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Consistency Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Consistency Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Wisdom

I am committed to truth, not consistency.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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 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


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Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
- Oscar Wilde

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
- Winston Churchill

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every creature is better alive than dead,
men and moose and pine trees,
and he who understands it aright
will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
- Henry David Thoreau

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

Today's acorns grow into the oak trees of thirty years hence.
But what acorns are we sowing today?
Imagine what an acorn-sized bit of prejudice or hatred would grow into.
Imagine what an acorn-sized bit of pollution can become.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

I thank you God for this most amazing day,
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and for the blue dream of sky
and for everything which is natural,
which is infinite, which is yes.
- e. e. cummings

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

God has cared for these trees,
saved them from drought, disease, avalanches,
and a thousand tempests and floods.
But he cannot save them from fools.
- John Muir

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

True wisdom cannot be learned in a lifetime,
but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We seek opinions that are likely to
support what we want to be true.
- Thomas Gilovich

Mastering others is strength.
Mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

True love has no limits.
- Anonymous

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

It's not what you don't know that kills you,
it's what you know for sure that ain't true.
- Mark Twain

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

True love is a process of co-creation
in which neither feels ownership or superiority.
Jealousy is a highly destructive force
for love and relationships.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

The true delight is in the finding out,
rather than in the knowing.
- Isaac Asimov

Know that you do not need anyone's permission
to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True learning is not about facts,
but about conscious appreciation
of the experience of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

If evil be spoken of you
and it be true, correct yourself,
if it be a lie, laugh at it.
- Epictetus

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

We censor our actions, but
our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"To know" is to know that you know nothing.
That is the meaning of true knowledge.
- Confucius


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