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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1271
AUTHOR: James Russell Lowell (1819–91)
QUOTATION: This imputation of inconsistency is one to which every sound politician and every honest thinker must sooner or later subject himself. The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion.
ATTRIBUTION: JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL, My Study Windows, chapter on Abraham Lincoln, p. 166 (1899).
SUBJECTS: Opinions