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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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Essays. 1901

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1901 - 554 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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Composition and Rhetoric for Higher Schools

Sara Elizabeth Husted Lockwood, Mary Alice Emerson - 1901 - 486 pages
...upon him, — for his name is Francis Ex. 2. [Central idea.] Danger of false consistency. 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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History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 pages
...color. 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 shadowon the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words and...
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A Literary History of America

Barrett Wendell - 1901 - 610 pages
...place? Suppose you should contradict yourself: what then ? . . . A foolish consistency is the l1obgoblin 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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Introductory Lessons in English Literature: For High Schools and Academies

Israel C. McNeill, Samuel Adams Lynch - 1901 - 398 pages
...bring the past for judgment into240 the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the 245 wall. Speak what you think...
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Dietetic and Hygienic Gazette, Volume 17

1901
...music, theology or political economy, he need not grow rusty if he reads The Literary Digest. A FOor.iSH consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. — Emerson. Betes anb ©ueries. Query 92. The medical journals mention cases of appendicitis occurring...
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So this Then is the Essay on Self-reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 46 pages
...shape and color. 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. Out upon your guarded lips! Sew them up...
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The 13th District: A Story of a Candidate

Brand Whitlock - 1902 - 502 pages
...he did not wish the town to know that he smoked cigarettes, "you know what Emerson says: 'A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.' " "Yes, I remember," the wife replied. "We used to read Emerson, didn't we?" Her words breathed regret....
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1903 - 1186 pages
...its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs. Self-Eeliance. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. ibid To be great is to be misunderstood. ibid. Discontent is the want of self-reliance : it is infirmity...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 10

Thomas Jefferson - 1903 - 504 pages
...regarding that opinion or belief can be nothing short of insanity. Emerson also says that "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." There is one sublime idea, however, of...
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