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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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Essays and Miscellanies, Volume 2

Joseph Smith Auerbach - 1914
...not all of it can fairly be so characterized. Emerson said in his essay on Self -Reliance: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines"; and no one can read that noble essay into which he has put the enthusiasm of a great soul, without...
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The Lord's Prayer: A Vision of To-day, a Series of Essays

Henry Harrison Brown - 1914 - 223 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 hands of the harlot, and flee." I shall attempt first of all to find what Truth is in the Prayer and...
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Readings from American Literature: A Textbook for Schools and Colleges

Mary Edwards Calhoun, Emma Lenore MacAlarney - 1915 - 635 pages
...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...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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Emerson's Essays on Manners, Self-reliance, Compensation, Nature, Friendship

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1915 - 200 pages
...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 10 harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen...
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On the Writing of English

George Townsend Warner - 1915 - 158 pages
...march ; yea, and the care of it sometimes loseth or disturbeth the victory. BACON'S ESSAYS. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. EMERSON'S ESSAYS. 20. NA WALTON ESSAY "A FROSTY MORNING" [Hitherto we have had extracts from authors...
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Minnesota Editorial Association Convention Proceedings ..., Volumes 49-55

1915
...consistency that is worth while is the consistency of endeavor in seeking the truth. Emerson: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. If you would be a man, speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon balls, and tomorrow speak...
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The Life of William McKinley,

Charles Sumner Olcott - 1916 - 456 pages
...degree by the most enlightened public sentiment, makes a poor public servant. Emerson says, " A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do." McKinley was not one of those who allow consistency to "scare them from their self-trust." If he made...
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An American Bible

Alice Hubbard - 1918 - 372 pages
...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, and flee s» s» <I He who confronts the gods, without any misgiving, knows Heaven s» s* A FOOLISH consistency...
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World Facts and America's Responsibility

Cornelius Howard Patton - 1919 - 236 pages
...compulsion of a world situation which no human mind could have foreseen. Emerson's saying, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines," brought comforting reflections to many. This humble-mindedness was more creditable to our spirit than...
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A History of American Literature

Percy Holmes Boynton - 1919 - 528 pages
...in this or that public place ? Suppose you should contradict yourself ; what then ? . . . A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. This sort of balancing of his views of independence is to be found in an essay of thirty years later...
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