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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 Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: In Two Volumes, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1875
...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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Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American essays - 1876
...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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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876
...of the soul come, yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and color.1 Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand...and flee. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of l\t~^ tie minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great...
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Twelve Monday lectures in Tremont temple, Boston

Joseph Cook - 1877
...sentence so descriptive of his position as a fixed individualist and a wavering pantheist as this : — " In your metaphysics you have denied personality to...as Joseph his coat, in the hand of the harlot, and nee."f Whoever would come to the point of view from which all Emerson's self-contradictions are reconciled...
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The Harmonial Man: Or, Thoughts for the Age

Andrew Jackson Davis - Harmony (Philosophy) - 1877 - 167 pages
...they should clothe God with shape and color. Leave your theory, as Joseph did his coat in the house of the harlot, and flee. "A foolish consistency is...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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Biology, with Preludes on Current Events

Joseph Cook - Biology - 1877 - 325 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 " (EMEBSON, Essays, vol. ip 0). Whoever would come to the point of view from which all Emerson's...
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Biology: With Preludes on Current Events

Joseph Cook - Biology - 1877 - 325 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 har'ot, and flee " (EMERSON, Essays, vol. ip 50). Whoever would come to the point of view from which...
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The Elements of Rhetoric

James De Mille - English language - 1878 - 564 pages
...A general example of this quality may be found in the following passage from Emerson : " 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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Biology, with Preludes on Current Events

Joseph Cook - Biology - 1879 - 325 pages
...sentence so descriptive of his position as a fixed individualist and a wavering pantheist as this : — " In your metaphysics you have denied personality to...as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and tiee."2 Whoever would come to the point of view from which all Emerson's self-contradictions are reconciled...
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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1879 - 290 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...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul lias simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you...
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