93+ Best Inconsistency Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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. Profoundly inspirational inconsistency quotes will fire up your brain and encourage you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

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Famous Inconsistency Quotes

Inconsistency itself breeds vitality. Kenzo Tange

As far as consistency of thought goes, I prefer inconsistency. John Cage

The signature of mediocrity is chronic inconsistency. James C. Collins

There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency. Jonathan Swift

One cannot live without inconsistency. Carl Jung

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

An inconsistency is built into the design of our mind. Daniel Kahneman

It’s the real world, full of gaps and inconsistencies and anticlimaxes. Haruki Murakami

I’m not a fan of inconsistency. Colleen Hoover

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

Hard to trust the honesty of the inconsistent person. Toba Beta

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

Inconsistency is the jewel of the American people. Susan B. Anthony

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next. Henry Ward Beecher

To be honest, one must be inconsistent. H. G. Wells

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

Inconsistency has been overpraised by people who do not expect to suffer from it. Mason Cooley

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

You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself. Zig Ziglar

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

Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent. Horace Smith

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

As far as consistency of thought goes, I prefer inconsistency. John Cage

Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature. Joseph Addison

A little inconsistency. We’re really young, trying to find some consistency. Nick Adams

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

I’m as proud of my inconsistencies as I am of my consistencies. Myles Horton

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

The man who sees consistency in things is a wit; the man who sees the inconsistency in things is a humorist. G. K. Chesterton

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A widespread meticulous consistency causes a bigger suspicion than the most obvious inconsistency does. Pawan Mishra

Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can. Jane Austen

Psychotics are consistently inconsistent. The essence of sanity is to be inconsistently inconsistent. Larry Wall

One cannot live without inconsistency. Carl Jung

The problem with being consistent is that there are lots of ways to be consistent, and they’re all inconsistent with each other. Larry Wall

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

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

Every joke can’t be dazzling. And if you think you spotted an inconsistency, you did! George Meyer

It’s the real world, full of gaps and inconsistencies and anticlimaxes. Haruki Murakami

Absolute atheism starts in an act of faith in reverse gear and is a full blown religious commitment. Jacques Maritain

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

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

If you mix a negative attitude with chaos and sprinkle a little inconsistency over the top, you are almost guaranteed to fail. Shannon Sorrels

No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies. Edward Bulwer Lytton

Inconsistency, incompetence, and lies are all cut short by the ground. It will stop you if you can’t stop yourself. Mark Twight

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

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

Our ideas must agree with realities, be such realities concrete or abstract. William James

I have sporadic OCD cleaning moments around the house. But then I get lazy and I’m cured. It’s a very inconsistent personality trait.  Chris Hemsworth

When a human being kills an animal for food, he is neglecting his own hunger for justice. Isaac Bashevis Singer

If they say I am inconsistent, let them say it, for it is true, because inconsistency is a part of living. Errol Flynn

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

By inconsistency and frivolity we stray from the Way and show ourselves to be beginners. In this we do much harm. Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Inconsistencies in men are generally testimony to their immaturity. Edwin Louis Cole

Real life is messy, inconsistent, and it’s seldom when anything ever really gets resolved. It’s taken me a long time to realize that. Alan Moore

The personality is defined by its inconsistencies, not its consistencies. It’s what makes us unique and who we are. Sherrilyn Kenyon

We all think we know what happens after death. But maybe it’s going to be not only weird but also dorky and comic and inconsistent. George Saunders

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

And everyday confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters. Jane Austen

Nature is full for us of seeming inconsistencies and glad surprises. Margaret E. Barber

I’m inconsistent because I’m human. Daniel Tammet

Woman is a most charming creature, who changes her heart as easily as she does her gloves. Honore de Balzac

Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature. Joseph Addison

Inconsistencies of opinion, arising from changes of circumstances, are often justifiable. Daniel Webster

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

If they say I am inconsistent let them say it, for it is true because inconsistency is a part of living. Errol Flynn

On a wrong road, inconsistency is inevitable; if it were not so, mankind would be sacrificed. A false principle never has been, and never will be, carried out to the end. Frederic Bastiat

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

For, so inconsistent is human nature, especially in the ideal, that not to undertake a thing at all seems better than to undertake and come short. Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

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

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

Naturalism aimed at giving the primitive wishes full play but failed because these wishes are too primitive, too infantile, too inconsistent with themselves to be satisfied even by the greatest license. John Desmond Bernal

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

We are never more true to ourselves than when we are inconsistent. Oscar Wilde

I’m Mozart with a focus on the tide Hiding the inconsistencies of man behind water and wine. Aesop Rock

Of course, I’m inconsistent! Only logicians and cretins are consistent! Tom Robbins

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

Nature is full for us of seeming inconsistencies and glad surprises. Margaret E. Barber

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

No sensible man ever imputes inconsistency to another for changing his minds. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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

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

Only when you give up being consistent will you find the truth! Inconsistency makes you free to discover other roads. Mehmet Murat Ildan

The signature of mediocrity is chronic inconsistency. James C. Collins

Tolstoy’s so called inconsistencies were a sign of his development and his passionate regard for truth. Mahatma Gandhi

Inconsistency has been overpraised by people who do not expect to suffer from it. Mason Cooley

Inconsistency is a great door for the change and for the progression! Never hesitate to be inconsistent! Mehmet Murat Ildan

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

The personality is defined by its inconsistencies, not its consistencies. It’s what makes us unique and who we are. Sherrilyn Kenyon

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