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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. "
THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR SELF-RELIANCE COMPENSATION - Page 57
by RALPH WALDO EMERSON - 1911
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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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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...yesterday, shall we forget it to-day ? Why should we forget it if some one has injured us ? 14. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Out upon your guarded lips ! Sew them up with packthread, do. Else, if you would be a man, speak what...
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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...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Out upon your guarded lips ! Sew them up with packthread, do. Else, if you would be a man, speak what...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 303 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. Out upon your guarded lips ! Sew them up with packthread, do. Else, if you would be a man, speak what...
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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...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Out upon your guarded lips ! Sew them up with packthread, do ! Else, if you would be a man, speak what...
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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...his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every...
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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...well concern himself 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...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 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...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Out upon your guarded lips! Sew them up with packthread, do. Else, if you would be a man, speak what...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...shape tnd 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...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Out upon your guarded lips! Sew them up with packthread, do. Else, if you would be a man, speak what...
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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...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Out upon your guarded lips! Sew them up with packthread, do. Else, if you would be a man, speak what...
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