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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Fickleness
 
  To be longing for this thing to-day, and for that thing to-morrow; to change likings for loathings, and to stand wishing and hankering at a venture,—how is it possible for any man to be at rest in this fluctuant wandering humour and opinion?
Roger L’Estrange.    
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  It carries too great an imputation of ignorance, lightness, or folly, for men to quit and renounce their former tenets presently upon the offer of an argument which they cannot immediately answer.
John Locke.    
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  When a point hath been well examined, and our own judgment settled, after a large survey of the merits of the cause, it would be a weakness to continue fluttering.
Dr. Isaac Watts.    
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