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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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Special Section, Shakespeare and Montaigne Revisited

Graham Bradshaw, T. G. Bishop, Peter Holbrook - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 405 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" ("Self-Reliance" (1841), Selected Essays, 183). 21. In the present set of essays, for instance, Lars...
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Laws of Nature: Excerpts from the Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Walt McLaughlin - American essays - 2006 - 81 pages
...belongs to no other time or place, but is the centre of things. Where he is, there is nature. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds., adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. Before a leaf-bud has burst, its whole life acts; in the full-blown flower there is no more; in the...
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Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Andrew Epstein - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 376 pages
...truth a falsehood tomorrow, is the root of that "foolish consistency" Emerson famously castigates as the "hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines" (EL, 265). "Suppose you should contradict yourself; what then?" Emerson asks, previewing Whitman's...
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American Cultures: Readings in Social and Cultural History

Al Smith - 2007 - 462 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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Motivational Classics, Volume 1

Tom Walsh - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2007 - 200 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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American Cultures: Readings in Social and Cultural History

Al Smith - 2007 - 462 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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ActionScript 3.0 Programming: Overview, Getting Started, and Examples of New ...

William Sanders - Computers - 2007 - 74 pages
...StyleSheet and HTML text and using a Text Format instance with regular text. OREILLT Shortcuts A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. Ralph Waldo Emerson Figure 6. Text displayed using a StyleSheet and HTML text...
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Power Prevails: A Self-Transformation Manifesto

Brad Castro - Self-Help - 2007 - 104 pages
...perhaps, produces a varied character, not a uniform one. In Self-Reliance, Emerson writes, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do." And near the end of Song of Myself, Whitman adds: Do I contradict myself? Very...
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Emerson and Eros: The Making of a Cultural Hero

Len Gougeon - Literary Criticism - 2012 - 278 pages
...fear of contradiction leads to a petty concern for consistency at all cost. For Emerson, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." 60 The hero possesses a wisdom that derives from the unconscious, the realm of the "eternal One." "We...
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The Letters to Philemon, the Colossians, and the Ephesians: A Socio ...

Ben Witherington - Religion - 2007 - 382 pages
...flagrant immorality.2 It was the great American Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson who said "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." Doubtless he was right, but in fact impartiality and fairness to all are not small virtues. All sin...
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