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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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A Selection from the Best English Essays Illustrative of the History of ...

Sherwin Cody - 1903 - 415 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. Speak what you think now in hard words...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature: A Biographical and ..., Volume 9

John Clark Ridpath - 1903 - 532 pages
...happy, yet did not regret his dissuasion from the battle. — Essay on Heroism. 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 his shadow on the wall. Out upon his guarded lips ! Sew them up...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903 - 476 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. Speak what you think now in hard words...
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Emerson As Spiritual Guide: A Companion to Emerson's Essays for Personal ...

156 pages
...judgments, even if it seems that we contradict ourselves. So what, Emerson seems to say: A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...Speak what you think now in hard words and to-morrow speaks what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you said to-day....
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Musings of a Thelemite

Frater Da'Neos - 2003 - 163 pages
...be damned. At least I have Emerson to come to my defense, in his essay "Self -Reliance": 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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Walking the Tightrope of Reason: The Precarious Life of a Rational Animal

Robert Fogelin - 2003 - 226 pages
...then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot. I will spue thee out of my mouth. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self Reliance" Do I contradict myself? Very well then ... I contradict myself;...
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Years of Fulfillment

Mary Lutyens - 2003 - 266 pages
...all his clothes to someone in need. He once gave away his only overcoat. Emerson has said, 'A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.' If in nothing else, the inconsistencies in K's character would make him a great soul. From the time...
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Toni Morrison: Playing with Difference

Lucille P. Fultz - 2003 - 172 pages
...over time, changed her politics about race and gender differences. This Emersonian political shift — "Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again" (McQuade 1:1148) — is one measure of Morrison's developing sensibility as a woman and as an artist....
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Voyage to Insight

Ronda Chervin, Lois August Janis - 2003 - 164 pages
...Here are some lines from those who doubt that logic is the only way to steer toward truth: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. " Emerson (1803-1 882) "No generalization is wholly true, not even this one. Oliver Wendell Holmes,...
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Unpopular Culture: The Ritual of Complaint in a British Bank

John Weeks - 2004 - 184 pages
...behavior will bring operations grinding to a halt, Emerson's words were never more true: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." Ambiguity and inconsistency are the manager's hammer and sickle. There is an important ambiguity inherent...
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