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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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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1879 - 290 pages
...minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul lias simply nothing to do. He may as 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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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Philosopher and Poet

Alfred Hudson Guernsey - 1881 - 327 pages
...adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has little or nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now, in hard words ; and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks, in hard words...
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Development of English Literature and Language

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1882
...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 to-morrow thinks in hard words again,...
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Emerson's Complete Works: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...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 to-morrow thinks in hard words again,...
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Complete Works

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1900
...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 to-morrow thinks in hard words again,...
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Works

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...consistency is the hobpoblin of little minds, adored by little states nen and philosophers and divines. Speak what you think now in hard words and to-morrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again,...
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Emerson's complete works [ed. by J.E. Cabot]. Riverside ed, Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884
...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 to-morrow thinks in hard words again,...
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Complete Rhetoric

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1885 - 346 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...cannon-balls, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks, in words as hard again — though it contradict everything you said to-day. ' Ah, then,' exclaimed the...
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Complete Rhetoric

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1885 - 346 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...pack-thread — -do. Else, if you would be a man. speak what yon think to-day in words as hard as cannon-balls, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks, in words...
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Complete Rhetoric

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1885 - 346 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...wall. Out upon your guarded lips. Sew them up with pack-thread—do. Else, if you would be a man, speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon-balls,...
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