Fickle as a Conflict of Wishes

And there is the fickle man who is constantly recalling his decisions and deciding all over again; he is obviously the greatest failure and the most unhappy man of the lot.

–Eugene Victor Legaren, Subconscious Power–The Secret of Achievement, 1926

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Fickle as a Prince

[T]he prince must consider…how to avoid those things which make him hated or contemptible….It makes him contemptible to be considered fickle, frivolous, effeminate, mean-spirited, irresolute, from all of which a prince should guard himself as from a rock.

—Nicolo Machiavelli, The Prince