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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. "
Select Essays and Poems - Page 38
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1898 - 120 pages
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1841
...shape and colour. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has (imply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Out upon your guarded...
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The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register

1841
...and colour. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. " A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...man, speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon-balls, and to morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
...shape and colour. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...man, speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon-balls, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every...
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 54

1851
...whether what he is saying now may not contradict what he said five minutes ago. Hence his advice : " With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to...man, speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannonballs, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...shape and color. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the.hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again,...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...shape and colour. Leave your theory as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...with his shadow on the wall. Out upon your guarded lipsl Sew them up with packthread, do. Else, if you would be a man, speak what you think to-day in...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...shape and colour. Leave youi theory as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...man, speak what you think to-day in words as hard as camion balls, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every...
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Cooper's Journal: Or, Unfettered Thinker and Plain Speaker for Truth ...

Thomas Cooper - 1850
...Pobli« Meeting of the Elocution Class. THINKINGS, FROM RALPH 'WALDO EMERSON. CONSISTENCY. — A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...man, speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannonballs, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything...
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Cooper's Journal: Or, Unfettered Thinker and Plain Speaker for Truth ...

Thomas Cooper - 1850 - 476 pages
...Wheeler. THINKINGS, FROM RALPH ~,WALDO EMEBSON. CONSISTENCY. — A foolish consistency is the hohgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen, and philosophers,...Sew them up with packthread, do ; else, if you would he a man, speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannonballs, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...shape and color. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again,...
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