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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Inconsistency
 
  Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the great weakness of human nature.
Addison.    
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  Woman is a most charming creature, who changes her heart as easily as she does her gloves.
Balzac.    
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  Only imagine a man acting for one single day on the supposition that all his neighbors believe all that they profess, and act up to all that they believe!
Macaulay.    
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  Men talk as if they believed in God, but they live as if they thought there was none; their vows and promises are no more than words, of course.
L’Estrange.    
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  There are some who affect a want of affectation, and flatter themselves that they are above flattery; they are proud of being thought extremely humble, and would go round the world to punish those who thought them capable of revenge; they are so satisfied of the suavity of their own temper that they would quarrel with their dearest benefactor only for doubting it.
Colton.    
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  I have known several persons of great fame for wisdom in public affairs and councils governed by foolish servants. I have known great ministers, distinguished for wit and learning, who preferred none but dunces. I have known men of valor cowards to their wives. I have known men of cunning perpetually cheated. I knew three ministers who would exactly compute and settle the accounts of a kingdom, wholly ignorant of their own economy.
Horace Walpole.    
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