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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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Ralph Waldo Emerson: His Life, Writings, and Philosophy

George Willis Cooke - 1881 - 390 pages
...they permit the soul to speak out its own deep sentiments of affection and trust. "In your metaphysics you have denied personality to the Deity ; yet when...though they should clothe God with shape and color." 3 The theory is nothing, but it is every thing to yield the soul supremely to the love of God. We are...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Philosopher and Poet

Alfred Hudson Guernsey - 1881 - 327 pages
...present, and live ever in a new day. In your metaphysics you have denied personality tp the Deity ; and yet when the devout motions of the soul come, yield to them with heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and color. Leave your theory, as Joseph...
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The Collected Works of Theodore Parker: Critical writings

Theodore Parker - 1865
...51 — 52. Hence a man must be true to his present conviction, careless of consistency : " A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soiil has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Out upon...
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The works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...the past for judgment into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day. In your metaphysics you have denied personality to the Deity; yet when...life, though they should clothe God with shape and colour. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency...
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Works

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...the past for judgment into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day. In your metaphysics ociety colour. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson: A Paper Read Before the New York Genealogical and ...

William Hague - 1884 - 31 pages
...puts the central thought of his teaching in a short preceptive sentence, thus: " In your metaphysics you have denied personality to the Deity ; yet when...though they should clothe God with shape and color." This is an apt expression of the interior spirit of that Alexandrian Neo-Platonism, represented by...
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The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 11

James Andrew Corcoran, Patrick John Ryan, Edmond Francis Prendergast - 1886
...if you ask me how I dare say so, I am the most helpless of mortal men." He tells them : " A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again,...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 396 pages
...into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day. Trust your emotion. 1 In your metaphysics you have denied personality to the Deity: yet when...statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a j , __ . lY^^ great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on...
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Select Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 351 pages
...the past for judgment into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day. In your metaphysics you have denied personality to the Deity : yet when...life, though they should clothe God with shape and colour. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency...
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The Brotherhood of Letters

John Rogers Rees - 1889 - 271 pages
...conduct in this direction was certoinly a brilliant commentary on the words of Emerson : "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and adds : " He was conscious of his own infirmity of temper, and told me he saw few persons, because he...
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