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" In your metaphysies you have denied personality to the Deity : yet when the devout motions of the soul come, yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and color. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot,... "
Essays: First series - Page 52
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 343 pages
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The Valley of the Second Sons: Letters of Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell, a ...

Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell - 2004 - 567 pages
...don't exactly go that far with him, are interesting: 'A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds, 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...
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Questions from the Bench

Douglas S. Lavine - 2004 - 199 pages
...their own set of rules. As Ralph Waldo Emerson stated in his famous essay, Self-Reliance: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." I hope nobody reading this book will conclude that I believe my suggestions and advice are written...
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Apostles of Rock: The Splintered World of Contemporary Christian Music

Jay R. Howard - 1999 - 299 pages
...thinkers like Camp and Styll for their inconsistency — in the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines"70 — but rather to point out the problematic nature of determining how in fact the term "ministry"...
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Compensation and Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 68 pages
...into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day. Trust your emotion. In your metaphysics you have denied personality to the Deity, yet when...with shape and color. Leave your theory, as Joseph Ms coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,...
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A Year with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 231 pages
...overlook the old. Trust your emotion. If perchance you say in a metaphysical analysis I cannot concede personality to the Deity, yet when the devout motions of the soul come, yield to them heart & soul if they should clothe God with garments of shape and color. Blind men in Rome complained that...
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Growing Up Red: Outing Red America from the Inside

Tim Schilke - 2005 - 296 pages
...try to appeal to the critical thinking and language skills of the lowest common listener. "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines," wrote Emerson in 1841. "With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern...
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Everyone's Choices: Wisdom, Respect, Success and Happiness

Ralph E. Robinson - 2005 - 192 pages
...That quitting was possible at any time. Ralph Waldo Emerson (Self Reliance, essay) stated: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." Dr. Robert Caldini (Arizona State University) calls [the phenomenon of consistency] "mindless consistency,"...
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New "dual Missions" of the Immigration Enforcement Agencies: Hearing Before ...

United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims - 2005 - 75 pages
...Customs way. This is not sound public policy. As Ralph Waldo Emerson sagely noted in 1841, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." In essence, what they are trying to do is make everything the same when, in fact, there are major differences...
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T. S. Eliot: The Making of an American Poet, 1888Ð1922

2005 - 468 pages
..."Self-Reliance" that Emerson also wrote: "Who so would be a man must be a nonconformist." And: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." And: "Insist on yourself; never imitate" (Emerson, SR, 265, 263, 260). We must conclude that had Emerson...
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Special Section, Shakespeare and Montaigne Revisited

Graham Bradshaw, T. G. Bishop, Peter Holbrook - 2006 - 405 pages
...(Paris: Societe Francaise Shakespeare, 2003), 206, 207, 208. 20. Cf. Emerson: "In your metaphysics you have denied personality to the Deity, yet when...Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee" ("Self-Reliance" (1841), Selected Essays, 183). 21. In the present set of essays, for instance, Lars...
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