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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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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 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...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 Centenary of the Birth of Ralph Waldo Emerson: As Observed in Concord ...

Social Circle in Concord - 1903 - 136 pages
...we are inconsistent, no matter; if we are misunderstood, no matter. " With consistency," he says, " a 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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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 10

Thomas Jefferson - 1903 - 479 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." There is one sublime idea, however, of which Jefferson is the greatest exponent,...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 10

Thomas Jefferson - 1903 - 479 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." There is one sublime idea, however, of which Jefferson is the greatest exponent,...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
...little statesmen and philosophers and divines. *With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to doj 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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The Life of Hugh Price Hughes

Dorothea Price Hughes - 1904 - 679 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 to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything...
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Best Thoughts of Best Thinkers: Amplified, Classified, Exemplified and ...

Hialmer Day Gould, Edward Louis Hessenmueller - 1904 - 643 pages
...The highest function of conservatism is to keep what progressiveness has accomplished. — RH Fulton. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. — Emerson. Inconsistency with past views or conduct may be but a mark of increasing knowledge and...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1904 - 324 pages
...consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. 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 to-morrow thinks in hard words again,...
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Truth and Freedom

Thomas Hebblewhite - 1904 - 887 pages
...is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude," ' ' 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 tomorrow thinks in hard words again,...
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A History of Literature in America

Barrett Wendell, Chester Noyes Greenough - 1904 - 443 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 whal tomorrow thinks...
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