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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. "
Cooper's Journal: Or, Unfettered Thinker and Plain Speaker for Truth ... - Page 135
edited by - 1850
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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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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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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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Essays, First Series

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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Essays [1st ser., ed.] with preface by T. Carlyle

Ralph Waldo [essays] Emerson - 1853
...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 sold has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what...
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The Homes of the New World: Impressions of America, Volume 1

Fredrika Bremer - 1854
...the suffrage of the world. * * * * " A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, ado: ed by little statesmen, and philosophers, and divines....consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. Speik out what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon-balls, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow...
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Seed-grain for Thought and Discussion, Volume 2

Anna Cabot Lowell - 1856
...alone, but bring the past for judgment into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day. . . . With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Emerson. Fear never but you shall be consistent in whatever variety of actions, so they be each honest...
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The Homes of the New World: Impressions of America, Volume 1

Fredrika Bremer - 1858
...your own mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world. '' A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. Speak out what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon-balls, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow...
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