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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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Dietetic and Hygienic Gazette, Volume 17

Nutrition - 1901
...music, theology or political economy, he need not grow rusty if he reads The Literary Digest. A FOor.iSH consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. — Emerson. Betes anb ©ueries. Query 92. The medical journals mention cases of appendicitis occurring...
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So this Then is the Essay on Self-reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Self-reliance - 1902 - 46 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...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 13th District: A Story of a Candidate

Brand Whitlock - Legislators - 1902 - 490 pages
...he did not wish the town to know that he smoked cigarettes, "you know what Emerson says: 'A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.' " "Yes, I remember," the wife replied. "We used to read Emerson, didn't we?" Her words breathed regret....
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

Quotations - 1903 - 1158 pages
...its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs. Self-Eeliance. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. ibid To be great is to be misunderstood. ibid. Discontent is the want of self-reliance : it is infirmity...
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A Speckled Bird

Augusta Jane Evans - American fiction - 1902 - 426 pages
...Several good reasons I am much too tired to discuss. Don't forget your Emerson, who says ' a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen,' and remember, also, ' a wise man sometimes changes his mind, a fool never.' The bill will not be reported...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
...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...philosophers and divines. *With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to doj He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think...
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A Selection from the Best English Essays Illustrative of the History of ...

Sherwin Cody - English essays - 1903 - 415 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 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 - American essays - 1903
...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...and flee. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of lit* tie minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 10

Thomas Jefferson - History - 1903 - 479 pages
...regarding that opinion or belief can be nothing short of insanity. Emerson also says that "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 the shadow on the wall." There is one sublime...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 10

Thomas Jefferson - History - 1903 - 479 pages
...regarding that opinion or belief can be nothing short of insanity. Emerson also says that "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 the shadow on the wall." There is one sublime...
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