Sashank Varma <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| Kenny Tilton <email@example.com> wrote:
| > I need a good quote deprecating the merits of consistency.
| > Anybody got one? Should involve hobgoblins.
| "Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself (I am large,
| I contain multitudes). Walt Whitman (1855) Leaves of Grass
Good one! Though I suspect Kenny might have been looking for this one: ;-}
"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."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson (in "Self-Reliance")
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