On Consistency

‘Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.’
— Bernard Berenson

‘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

‘Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.’
— Aldous Huxley

‘Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.’
— John Fitzgerald Kennedy

‘If you have always done it that way, it’s probably wrong.’
— Charles F. Kettering

‘Consistency is the enemy of enterprise, just as symmetry is the enemy of art.’
— George Bernard Shaw

‘Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative.’
— Oscar Wilde

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