Twain

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns
to be amused rather than shocked.
- Pearl S. Buck

We must be our own before we can be another's.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

Before moving on, you have to clear away your cherished beliefs.
- Dick Raymond

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Service which is rendered without joy
helps neither the servant nor the served.
But all other pleasures and possessions
pale into nothingness before service
which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness
of the woods before sunrise.
- George Washington Carver

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone
what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Self-honor (self-respect) is in no way selfish.
Before I can give to others,
I must have something to give.
Only by first creating
my own self-esteem and happiness,
do I possess the resources to
contribute anything meaningful to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

A friend is one before whom I can think aloud.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Praying is important when you wake up
at two o'clock in the morning
feeling sick from eating something dumb the day before.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts


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