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" A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now... "
The Monthly magazine - Seite 487
von Monthly literary register - 1841
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Emerson's Transcendental Etudes

Stanley Cavell, David Justin Hodge - 2003 - 277 Seiten
...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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Congress: Games and Strategies

Stephen E. Frantzich, Steven E. Schier - 2002 - 334 Seiten
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Trophic Organization in Coastal Systems

Robert J. Livingston - 2002 - 408 Seiten
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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 Seiten
..."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 Seiten
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Essays and Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 521 Seiten
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Essays Series 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 252 Seiten
...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...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think...
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Essays and English Traits: Harvard Classics 1909

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 500 Seiten
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The Spiritual Emerson: Essential Writings by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 280 Seiten
...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...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 Seiten
...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...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do." From Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance and Other Essays (New York: Dover Publications,...
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