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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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Every Day with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 110 pages
...private opinion, and when it shall be a private opinion again, it will solve the problem of the age. tton consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow o,. the wall. SelfKeliance UOR everything you have missed you have gained something else; and for everything...
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Every Day with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 294 pages
...shall be a private opinion again, it will solve the problem of the age. History J/i'linmnj tiim \S^ITH consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadowon the wall. n ,,- „ ,. Self Reliance Jfr hruaru. tljrr* pOR everything you have missed you...
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The 13th District: A Story of a Candidate

Brand Whitlock - 1902 - 490 pages
...he did not wish the town to know that he smoked cigarettes, "you know what Emerson says: 'A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.' " "Yes, I remember," the wife replied. "We used to read Emerson, didn't we?" Her words breathed regret....
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

1903 - 1186 pages
...its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs. Self-Eeliance. 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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A Speckled Bird

Augusta Jane Evans - 1902 - 442 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 - 460 pages
...of the soul come, yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and color.1 Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand...*With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to doj He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 10

Thomas Jefferson - 1903
...regarding that opinion or belief can be nothing short of insanity. Emerson also says that "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." There is one sublime idea, however, of which Jefferson is the greatest exponent,...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 10

Thomas Jefferson - 1903 - 479 pages
...regarding that opinion or belief can be nothing short of insanity. Emerson also says that "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." There is one sublime idea, however, of which Jefferson is the greatest exponent,...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
...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...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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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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