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" A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. "
The Essay on Self-reliance - Page 15
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1905 - 51 pages
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Biology, with preludes on current events. Repr

Joseph Cook - 1879
...of the soul come, yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and colour. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and tiee."2 Whoever would come to the point of view from which all Emerson's self-contradictions are reconciled...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Philosopher and Poet

Alfred Hudson Guernsey - 1881 - 327 pages
...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...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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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Philosopher and Poet

Alfred Hudson Guernsey - 1881 - 340 pages
...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 his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flea^, JjtA. foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers...
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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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Works

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...of the soul come, yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and colour. qC hobpoblin of little minds, adored by little states nen and philosophers and divines. With consistency...
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The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 11

James Andrew Corcoran, Patrick John Ryan, Edmond Francis Prendergast - 1886 - 808 pages
...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 - 408 pages
...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...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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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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The Natural Speller and Word Book

S. Kupfer - 1890 - 184 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
...when the devout emotions 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, 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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