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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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Johnson. Select works, ed. with intr. and notes by A. Milnes. Lives of ...

Samuel Johnson - 1879
...perfect consistency is possible only to the narrowest mind and the feeblest understanding. ' 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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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Philosopher and Poet

Alfred Hudson Guernsey - 1881 - 327 pages
...the soul come, yield to them with 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 little or nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Philosopher and Poet

Alfred Hudson Guernsey - 1881 - 327 pages
...the soul come, yield to them with 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 flea^, JjtA. foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers...
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Development of English Literature and Language

Alfred Hix Welsh - English language - 1882
...memory scare you from the pursuit of truth, which is many-sided ? Dwell ever in a new day: '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 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 soiil has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Out upon...
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The works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...memory, but to bring the past for judgment into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day. In your metaphysics you have denied personality to...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

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...memory, but to bring the past for judgment into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day. In your metaphysics you have denied personality to...the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency is the hobpoblin of little minds, adored by little states nen and philosophers and divines. With consistency...
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Complete Works

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1900
...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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Emerson's Complete Works: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...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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Emerson's complete works [ed. by J.E. Cabot]. Riverside ed, Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884
...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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