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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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A Literary History of America

Barrett Wendell - 1900 - 574 pages
...in this or that public place? Suppose you should contradict yourself : what then ? . . . A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with the shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words and to-morrow speak what tomorrow thinks...
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A Literary History of America

Barrett Wendell - 1900 - 574 pages
...Suppose you should contradict yourself : what then ? . . . A foolish consistency is the hobJ goblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers...nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with the shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words and to-morrow speak what tomorrow thinks...
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A Literary History of America

Barrett Wendell - 1900 - 574 pages
...in this or that public place? 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. Ha may as well concern himself with the shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words...
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A Literary History of America

Barrett Wendell - 1900 - 574 pages
...in this or that public place ? Suppose you should contradict yourself : what then ? . . . A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great souV has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with the shadow on the wall. Speak what...
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A Second Manual of Composition: Designed for Secondary Schools

Edwin Herbert Lewis - 1900 - 579 pages
...of honoring the simple word. Note the force of "little" in Emerson's famous sentence : " A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." 1 See pp. 328-329. Note the vigor of the everyday words in a profound remark of the French writer Joubert....
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History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 pages
.../ vout motions of the soul come, yield to them « 1 heart and life, though they should clothe God I with shape and color. Leave your theory, \ as Joseph...nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadowon the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words and to-morrow speak what tomorrow thinks...
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Composition and Rhetoric for Higher Schools

Sara Elizabeth Husted Lockwood, Mary Alice Emerson - 1901 - 470 pages
...upon him, — for his name is Francis Ex. 2. [Central idea.] Danger of false consistency. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with the shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow...
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A Literary History of America

Barrett Wendell - 1901 - 574 pages
...place? Suppose you should contradict yourself: what then ? . . . A foolish consistency is the l1obgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers...nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with the shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words and to-morrow speak what tomorrow thinks...
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Introductory Lessons in English Literature: For High Schools and Academies

Israel C. McNeill, Samuel Adams Lynch - 1901 - 376 pages
...bring the past for judgment into240 the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the 245 wall. Speak what you think...
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Dietetic and Hygienic Gazette, Volume 17

1901
...music, theology or political economy, he need not grow rusty if he reads The Literary Digest. A FOor.iSH consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. — Emerson. Betes anb ©ueries. Query 92. The medical journals mention cases of appendicitis occurring...
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