Consistency Quotes

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Maya Angelou
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.”
Maya Angelou

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“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. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. — 'Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.' — 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, Self-Reliance

Oscar Wilde
“Consistency is the hallmark of the unimaginative.”
Oscar Wilde

Aldous Huxley
“Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.”
Aldous Huxley, Do What You Will: Twelve Essays

“Consistency is the true foundation of trust. Either keep your promises or do not make them.”
Roy T. Bennett

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson , Self-Reliance

Anthony Robbins
“It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently.”
Anthony Robbins

Jim Rohn
“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.”
E. James Rohn

Bernard Berenson
“Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.”
Bernard Berenson

Holly Mosier
“Perfection of effort is not required, by the way. It is the consistency of attempting to work these tools that brings the progress. It’s like anything else. If I want to tone muscle, lifting a ten-pound weight a few times every day will move me toward my goal much quicker than hoisting a fifty-pound barbell once a week. Yes, it really is true: “Slow and steady wins the race.” Just try a little, every day. You’ll see.”
Holly Mosier

Arthur Conan Doyle
“It has always seemed to me that so long as you produce your dramatic effect, accuracy of detail matters little. I have never striven for it and I have made some bad mistakes in consequence. What matter if I hold my readers?”
Arthur Conan Doyle

“One bulb at a time. There was no other way to do it. No shortcuts--simply loving the slow process of planting. Loving the work as it unfolded. Loving an achievement that grew slowly and bloomed for only three weeks each year.”
Jaroldeen Asplund Edwards, The Daffodill Principle

“Do not do what you cannot continue to deliver.
For, remember, the world wants to see a continuity of delivery of
set standards...!”
Sujit Lalwani, Life Simplified!

Sylvia Plath
“A skeptic, I would ask for consistency first of all.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Samuel Butler
“Having, then, once introduced an element of inconsistency into his system, he was far too consistent not to be inconsistent consistently, and he lapsed ere long into an amiable indifferentism which to outward appearance differed but little from the indifferentism …”
Samuel Butler

Charles Dickens
“He had been educated in no habits of application and concentration. The system which had addressed him in exactly the same manner as it had addressed hundreds of other boys, all varying in character and capacity, had enabled him to dash through his tasks, always with fair credit and often with distinction, but in a fitful, dazzling way that had confirmed his reliance on those very qualities in himself which it had been most desirable to direct and train. They were good qualities, without which no high place can be meritoriously won, but like fire and water, though excellent servants, they were very bad masters. If they had been under Richard’s direction, they would have been his friends; but Richard being under their direction, they became his enemies.”
Charles Dickens, Bleak House

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If you try to be consistent, you tie yourself to a rock and you restrict your own movements! Don’t do this! Let all the paths are reachable without any obstacle! Free yourself from the consistency!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings’ chances of being alive in a thousand years’ time are a hundred times higher than their chances of being sincerely happy for at least ten consecutive days.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Toba Beta
“Subjectivity measures nothing consistently.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Nature is a constant reminder of the beauty of consistence, the utility of patience and persistence, the vanity of arrogance, and the necessity of impermanence.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“The public never appears to tire of endless courses of strawberries and cream, and the theory that you run the risk of boring people with endless photo montages of the Chelsea Pensioners in their dress reds, or close-ups of a Pimm's Cup sprouting all kinda of flora, has yet to be proven. People like Wimbledon in the same way they like blue jeans or even their own spouses: for the pleasure yielded by their reliable sameness.”
Peter Bodo, Courts of Babylon

“You don’t have to achieve everything overnight. You just have to be willing to try. One day at a time. Just keep trying. Keep believing.”
Akiroq Brost

“It may not seem like a big deal at the time but the decisions we make today add up to affect the future. If we consistently push ourselves to make better decisions, our efforts will add up. We will notice a difference in the quality of our lives, our well being and our relationships with others”
Akiroq Brost

Brandon Turner
“Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare? While many investors have ‘sprinted’ toward their investment goals, success is most often found by consistent action, not big action.”
Brandon Turner, How to Invest in Real Estate: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Getting Started

“If you feel something consistently it’s because you’ve fed it continually. THINK!”
Adedayo Olabamiji

“Berkeley was unable to appreciate that mathematics was not concerned with a world of "real" sense impressions. In much the same manner today some philosophers criticize the mathematical conceptions of infinity and continuum, failing to realize that since mathematics deals with relations rather than with physical existence, its criterion of truth is inner consistency rather than plausibility in the light of sense perception of intuition.”
Carl B. Boyer, The History of the Calculus and Its Conceptual Development

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some people would not be practicing some things if they had not preached them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mark W. Johnson
“it’s not the individual resources and processes that make the difference but their relationship to one another.”
Mark W. Johnson, HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy

Mark W. Johnson
“Neglect to focus on one job (customer need); they dilute their efforts by attempting to do lots of things. In doing lots of things, they do nothing really well.”
Mark W. Johnson, HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy

James C. Collins
“Truly great companies understand the difference between what should never change and what should be open for change, between what is genuinely sacred and what is not.”
James C. Collins, HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy

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