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Motivational Consistency Quotes

May these quotes about Consistency inspire and motivate you.

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


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The lawyer's truth is not Truth,
but consistency or a consistent expediency.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
- George S. Patton

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures,
but the foolish to be a slave to them.
- Epictetus

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

Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed.
But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops.
Uh, depending on the breaks.
- the movie Dr. Strangelove

Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind,
going and coming like ourselves,
traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day,
and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
- John Muir

People make a big fuss over you when you're President.
But I'm very serious about doing everything I can
to make sure that it doesn't go to my head.
- Jimmy Carter

You know, everybody makes mistakes when they are president.
- William J. Clinton

Any man who wants to be president
is either an egomaniac or crazy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

In my country we go to prison first, and then become President.
- Nelson Mandela

I look forward to these confrontations with the press
to kind of balance up the nice and pleasant things
that come to me as president.
- Jimmy Carter

We must make it clear that a platform
of "I hate gay men and women'
is not a way to become president of the United States.
- Jimmy Carter

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president,
but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
- John F. Kennedy

I am not the Catholic candidate for President.
I am the Democratic Party's candidate for President,
who happens also to be a Catholic.
- John F. Kennedy

Oh, that lovely title, ex-president.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill
a president of the United States, he can do it.
All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president's.
- John F. Kennedy

Well, when you come down to it,
I don't see that a reporter could do much to a president, do you?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Campaign behavior for wives:
Always be on time.
Do as little talking as humanly possible.
Lean back in the parade car
so everybody can see the president.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I think this is the most extraordinary
collection of talent, of human knowledge,
that has ever been gathered at the White House -
with the possible exception of
when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
- John F. Kennedy

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation,
whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion,
and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose
to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose -
and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
- Abraham Lincoln

Some years ago I became president of Columbia University
and learned within 24 hours to be ready
to speak at the drop of a hat,
and I learned something more, the trustees were expected
to be ready to speak at the passing of the hat.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand;
they listen with the intent to reply.
- Stephen R. Covey

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are three classes of people:
those who see,
those who see when they are shown,
those who do not see.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead


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