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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. "
The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository - Page 550
1851
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Cooper's Journal: Or, Unfettered Thinker and Plain Speaker for Truth ...

Thomas Cooper - 1850 - 476 pages
...consistency is the hohgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen, and philosophers, and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to...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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Cooper's Journal: Or, Unfettered Thinker and Plain Speaker for ..., Volume 1

Thomas Cooper - 1850 - 476 pages
...adored by little statesmen, and philosophers, and divines. With consistency a great soul has »imply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with...lips ! Sew them up with packthread, do ; else, if yon would be a man, speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannonballs, and to-morrow speak...
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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to...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
...consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to...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
...little minds, adored by little statesmen and 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 you think now in words as hard as cannon-balls, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks...
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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 Lutheran Home Journal, Volume 3

1858
...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. THE MUSIC OF TILE CHURCH. IT is well known that the Home Journal admits no controversy....
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The Somersetshire Dialect: Its Pronunciation. Two Papers Read Before the ...

Thomas Spencer Baynes - 1861 - 50 pages
...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 about his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow...
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The Collected Works of ... P. ...

Theodore Parker - 1864
...hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With cousistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well...Else, if you would be a 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,...
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Philosophy as absolute science, founded in the universal laws of being, by E ...

Ephraim Langdon Frothingham - 1864
...divines. With consistency, a great soul has simply nothing to do. If you would be a man, speak*what you think to-day, in words as hard as cannon-balls...what to-morrow thinks, in hard words again, though it contradicts every thing you said to-day. I hope in these days we have heard the last of consistency....
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