"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little
statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great mind has
simply nothing to do.... Speak what you think to-day in words as hard as
cannon-balls, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words
again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(from the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations)
...an interesting attitude, that makes him hard to argue with...
Eric Erickson had this to say:
>Allen Hefner wrote:
>> Who said that consistency is the hobgoblin of foolish minds?
>Hmmm... I've always wondered who said that? Was it the same person who
>said that 'assumption is the mother of all chaos'?
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