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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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Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 2

1906
...this group of admirers and says, "To be great is to be misunderstood." Yes, he did say, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines;" but he soon adds, "Of one will the actions will be harmonious however unlike they seem." Emerson despises...
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Select Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1907 - 245 pagine
...present, and live ever in a new day. In your metaphysics you have denied personality to the Deity, yet 15 when the devout motions of the soul come, yield to...the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin2 of little minds, 20 adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency...
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Select Essays and Addresses: Including The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1912 - 275 pagine
...and color. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat0 in the hand of the harlot, and flee. 14. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. 10 With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his...
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Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations, Volume 5

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1911
...his back on them and follow the great light of truth to which these were only porches ? Yet must you leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. I have no less disgust than any other at the cant ~\ ' of spiritualism. I had rather hear a round volley...
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Woodrow Wilson: His Career, His Statesmanship, and His Public Policies

Hester Eloise Hosford - 1912 - 234 pagine
...prove successful operation. Wise men still change their minds. And we should remember that " A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." Not only have the gentlemen determined on Governor Wilson's political destruction, made it a crime...
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The Spirit of American Literature

John Albert Macy - 1913 - 347 pagine
...completeness, must explain inconsistencies away, whereas Emerson blandly accepts inconsistencies. "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen, and philosophers and divines." The greater inconsistencies, too terrible to be foolish, Emerson ignores. "Omit the negative propositions,"...
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Readings from American Literature: A Textbook for Schools and Colleges

Mary Edwards Calhoun, Emma Leonora MacAlarney - 1915 - 635 pagine
...of the soul come, yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and color. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand...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 to-morrow...
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Emerson's Essays on Manners, Self-reliance, Compensation, Nature, Friendship

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1915 - 140 pagine
...of the soul come, yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and color. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the 10 harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen...
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THE LIFE OF WILLIAM MCKINLEY

CHARLES S. OLCOTT - 1916
...degree by the most enlightened public sentiment, makes a poor public servant. Emerson says, " A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do." McKinley was not one of those who allow consistency to "scare them from their self-trust." If he made...
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An American Bible

Alice Hubbard - 1918 - 372 pagine
...of the soul come, yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and color. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee sť sť <I He who confronts the gods, without any misgiving, knows Heaven sť s* A FOOLISH consistency...
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