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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Consistency
 
          Of right and wrong he taught
Truths as refin’d as ever Athens heard;
And (strange to tell) he practis’d what he preach’d.
        John Armstrong—Art of Preserving Health. Bk. IV. L. 302.
  1
Tush! Tush! my lassie, such thoughts resigne,
Comparisons are cruele:
Fine pictures suit in frames as fine,
Consistencies a jewell.
For thee and me coarse cloathes are best,
Rude folks in homelye raiment drest,
Wife Joan and goodman Robin.
        Jolly Robyn-Roughhead. (Fake ballad. Appeared in American Newspaper, 1867.)
  2
  Nemo doctus unquam mutationem consilii inconstantiam dixit esse.
  No well-informed person has declared a change of opinion to be inconstancy.
        Cicero—Ep. ad Atticum. Bk. XVI. 8.
  3
  A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
        Emerson—Essays. Self-Reliance.
  4
  With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.  *  *  *  Speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon balls, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you said to-day.
        Emerson—Essays. Self-Reliance.
  5
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—The Biglow Papers. Series I. No. 3.
  6
  Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent.
        Horatio Smith—Tin Trumpet. Vol. I. P. 273.
  7
Cantilenam eandem canis.
  You are harping on the same string.
        Terence—Phormio. III. 2. 10.
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