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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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History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 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 shadowon the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words and to-morrow speak what tomorrow thinks...
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Composition and Rhetoric for Higher Schools

Sara Elizabeth Husted Lockwood, Mary Alice Emerson - 1901 - 470 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 the shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow...
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Introductory Lessons in English Literature: For High Schools and Academies

Israel C. McNeill, Samuel Adams Lynch - 1901 - 376 pages
...little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the 245 wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard...
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So this Then is the Essay on Self-reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 46 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-morrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every...
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Failures of Vegetarianism

Eustace Miles - 1902 - 202 pages
...hobgoblin of small minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency the great soul has 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 to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again,...
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Every Day with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 99 pages
...private opinion, and when it shall be a private opinion again, it will solve the problem of the age. tton consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow o,. the wall. SelfKeliance UOR everything you have missed you have gained something else; and for everything...
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Every Day with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 99 pages
...shall be a private opinion again, it will solve the problem of the age. History J/i'linmnj tiim \S^ITH consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadowon the wall. n ,,- „ ,. Self Reliance Jfr hruaru. tljrr* pOR everything you have missed you...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
...here the version of the first edition with a ruder vigor, more adapted to delivery in the Lyceum. " With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to...if you would be a man, speak what you think to-day 3n words as hard as cannon-balls, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature: A Biographical and ..., Volume 9

John Clark Ridpath - 1903
...consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to...concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Out upon his guarded lips ! Sew them up with pack-thread. Else, if you would be a man, speak what you think...
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A Selection from the Best English Essays Illustrative of the History of ...

Sherwin Cody - 1903 - 415 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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