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" A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. "
Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing - Page 170
publié par - 2006 - 817 pages
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

1896 - 1178 pages
...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 pages
...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 - 884 pages
...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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Mind, Volume 5

1900 - 436 pages
...was the day before. With Emerson, I will "speak what I think to-day in words as hard as cannon balls, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything I said to-day." I cannot afford to be consistent with my former self, nor with the ideals of a lesser...
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Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1899 - 380 pages
...shape and colour. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words,...
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Proceedings of the Annual Convention, Volume 1

1899 - 194 pages
...was the day before. With Emerson, I will "speak what I think to-day in words as hard as cannon balls, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything I said to-day." I cannot afford to be consistent with my former self, nor with the ideals of a lesser...
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A Literary History of America

Barrett Wendell - 1900 - 574 pages
...in this or that public place? 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. He may as well concern himself with the shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words...
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A Literary History of America

Barrett Wendell - 1900 - 598 pages
...Suppose you should contradict yourself : what then ? . . . A foolish consistency is the hobJ goblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers...consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with the shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words...
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A Literary History of America

Barrett Wendell - 1900 - 574 pages
...in this or that public place ? Suppose you should contradict yourself : what then ? . . . A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great souV has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with the shadow on the wall. Speak what...
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A Second Manual of Composition: Designed for Secondary Schools

Edwin Herbert Lewis - 1900 - 620 pages
...of honoring the simple word. Note the force of "little" in Emerson's famous sentence : " A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." 1 See pp. 328-329. Note the vigor of the everyday words in a profound remark of the French writer Joubert....
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