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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Consistency
 
  The foible of weak minds.
Emerson.    
  1
  Without consistency there is no moral strength.
Owen.    
  2
  Consistency is the bugbear that frightens little minds.
Emerson.    
  3
  With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall.
Emerson.    
  4
  To be rational is so glorious a thing that two-legged creatures generally content themselves with the title.
Locke.    
  5
  A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
Emerson.    
  6
  As flowers always wear their own colors and give forth their own fragrance every day alike, so should Christians maintain their character at all times and under all circumstances.
Beecher.    
  7
  We feel something like respect for consistency even in error. We lament the virtue that is debauched into a vice; but the vice that affects a virtue becomes the more detestable.
Thomas Paine.    
  8
        Tush! tush! my lassie, such thoughts resigne,
Comparisons are cruele:
Fine pictures suit in frames as fine,
Consistencie’s a jewell.
Jolly Robyn-Roughhead.    
  9
        Gineral C. is a dreffle smart man:
  He’s been on all sides that give places or pelf;
But consistency still wuz a part of his plan;
He’s been true to one party, and that is, himself;—
    So John P.
    Robinson, he
Sez he shall vote for Gineral C.
Lowell.    
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