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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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Ars Quatuor Coronatorum: Being the Transactions of the Quatuor ..., Volume 6

1893
...writer observes, and the advice he tenders is as happily conceived as it is forcibly expressed: — " Speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon-balls,...to-morrow thinks, in hard words again ; though it contradicts everything you have said to-day."* Nearly ten years have elapsed, since 1 described, to...
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Emerson Year Book: Selections for Every Day in the Year from the Essays of ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 155 pages
...hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. August Twenty-eighth. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. August Twenty-ninth. Men imagine that they communicate their virtue or vice only by overt actions,...
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The American Scholar: Self-reliance. Compensation

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 pages
...adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has sirmply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard7 words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow 1 Feminine, because decorous...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1894 - 322 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...man, speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon balls, and to-niorrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict...
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Denver Medical Times: Utah Medical Journal. Nevada Medicine, Volume 14

1894
...consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to...the wall. Out upon your guarded lips! Sew them up withpock thread, do. Else if you would be a man speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon...
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Ethics of Literature

John A. Kersey - 1894 - 572 pages
...however startles us with his own consistency, in openly rejecting all consistency. He exclaims — "With consistency a great soul has simply nothing...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. * * * To be great is to be misunderstood." If the converse of this last proposition — to be misunderstood...
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Anniversary Addresses

Samuel Colcord Bartlett - 1894 - 517 pages
...when Emerson extravagantly wrote : " I hope we have heard the last of conformity and consisten.cy. 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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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

Maturin Murray Ballou - 1894 - 579 pages
...or nonsensiralities flat enough to have raised contempt in Jerry Sneak ! — Whipple. CONSISTENCY. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himwlf with his shadow on the wall. — Emerson. CONSOLATION. One should never be very forward in offering...
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Select American Classics: Being Selections from Irving's Sketch Book and ...

1896
...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 hard7 words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow 1 Feminine, because decorous...
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Literary Interpretations, Or, A Guide to the Teaching and Reading of ...

1896 - 204 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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