Inspiring Inconsistency Quotes & Sayings In Life

These inconsistency quotes will inspire you. Inconsistency is the fact or state of being inconsistent or an inconsistent aspect or element.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging inconsistency quotes, inconsistency sayings, and inconsistency proverbs.

Best Inconsistency Quotes

  1. “As far as consistency of thought goes, I prefer inconsistency.” ~ John Cage
  2. “The signature of mediocrity is not an unwillingness to change. The signature of mediocrity is inconsistency.” ~ James C. Collins
  3. “There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency.” ~ Jonathan Swift
  4. “There are those who would misteach us that to stick in a rut is consistency – and a virtue, and that to climb out of the rut is inconsistency – and a vice.” ~ Mark Twain

  5. “It’s the real world, full of gaps and inconsistencies and anticlimaxes.” ~ Haruki Murakami
  6. “Nothing that isn’t a real crime makes a man appear so contemptible and little in the eyes of the world as inconsistency.” ~ Joseph Addison
  7. “We despise all reverences and all objects of reverence which are outside the pale of our list of sacred things. And yet, with strange inconsistency, we are shocked when other people despise and defile the things which are holy to us.” ~ Mark Twain
  8. “Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  9. “Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it, genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.” ~ Lord Chesterfield

  10. “Such is the inconsistency of real love, that it is always awake to suspicion, however unreasonable; always requiring new assurances from the object of its interest.” ~ Ann Radcliffe , Inconsistency quotes love
  11. “There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it, and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.” ~ Jane Austen
  12. “Mankind is made up of inconsistencies, and no man acts invariably up to his predominant character. The wisest man sometimes acts weakly, and the weakest sometimes wisely.” ~ Lord Chesterfield
  13. “Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.” ~ Joseph Addison

  14. “I ought not to doubt the steadiness of your affection. Yet such is the inconsistency of real love, that it is always awake to suspicion, however unreasonable; always requiring new assurances from the object of its interest, and thus it is, that i always feel revived, as by a new conviction, when your words tell me I am dear to you; and wanting these, I relapse into doubt and often into despondency.” ~ Ann Radcliffe
  15. “Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  16. “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. “Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.” ~ Jane Austen

  18. “Man prays for mercy, but is unwilling to extend it to others. Why then should man expect mercy from God? It is
    unfair to expect something that you are not willing to give.” ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer
  19. “One cannot live without inconsistency.” ~ Carl Jung
  20. “With consistency, a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  21. “No sensible man ever imputes inconsistency to another for changing his minds.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  22. “Every joke can’t be dazzling. And if you think you spotted an inconsistency, you did!” ~ George Meyer
  23. “There are few people whom I really love and still fewer of whom I think well.” ~ Jane Austen

  24. “Absolute atheism starts in an act of faith in reverse gear and is a full-blown religious commitment.” ~ Jacques Maritain
  25. “More than this, even in those white men who professed religion we found much inconsistency of conduct. They spoke much of spiritual things while seeking only the material.” ~ Charles Alexander Eastman
  26. “No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.” ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
  27. “In a branch of medicine rife with paradoxes, contradictions, inconsistencies, and illogic, episiotomy crowns them all. The major argument for episiotomy is that it protects the perineum from injury, a protection accomplished by slicing through perineal skin, connective, tissue, and muscle.” ~ Henci Goer
  28. “For a Russian to be chivalrous with an American is a spiritual impossibility, a contradiction in terms.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

  29. “Our ideas must agree with realities, be such realities concrete or abstract” ~ William James
  30. “When a human being kills an animal for food, he is neglecting his own hunger for justice.” ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer
  31. “The obscurity, incredibility and obscenity, so conspicuous in many parts of it, would justly condemn the works of a modern writer. It contains a mixture of inconsistency and contradiction; to call which the word of God, is the highest pitch of extravagance: it is to attribute to the deity that which any person of common sense would blush to confess himself the author of.” ~ Elihu Palmer
  32. “…one of hallmarks of a creative person is the ability to tolerate ambiguity, dissonance, inconsistency, things out of place. But one of the rules of a well-run corporation is that surprise is to be minimized. Yet if this rule were applied to the creative process, nothing worth reading would get written, nothing worth seeing would get painted, nothing worth living with and using would ever get designed.” ~ Ralph Caplan
  33. “Inconsistencies in men are generally testimony to their immaturity.” ~ Edwin Louis Cole

