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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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Emerson's Life in Science: The Culture of Truth

Laura Dassow Walls, John H Bennett Jr Chair of Southern Letters Laura Dassow Walls, Laura Dassow - 2003 - 280 pagine
..."Whim." Anticipating objections, he deflates them with one of his best-known oneliners: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines."40 And yet, how inconsistent is Emerson, really? Perhaps there are no inconsistencies if the...
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The Character Factor: How We Judge America's Presidents

James P. Pfiffner - 2004 - 209 pagine
...US News and World Report, May 10, 1999, p. 10, in the "Washington Whispers" section. 19. "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do." From Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance and Other Essays (New York: Dover Publications, 1993), p. 24....
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The Spiritual Emerson: Essential Writings

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 266 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...and flee. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of litde minds, adored by litde statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul...
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Questions from the Bench

Douglas S. Lavine - 2004 - 199 pagine
...their own set of rules. As Ralph Waldo Emerson stated in his famous essay, Self-Reliance: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." I hope nobody reading this book will conclude that I believe my suggestions and advice are written...
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The Valley of the Second Sons: Letters of Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell, a ...

Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell, William Alfred Weber - 2004 - 567 pagine
...don't exactly go that far with him, are interesting: 'A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds, adored by little statesmen and 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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Apostles of Rock: The Splintered World of Contemporary Christian Music

Jay R. Howard
...thinkers like Camp and Styll for their inconsistency — in the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines"70 — but rather to point out the problematic nature of determining how in fact the term "ministry"...
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T. S. Eliot: The Making of an American Poet, 18881922

..."Self-Reliance" that Emerson also wrote: "Who so would be a man must be a nonconformist." And: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." And: "Insist on yourself; never imitate" (Emerson, SR, 265, 263, 260). We must conclude that had Emerson...
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Growing Up Red: Outing Red America from the Inside

Tim Schilke - 2005 - 296 pagine
...try to appeal to the critical thinking and language skills of the lowest common listener. "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines," wrote Emerson in 1841. "With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern...
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Everyone's Choices: Wisdom, Respect, Success and Happiness

Ralph E. Robinson - 2005 - 192 pagine
...That quitting was possible at any time. Ralph Waldo Emerson (Self Reliance, essay) stated: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." Dr. Robert Caldini (Arizona State University) calls [the phenomenon of consistency] "mindless consistency,"...
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Miss Alcott's E-mail: Yours for Reforms of All Kinds : a Bio-memoir

Kit Bakke - 2006 - 255 pagine
...was either satire or be drowned in sobs. Curiously yours, LM Alcott Being Transcendental A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. Ralph Waldo Emerson Enthusiasm is the glory and hope of the world. A. Bronson Alcott January 14, 2006...
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