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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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Christian Thought, Volume 1

1886
...harmlessly in his teeth. He even transmutes it by his skill into a bouquet and decorates himself with it. " With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. To be great is to be misunderstood." This is of course unanswerable. No doctrine can be safer from...
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The Present Age and Inner Life: Ancient and Modern ..., Volume 49; Volume 435

Andrew Jackson Davis - 1886 - 424 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 to-morrow thinks, in hard words again,...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 396 pages
...little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a j , __ . lY^^ great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well...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, though it contradict every...
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Select Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 351 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 to. morrow thinks in hard words again,...
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The Brotherhood of Letters

John Rogers Rees - 1889 - 271 pages
...Laudor " and the " Gentle Elia " sympathy of a kind existed. Whilst in London, 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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The Natural Speller and Word Book

S. Kupfer - 1890 - 166 pages
...little statesmen and philosophers and 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, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything...
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Words of Reconciliation, Volume 8

1892
...little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divinesWith consistency a great soul has nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with...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, though it contradict everything...
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Poems, Essays and Fragments

James Thomson - 1892 - 267 pages
...is but the lengthened shadow of one man." " A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. 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 word you said to-day." After this, it is scarcely worth while to remark his thorough...
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Poems and Prose

John Christie - 1892 - 219 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 of what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words...
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The Medical Fortnightly, Volumes 9-10

1896
...self-reliant, and tell his own thoughts. As Emerson says, " Else if you would be a man speak what you think in words as hard as cannon-balls, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in words again, though it contradict everything you said today." Above all, speak and claim your own position...
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