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" A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. "
The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register - Pagina 491
1841
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The American Scholar: Self-reliance. Compensation

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 pagine
...them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and color. Leave your theory, as Joseph6 his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has sirmply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think...
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Emerson Year Book: Selections for Every Day in the Year from the Essays of ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 155 pagine
...Twenty-fifth. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. August Twenty-sixth. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. August Twenty-eighth. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern...
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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopędia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

1894 - 579 pagine
...or nonsensiralities flat enough to have raised contempt in Jerry Sneak ! — Whipple. CONSISTENCY. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himwlf with his shadow on the wall. — Emerson. CONSOLATION. One should never be very forward in offering...
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The Historical Development of the Jury System

Maximus A. Lesser - 1894 - 274 pagine
...forget to reckon with that "foolish consistency," which Emerson (essay on Self-Reliance) stigmatizes as "the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." « So Dean Kitchin (Hist, of France, Enc. Brit. IX.) refers to the leAside from the laissez faire,...
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The Monist, Volume 5

Paul Carus - 1895
...this in his mind that Emerson said : " Suppose you should contradict yourself ; what then? A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do." Remember that the inconsistency Emerson speaks of is that which is the outcome of development. Of this...
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

1896 - 1178 pagine
...homelye raiment drest, Wife Joan and goodman Robin. A. Jolly Robyn-Roughhead. Author unknown. A foolish W t i r x x,ldo x j v w w w w/q j tBt!q x w i. EMERSON — Essays. Self-Reliance. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. • •...
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A Manual of Ethics

John Stuart Mackenzie - 1897 - 471 pagine
...this aim. He may say, with Emerson,2 "Suppose you should contradict yourself; what then ? " "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. "3 Such imperatives as these, therefore, are merely hypothetical.'* They apply only to those who adopt...
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The Columbian Cyclopedia, Volume 10

1897
...loth to disappoint them. . . . Suppose you should contradict yourselves— what then ? . . . A feolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has little or nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you...
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The Pacific Monthly: A Magazine of Education and Progress, Volume 13

William Bittle Wells, Lute Pease - 1905
...it may be, it shall lie with thee to use it nobly; this no man can prevent. Selections from Emerson With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with hig shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words and1 to-morrow speak what to-morrow...
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A Literary History of America

Barrett Wendell - 1900 - 574 pagine
...in this or that public place? Suppose you should contradict yourself : what then ? . . . A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with the shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words and to-morrow speak what tomorrow thinks...
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