  34. “If there is one word that makes creative people different from others, it is the word complexity. Instead of being an individual, they are a multitude. Like the color white that includes all colors, they tend to bring together the entire range of human possibilities within themselves. Creativity allows for paradox, light, shadow, inconsistency, even chaos -and creative people experience both extremes with equal intensity.” ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  35. “The personality is defined by its inconsistencies, not its consistencies. It’s what makes us unique and who we are.” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
  36. “Dad always warned that it was misleading when one imagined people, when one sas them in the Mind’s Eye, because one never remembered them as they really were, with as many inconsistencies as there were hairs on a human head (100,000 to 200,000). Instead, the mind used a lazy shorthand, smoothed the person over into their most dominating characteristic–their pessimism or insecurity (something really being lazy, turning them into either Nice or Mean)–and one made the mistake of judging them from this basis alone and risked, on a subsequent encounter, being dangerously surprised.” ~ Marisha Pessl
  37. “I make no apologies for any inconsistencies or contradictions in my essays. Those who do not change their minds in the course of a decade have probably stopped thinking altogether.
    The true use of history, whether civil or military, is not to make man clever for the next time, it is to make him wise forever.” ~ Michael Howard
  38. “Nature is full for us of seeming inconsistencies and glad surprises.” ~ Margaret E. Barber

  39. “Weak logic, inconsistencies, and alienation from the people are common features of authoritarianism. The relentless attempts of totalitarian regimes to prevent free thought and new ideas and the persistent assertion of their own rightness bring on them an intellectual stasis which they project onto the nation at large. Intimidation and propaganda work in a duet of oppression, while the people, lapped in fear and distrust, learn to dissemble and to keep silent.” ~ Aung San Suu Kyi
  40. “Woman is a most charming creature, who changes her heart as easily as she does her gloves.” ~ Honore de Balzac
  41. “Inconsistencies of opinion, arising from changes of circumstances, are often justifiable.” ~ Daniel Webster
  42. “He, who, in view of its inconsistencies, says of human nature the same that, in view of its contrasts, is said of the divine nature, that it is past finding out, thereby evinces a better appreciation of it than he who, by always representing it in a clear light, leaves it to be inferred that he clearly knows all about it.” ~ Herman Melville
  43. “If they say I am inconsistent let them say it, for it is true because inconsistency is a part of living” ~ Errol Flynn

  44. “It is good to be often reminded of the inconsistency of human nature, and to learn to look without wonder or disgust on the weaknesses which are found in the strongest minds.” ~ Thomas B. Macaulay
  45. “Much of what sophisticates loftily refer to as the “complexity of the real world is in fact the inconsistency in their own minds.” ~ Thomas Sowell
  46. “Inconsistency on the part of pastors and the faithful between what they say and what they do, between word and manner of life, is undermining the church’s credibility.” ~ Pope Francis
  47. “The devil resists serious, focused prayer because he’s defeated by it. And so the devil will try to attack our concentration in prayer; he will try to confuse or contradict the content of our prayers; he will do his best to distract and/or divert us in prayer so that we’re crippled by inconsistency.” ~ Anne Graham Lotz
  48. “I’m Mozart with a focus on the tide Hiding the inconsistencies of man behind water and wine” ~ Aesop Rock

