Subject: Re: Yaaawwwwwwwnnnnnn [was Re: Modernizing Common Lisp}
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 18:43:27 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Sashank Varma  <> wrote:
|  Kenny Tilton <> 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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