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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. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now... "
The Monthly magazine - Page 487
by Monthly literary register - 1841
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The Collected Works of ... P. ...

Theodore Parker - American literature - 1864
...51 — 52. Hence a man must be true to his present conviction, careless of consistency : " A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With cousistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on...
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Philosophy as absolute science, founded in the universal laws of being, by E ...

Ephraim Langdon Frothingham - 1864
...motions of the soul come, yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God in shape and color. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and ffee. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers...
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The Collected Works of Theodore Parker: Critical writings

Theodore Parker - Theology - 1865
...51 — 52. Hence a man must be true to his present conviction, careless of consistency : " A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...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. Out upon your guarded...
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The Present Age and Inner Life: Ancient and Modern Spirit Mysteries ...

Andrew Jackson Davis - Spiritualism - 1869 - 424 pages
...consistency," can not be doubted. On this point, a free-minded, independent writer once remarked : " A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...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...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
...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...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...
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Half Truths and the Truth: Lectures on the Origin and Development of ...

Jacob Merrill Manning - Apologetics - 1872 - 398 pages
...for saying, " A fool- tcncy rec, . , , . , ,, . , „ , Inconsisish consistency is the hobgoblin oi little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do." l When Spinoza's landlady came to him, asking him to teach her his doctrine,...
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Half Truths and the Truth: Lectures on the Origin and Development of ...

Jacob Merrill Manning - Apologetics - 1872 - 398 pages
...of the soul come, yield to them In-art and life, though they should clothe God with shape and color. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee." i Certainly we are inclined to judge in the most favorable light possible one who thus insists on right...
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Half Truths and the Truth: Lectures on the Origin and Development of ...

Jacob Merrill Manning - Apologetics - 1872 - 398 pages
...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 of the harlot, and flee." l Certainly we are inclined to j«dge in the most favorable light possible one who thus insists on...
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Half Truths and the Truth: Lectures on the Origin and Development of ...

Jacob Merrill Manning - Apologetics - 1872 - 398 pages
...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 of the harlot, and flee." * Certainly we are inclined to judge in the most favorable light possible one who thus insists on right...
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Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting of Progressive Friends

Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting of Progressive Friends (1853-1940) - Quakers - 1873
...spending years of time or chests ol' money— but In spending them off the line of your career. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. Tno same correspondence that is between thirst in the stoujacu, and water in...
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