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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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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 - 302 pages
..."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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Essays Series 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 256 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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A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 396 pages
...conscious of "a universal soul within or behind our individual life"? How are you related to it? 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 Character Factor: How We Judge America's Presidents

James P. Pfiffner - 2003 - 230 pages
...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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Questions from the Bench

Douglas S. Lavine - 2004 - 228 pages
...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 - 2004 - 598 pages
...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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The Spiritual Emerson: Essential Writings by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 284 pages
...hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of litde minds, adored by litde statesmen and philosophers and divines. With 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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Apostles of Rock: The Splintered World of Contemporary Christian Music

Jay R. Howard - 1999 - 316 pages
...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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Empower the Leader in You!

Joan F. Marques - 2004 - 133 pages
...one you fully support. For that reason, "Speak what you 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 every thing you said to-day" (Ralph Waldo Emerson)29. Only when you are sure of what you are doing,...
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A Year with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 264 pages
...be associated with him forever, as he urges his reader to strive always for authenticity. 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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