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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 Natural Speller and Word Book

S. Kupfer - 1890 - 166 pages
...pre sump'tu ous vi'ti a' tion fra i' tion ri dic' u lous viz' ier (yer) XXIV.—DICTATION. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. If you would be a man, speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon balls, and to-morrow...
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Poems, Essays and Fragments

James Thomson - 1892 - 267 pages
...emotions. In your metaphysics you have denied personality to the deity : yet when the devout emotions of the soul come, yield to them heart and life, though...Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee." " Men ask of the immortality of the soul, and the employments of heaven, and so forth. They even dream...
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Words of Reconciliation, Volume 8

1892
...God is Love ; and love is the giving out of good. — Henry Wood, in " God's Image in Man." A FOOLISH consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divinesWith consistency a great soul has nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow...
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The American Scholar: Self-reliance. Compensation

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 pages
...past for judgment into the thousand-eyed5 present, and live ever in a new day. In your metaphysics you have denied personality to the Deity ; yet when...clothe God with shape and color. Leave your theory, as Joseph6 his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little...
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Emerson Year Book: Selections for Every Day in the Year from the Essays of ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 155 pages
...Twenty-fifth. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. August Twenty-sixth. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. August Twenty-eighth. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern...
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The Historical Development of the Jury System

Maximus A. Lesser - 1894 - 274 pages
...forget to reckon with that "foolish consistency," which Emerson (essay on Self-Reliance) stigmatizes as "the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." « So Dean Kitchin (Hist, of France, Enc. Brit. IX.) refers to the leAside from the laissez faire,...
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The Monist, Volume 5

Paul Carus - 1895
...this in his mind that Emerson said : " Suppose you should contradict yourself ; what then? A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do." Remember that the inconsistency Emerson speaks of is that which is the outcome of development. Of this...
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An English Grammar: For the Use of High School, Academy, and College Classes

William Malone Baskervill, James Witt Sewell - 1895 - 349 pages
...water of the urns of other men. 5. A man cannot speak but he judges himself. 6. In your metaphysics you have denied personality to the Deity, yet when...motions of the soul come, yield to them heart and life. 7. I thought that it was a Sunday morning in May ; that it was Easter Sunday, and as yet very early...
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Lectures and Sermons

William James Potter - 1895 - 372 pages
...in the morass of false theological premises. To paraphrase Emerson's sentence, "When the fraternal motions of the soul come, yield to them heart and life, though they should lead Jew, Presbyterian, Mohammedan, Greek, and Catholic to join hands as cobrothers in faith. Leave...
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

1896 - 1178 pages
...homelye raiment drest, Wife Joan and goodman Robin. A. Jolly Robyn-Roughhead. Author unknown. A foolish W t i r x x,ldo x j v w w w w/q j tBt!q x w i. EMERSON — Essays. Self-Reliance. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. • •...
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