Inconstancy is the lack of constancy, a lack of consistency in thought, emotion or action.
== Sourced ==
O Fortuna,velut lunastatu variabilis.
O how Fortune, inopportune,Apes the moon's inconstancy.
Carmina Burana, No. 17, "O Fortuna", line 1; translation by David Parlett. .I hate inconstancy—I loathe, detest, Abhor, condemn, abjure the mortal madeOf such quicksilver clay that in his breast No permanent foundation can be laid.
Lord Byron, Don Juan (1818-24), Canto II, Stanza 209.All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light, but though I seem to be driven out of my country as a misbeliever I have found no man yet with a faith like mine.
James Joyce, letter to Augusta Gregory (1902-11-22), from James Joyce by Richard Ellmann (1959) [Oxford University Press, 1983 edition, ISBN 0-195-03381-7] (p. 107) .Notre raison est toujours déçue par l'inconstance des apparences.
Our reason is always disappointed by the inconsistency of appearances.
Blaise Pascal, Pensées (1669), Section II The Misery of Man without God (60-183).They are not constant but are changing still.
William Shakespeare, Cymbeline (1611), Act II, scene 5, line 30.O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon,That monthly changes in her circled orb,Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (1597), Act II, scene 2, line 109.Love is not loveWhich alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove;O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken;It is the star to every wandering bark,Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
William Shakespeare, Sonnet CXVI (1609).Or as one nail by strength drives out another,So the remembrance of my former loveIs by a newer object quite forgotten.
William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1590s), Act II, scene 4, line 193.I loved a lass, a fair one, As fair as e'er was seen;She was indeed a rare one, Another Sheba queen:But, fool as then I was, I thought she loved me too:But now, alas! she's left me, Falero, lero, loo!
George Wither, I Loved a Lass; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 390.
== External links ==