Quotes and Sayings about Consistency



"Because interrogations are intended to coerce confessions, interrogators feel themselves justified in using their coercive means. Consistency regarding the technique is not important; inducing anxiety and fear is the point."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Fear, Consistency, Anxiety)

"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Consistency, Courage, Virtue, Potential, Practice)

"If you look at the themes that he struck from the minute he started running for president through today, there is a very high level of consistency, and there is a sense that he is who he is. Obama's governing is completely consistent with the way he campaigned and the themes on which he campaigned, the issues he highlighted, the vision he shared."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Consistency, Vision, President, Running, Sense, Today)

"I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Consistency, Ocean, Want)

"Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Children, Inconsistency)

"Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago."
- Bernard Berenson
(Related: Consistency, Today)

"Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Consistency, Christian, First)

"But change must always be balanced with some degree of consistency."
- Ron D. Burton
(Related: Change, Consistency)

"I have no consistency, except in politics; and that probably arises from my indifference to the subject altogether."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Politics, Consistency, Indifference)

"Anger may be kindled in the noblest breasts: but in these slow droppings of an unforgiving temper never takes the shape of consistency of enduring hatred."
- M. Kathleen Casey
(Related: Anger, Consistency, Hatred, May, Temper)

"Partly because his life ended before the age of 50, Hamilton was defined by the other founding fathers, and he managed, with amazing consistency, to alienate most of them."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Age, Life, Consistency, Fathers, Founding)

"Our children are counting on us to provide two things: consistency and structure. Children need parents who say what they mean, mean what they say, and do what they say they are going to do."
- Barbara Coloroso
(Related: Consistency, Children, Parents)

"Good acting is consistency of performance."
- Jim Dale
(Related: Consistency, Performance, Acting)

"The same things we've done the past couple of seasons. We've worked on the engine and clutch. We'll try and pick up the performance and consistency of the car and go back out there."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: Car, Consistency, Performance, Past, Seasons)

"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 Eastman
(Related: Men, Religion, Inconsistency, Spiritual)

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Consistency)

"Early in my career, I struggled with consistency, but I couldn't get more consistent than this year."
- Roger Federer
(Related: Consistency, Career)

"If we can play like that every week we'll get some level of consistency."
- Alex Ferguson
(Related: Consistency, Play)

"When I speak of "cycles," I am referring to lengthy intervals of relative homogeneity, if not in the resolving of problems, than at least with respect to the consistency of their capacity to productively irritate."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Consistency, Problems, Respect)

"Pressed caviar has the consistency of chilled tar."
- William E. Geist
(Related: Consistency)

"I needed some stability, which is why I chose not to change from HRC for this season, which was an option that we had. Apart from being the best team in the world, I also needed some consistency."
- Sete Gibernau
(Related: Change, Consistency, Being, Stability, World)

"I have worked hard to improve my consistency in my driving, irons, short game, and putting."
- Natalie Gulbis
(Related: Consistency, Driving)

"My singing wasn't horrible, but my dancing really made it look silly. It's not like I'm a horrible singer that can't sing. But I don't have the consistency or the presentation skills that a good performer has."
- William Hung
(Related: Consistency, Dancing, Silly, Singing)

"Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Life, Nature, People, Consistency)

"The heartbeat of a football team is the quarterback position and I think everyone who has any intelligence about the game understands you must have consistency at that position to be a championship team."
- Ron Jaworski
(Related: Intelligence, Consistency, Football)

"Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next."
- Franklin P. Jones
(Related: Children, Inconsistency)

"My own image of my work is that I no sooner settle into something than a break occurs. These breaks are always painful and depressing but despite them I see that there's a consistency that holds out, but is hard to define."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: Work, Consistency)

"Not that there weren't great shows, and not that there wasn't plenty of fine music played. It's just that the consistency and the height of where we could take it, with the help of the audience, was less, I felt, in the '90s."
- Phil Lesh
(Related: Music, Consistency, Help)

