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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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A Year with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 231 Seiten
...be associated with him forever, as he urges his reader to strive always for authenticity. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...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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The Outline of Literature Volume Three

John Drinkwater - 2005 - 592 Seiten
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Nineteenth-century Literature Criticism, Band 154

Laurie Lanzen Harris - 1981
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The Soul of Abraham Lincoln as Seen Through His Words and Deeds

Oscar Taylor Corson - 2005 - 260 Seiten
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T. S. Eliot: The Making of an American Poet, 1888Ð1922

2005 - 468 Seiten
..."Self-Reliance" that Emerson also wrote: "Who so would be a man must be a nonconformist." And: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." And: "Insist on yourself; never imitate" (Emerson, SR, 265, 263, 260). We must conclude that had Emerson...
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New "dual Missions" of the Immigration Enforcement Agencies: Hearing Before ...

United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims - 2005 - 75 Seiten
...Customs way. This is not sound public policy. As Ralph Waldo Emerson sagely noted in 1841, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." In essence, what they are trying to do is make everything the same when, in fact, there are major differences...
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Kabbalah and Criticism

Harold Bloom - 2005 - 68 Seiten
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Growing Up Red: Outing Red America from the Inside

Tim Schilke - 2005 - 296 Seiten
...try to appeal to the critical thinking and language skills of the lowest common listener. "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines," wrote Emerson in 1841. "With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern...
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Everyone's Choices: Wisdom, Respect, Success and Happiness

Ralph E. Robinson - 2005 - 192 Seiten
...That quitting was possible at any time. Ralph Waldo Emerson (Self Reliance, essay) stated: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." Dr. Robert Caldini (Arizona State University) calls [the phenomenon of consistency] "mindless consistency,"...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 Seiten
..."Prudence" (1841) 15 But do your thing, and I shall know you. Essays "Self-Reliance" (1841) 16 A foolish simply nothing to do. Essays "Self-Reliance" (1841) 17 To be great is to be misunderstood. Essays "Self-Reliance"...
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