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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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A Speckled Bird

Augusta Jane Evans - 1902 - 426 pages
...Several good reasons I am much too tired to discuss. Don't forget your Emerson, who says ' a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen,' and remember, also, ' a wise man sometimes changes his mind, a fool never.' The bill will not be reported...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
...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...and flee. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of lit* tie minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
...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 color.1 Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency...
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Pennsylvania School Journal, Volume 52

1903
...Emerson's are sure to know him by his PENNSYL VANIA SCHOOL JOURNAL. [FEU, declaration that ' ' a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." ( The confusion is only apparent. The man who said he had a horse who was sixteen feet high, when he...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1903 - 1158 pages
...its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs. Self -Reliance. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. Ibid. To be great is to be misunderstood. ibid. Discontent is the want of self-reliance : it is infirmity...
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Starting points for speakers, preachers, writers, and other thinkers ...

John Horne - 1904
...and final death and disappearance." — Carlyle. is Consistency "A foolish consistency is a Virtue? the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen...consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to - morrow speak what to - morrow thinks in hard words...
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The Essay on Self-reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1905 - 51 pages
...into the thousandeyed present, and live ever in a new day. Trust your emotion. In your metaphysics you have denied personality to the Deity : yet when...to them heart and life, though they should clothe 14 God with shape and color. Leave your theory as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee....
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The Emerson Birthday-book ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1906
...incapacity for useful association, but they want either love or self-reliance. TN your metaphysics you have denied personality to the Deity, yet when...though they should clothe God with shape and color. soul says, Eat ; the body would feast. The soul says, The man and woman shall be one flesh and one...
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Hazel of Heatherland

Mabel Sarah Barnes Grundy - 1906 - 389 pages
...and you say you are consistent." " A lot has happened in a month, Aunt Menelophe," I said. "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do." "Oh!" said Aunt Menelophe. "Yes," I said, "that is from Emerson. Eustace read it to me last night."...
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Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 2

Hugo Münsterberg, Herbert Sidney Langfeld - 1906
...this group of admirers and says, "To be great is to be misunderstood." Yes, he did say, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines;" but he soon adds, "Of one will the actions will be harmonious however unlike they seem." Emerson despises...
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