"Into this pour the purified juice: and put it into a pan of water come almost to a boil and continue nearly in the state of boiling until the juice is found to be the consistency of a thick syrup when cold. It is then when cold, to be corked up in a bottle for use."
- James Lind
(Related: Consistency, State, Water)

"First of all when you're a mommy like you like the consistency of being on a show like that's just peace of mind, I know I have financial, you know stability."
- Nia Long
(Related: Peace, Consistency, Financial, Being, First, Mind, Stability)

"I believe consistency and orthogonality are tools of design, not the primary goal in design."
- Yukihiro Matsumoto
(Related: Design, Consistency, Goal, Tools)

"Consistency is very important when you're making films."
- Ian McDiarmid
(Related: Consistency)

"A quick glance at the American left reveals a movement in the midst of a nervous breakdown, displaying behavior that goes beyond inconsistency into the realm of bipolar moods and multiple personality disorders."
- Michael Medved
(Related: American, Behavior, Inconsistency, Moods, Personality, Quick)

"We want a system that will improve consistency and steadiness in the quality of government."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: Government, Quality, Consistency, Want, Will)

"Part of courage is simple consistency."
- Peggy Noonan
(Related: Consistency, Courage)

"As you say, the way string theory requires all these extra dimensions and this comes from certain consistency requirements about how string should behave and so on."
- Roger Penrose
(Related: Consistency, Theory)

"Consistency is found in that work whose whole and detail are suitable to the occasion. It arises from circumstance, custom, and nature."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Nature, Work, Consistency, Circumstance, Custom, Detail)

"The principle that certain sins should not receive the Church's testimony of forgiveness was probably no novelty at all, but had been applied in various churches; perhaps, however, with no strict consistency."
- Robert Rainy
(Related: Forgiveness, Consistency, Church, Churches, Novelty)

"If I'm interrupted, it's just a minor inconvenience, but not a disaster, because it's easy to get back where I was: that is, the paint has not changed consistency; the light has not moved."
- Buffy Sainte-Marie
(Related: Consistency, Disaster, Light)

"In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics you get shortsighted, if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end."
- Tom Seaver
(Related: Consistency, Baseball, End, Numbers, Statistics, Theory, Will, Worry)

"For the novice runner, I'd say to give yourself at least 2 months of consistently running several times a week at a conversational pace before deciding whether you want to stick with it. Consistency is the most important aspect of training at this point."
- Frank Shorter
(Related: Consistency, Months, Running, Training, Want)

"My work is based on the assumption that clarity and consistency in our moral thinking is likely, in the long run, to lead us to hold better views on ethical issues."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Work, Consistency, Clarity, Thinking)

"Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent."
- Horace Smith
(Related: Men, Inconsistency)

"In any team sport, the best teams have consistency and chemistry."
- Roger Staubach
(Related: Consistency)

"Everything you need to get that relaxed driving that brings consistency only comes with practice."
- John Surtees
(Related: Consistency, Driving, Practice)

"There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Inconsistency, Nothing, World)

"Most players in this league say they want consistency."
- Isaiah Thomas
(Related: Consistency, Want)

"The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Truth, Consistency, Expediency)

"There's a consistency in my work that pops up independent of the limitations of the technology."
- Douglas Trumbull
(Related: Technology, Work, Consistency, Limitations)

"We are not interested in the fact that the brain has the consistency of cold porridge."
- Alan Turing
(Related: Consistency, Fact)

"But I have the satisfaction, at the same time, to reflect that the impression to be made depends upon the consistency of the charge and the motives of the prosecutors."
- Robert Walpole
(Related: Time, Impression, Consistency, Motives, Satisfaction)

"Consistency is the paste jewel that only cheap men cherish."
- William Allen White
(Related: Men, Consistency)

"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Consistency)

"I like consistency. If you've had a childhood like mine, you want some things you can rely on to stay the same."
- Norman Wisdom
(Related: Consistency, Childhood, Want)