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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. "
Twelve Essays - Page 48
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1841
...come, yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and colour. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot,...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
...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. 12. Why are people afraid of seeming inconsistent ? 13. How does E. picture the man who fears to be...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...though they should clothe God with shape and color. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the.hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency is...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

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...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,...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
...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,...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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Cooper's Journal: Or, Unfettered Thinker and Plain Speaker for ..., Volume 1

Thomas Cooper - 1850 - 476 pages
...Public Meeting of the Elocution Class. THINKINGS, FROM RALPITWALDO EMERSON. CONSISTENCY. — 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 [1st ser., ed.] with preface by T. Carlyle

Ralph Waldo [essays] Emerson - 1853
...come, yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and colour. Leave your theory as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot,...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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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1852 - 333 pages
...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,...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall.^ Speak what you think r> now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again,...
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