  49. “Several elements of the ADD mind favor creativity….As mentioned earlier, the term ‘attention deficit’ is a misnomer. It is a matter of attention inconsistency. While it is true that the ADD mind wanders when not engaged, it is also the case that the ADD mind fastens on to its subject fiercely when it is engaged. A child with ADD may sit for hours meticulously putting together a model airplane.” ~ Edward Hallowell
  50. “I have observed this in my experience of slavery, – that whenever my condition was improved, instead of its increasing my contentment, it only increased my desire to be free, and set me to thinking of plans to gain my freedom. I have found that, to make a contented slave, it is necessary to make a thoughtless one. It is necessary to darken his moral and mental vision, and, as far as possible, to annihilate the power of reason. He must be able to detect no inconsistencies in slavery; he must be made to feel that slavery is right; and he can be brought to that only when he ceased to be a man.” ~ Frederick Douglass
  51. “The only legitimate interpretation of the concept of the “public” is that it’s a highly heterogeneous group of people, and I cannot imagine who has the right to speak on their behalf using a “public” voice. If the multiplicity of the environment is its true nature, then my works defend this truthfulness. The greatest fairness in society is to defend the difference between each individual – the fairness and truthfulness of their inconsistency and differentiation.” ~ Wang Jianwei
  52. “Do not be proud of your inconsistency. It is a pity, it is a pity that we should be equipped like this. It is a pity that Man cannot be at the same time impressive and truthful.” ~ E. M. Forster

  53. “Who has ever attempted to draw a line of separation between the duties of men and women, as moral beings, without committing the grossest inconsistencies on the one hand, or running into the most arrant absurdities on the other?” ~ Angelina Grimke
  54. “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!” ~ Thomas B. Macaulay
  55. “Every character is in some respects uniform, and in others inconsistent; and it is only by the study both of the uniformity and inconsistency, and a comparison of them with each other, that the knowledge of man is acquired.” ~ Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke
  56. “I would not be good with someone who did drugs. As long as I know something, I can deal with anything. I’m really good. But what I’m not good with is inconsistency. And I’m not good with not knowing.” ~ Courteney Cox
  57. “Dada Dada Dada, a roaring of tense colors, and interlacing of opposites and of all contradictions, grotesques, inconsistencies: LIFE.” ~ Tristan Tzara

  58. “The agnostic has a very curious notion of religion. He is convinced that a man who says ‘I believe in God’ should at once become perfect; if this does not happen, then the believer must be a fraud and a hypocrite. He thinks that adherence to a religion is the end of the road, whereas it is in fact only the beginning of a very long and sometimes very rough road. He looks for consistency in religious people, however aware he may be of inconsistencies in himself” ~ Charles le Gai Eaton
  59. “What a weak, credulous, incredulous, unbelieving, superstitious, bold, frightened, what a ridiculous world ours is, as far as concerns the mind of man. How full of inconsistencies, contradictions and absurdities it is. I declare that taking the average of many minds that have recently come before me … I should prefer the obedience, affections and instinct of a dog before it.” ~ Michael Faraday
  60. “Everybody have equal rights to a life of full flourishing. Philosophy slowly, slowly has given us arguments saying, look, you already committed to your own life flourishing, and you’re being inconsistent if you don’t expand it. So philosophy often works in trying to show us that there’s an inner incoherence in our points of view. We’re all committed to one thing when it comes to us and our own kind, but we’re not willing to expand it and we’re guilty of inconsistency.” ~ Rebecca Goldstein
  61. “The signature of mediocrity is chronic inconsistency.” ~ James C. Collins

  62. “Determined secularists view these as residual inconsistencies that they have not yet go around to extirpating and that may not be worth bothering about… Form the secularist perspective it may be that the essential battles have been won and excessive zeal in pressing a final mopping-up operation might only excited further public hostility.” ~ Richard John Neuhaus
  63. “Inconsistency has been overpraised by people who do not expect to suffer from it.” ~ Mason Cooley
  64. “Inconsistency is the bugbear of fools! I wouldn’t give a damn for a fellow who couldn’t change his mind with a change of conditions.” ~ John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher
  65. “I think nobody since has written such extraordinary work as Shakespeare writes. The characters he writes are full of inconsistencies, which is a great human quality – I mean we’re all very inconsistent in the way we behave.” ~ Jeremy Irons

Inconsistency is the fact of containing some ideas, statements, arguments, etc. that do not agree with others, or something such as an idea, statement, or argument that has this quality.

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