Quotes 1 till 3 of 3.
English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-17730
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.
British writer and poet 1840-19280
Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
English writer and poet 1803-18730
No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.