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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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Growing Up Red: Outing Red America from the Inside

Tim Schilke - 2005 - 296 pages
...hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines," wrote Emerson in 1841. "With consistency a great soul has simply nothing...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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A River Worth Riding

Lynn Marie Sager - 2005 - 268 pages
...consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen, philosophers and diviners. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to...may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall...Ah, so (without consistency) you shall be misunderstood? Is it so bad then to be misunderstood?...
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Compensation and Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 68 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 with his sha low on the wall, Out upon your guarded lips .' Sew them up with packthread, do. Else if you would...
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Motivational Classics, Volume 1

Tom Walsh - 2007 - 200 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 tomorrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again,...
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American Cultures: Readings in Social and Cultural History

Al Smith - 2007 - 462 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 tomorrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again,...
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American Cultures: Readings in Social and Cultural History

Al Smith - 2007 - 462 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 tomorrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again,...
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Emerson: Political Writings

Kenneth S. Sacks - 2008 - 237 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 tomorrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again,...
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