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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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Less is More: Teaching Literature with Short Texts, Grades 6-12

Kimberly Campbell - Education - 2007 - 222 pages
...Publishers. All rights reserved. No reproduction without written permission from publisher. "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." Students noted the quotes listed above as lines that struck them in this essay. They wanted to know...
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Factory Lives: Four Nineteenth-Century Working-Class Autobiographies

James R. Simmons, Jr - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 498 pages
...Coupar Angus. 3 Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82), American essayist, philosopher, and poet. "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines" is from the essay "SelfReliance" (Essays, 1841). 4 "mountain dew"] any whiskey, but especially illegally...
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Emerson: Political Writings

Kenneth S. Sacks - Political Science - 2008 - 237 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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Always On : Language in an Online and Mobile World: Language in an Online ...

Naomi S. Baron Professor of Linguistics American University - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2008 - 304 pages
...this transformation see Baron 2000, chapter 5. 11. See, for example, Kakutani 2002. 12. "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, Essays, "Self-Reliance.") 13. Baron 2000. 14. Dave Barry,...
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