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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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Select Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 351 Seiten
...memory, but to bring the past for judgment into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day. In your metaphysics you have denied personality to...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: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 396 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 of...statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a j , __ . lY^^ great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on...
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The Brotherhood of Letters

John Rogers Rees - 1889 - 271 Seiten
...conduct in this direction was certoinly a brilliant commentary on the words of Emerson : "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and adds : " He was conscious of his own infirmity of temper, and told me he saw few persons, because he...
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The Natural Speller and Word Book

S. Kupfer - 1890 - 166 Seiten
...pre sump'tu ous vi'ti a' tion fra i' tion ri dic' u lous viz' ier (yer) XXIV.—DICTATION. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. If you would be a man, speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon...
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Poems and Prose

John Christie - 1892 - 219 Seiten
...fingers most vigorously. At least we find him saying in his essay on " Self-reliance" that " 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 of what you...
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Poems, Essays and Fragments

James Thomson - 1892 - 267 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 of the harlot, and flee." " Men ask of the immortality of the soul, and the employments of heaven, and so forth. They even dream...
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Words of Reconciliation, Band 8

1892
...God is Love ; and love is the giving out of good. — Henry Wood, in " God's Image in Man." A FOOLISH consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divinesWith consistency a great soul has nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow...
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The American Scholar: Self-reliance. Compensation

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 Seiten
...them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and color. Leave your theory, as Joseph6 his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has sirmply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think...
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Emerson Year Book: Selections for Every Day in the Year from the Essays of ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 155 Seiten
...Twenty-fifth. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. August Twenty-sixth. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. August Twenty-eighth. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern...
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Denver Medical Times: Utah Medical Journal. Nevada Medicine, Band 14

1894
...accused of inconsistency, or some of those who have many enemies, may read the following: "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. Out upon your guarded...
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