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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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Unpopular Culture: The Ritual of Complaint in a British Bank

John Weeks - 2004 - 166 pages
...behavior will bring operations grinding to a halt, Emerson's words were never more true: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." Ambiguity and inconsistency are the manager's hammer and sickle. There is an important ambiguity inherent...
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Classic Writings on Poetry

William Harmon - 2003 - 538 pages
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The Passionate Beechers: A Family Saga of Sanctity and Scandal That Changed ...

Samuel Agnew Schreiner - 2003 - 373 pages
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotations: A Concordance of Lustres from Addresses ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2003 - 445 pages
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Emerson's Transcendental Etudes

Stanley Cavell, David Justin Hodge - 2003 - 277 pages
...leaving or reliefor quitting or release or shunning or allowing or deliverance, which is freedom as in "Leave your theory as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee"), together further with something he means by trusting or suffering (as in the image of the traveler...
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Trophic Organization in Coastal Systems

Robert J. Livingston - 2002 - 408 pages
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Emerson's Life in Science: The Culture of Truth

Laura Dassow Walls, John H Bennett Jr Chair of Southern Letters Laura Dassow Walls, Laura Dassow - 2003 - 280 pages
..."Whim." Anticipating objections, he deflates them with one of his best-known oneliners: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines."40 And yet, how inconsistent is Emerson, really? Perhaps there are no inconsistencies if the...
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Spirit of Man, Being Essays from the Times

James Marchant - 2003 - 256 pages
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The Spiritual Emerson: Essential Writings by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 280 pages
...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 litde minds, adored by litde statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul...
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The Character Factor: How We Judge America's Presidents

James P. Pfiffner - 2003 - 224 pages
...US News and World Report, May 10, 1999, p. 10, in the "Washington Whispers" section. 19. "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do." From Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance and Other Essays (New York: Dover Publications, 1993), p. 24....
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