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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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The Historical Development of the Jury System

Maximus A. Lesser - 1894 - 274 Seiten
...forget to reckon with that "foolish consistency," which Emerson (essay on Self-Reliance) stigmatizes as "the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." « So Dean Kitchin (Hist, of France, Enc. Brit. IX.) refers to the leAside from the laissez faire,...
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The Monist, Band 5

Paul Carus - 1895
...this in his mind that Emerson said : " Suppose you should contradict yourself ; what then? A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do." Remember that the inconsistency Emerson speaks of is that which is the outcome...
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Literary Interpretations, Or, A Guide to the Teaching and Reading of ...

1896 - 204 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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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

1896 - 1178 Seiten
...homelye raiment drest, Wife Joan and goodman Robin. A. Jolly Robyn-Roughhead. Author unknown. A foolish W t i r x x,ldo x j v w w w w/q j tBt!q x w i. EMERSON — Essays. Self-Reliance. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. • •...
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A Manual of Ethics

John Stuart Mackenzie - 1897 - 471 Seiten
...this aim. He may say, with Emerson,2 "Suppose you should contradict yourself; what then ? " "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. "3 Such imperatives as these, therefore, are merely hypothetical.'* They apply...
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The Columbian Cyclopedia, Band 10

1897
...loth to disappoint them. . . . Suppose you should contradict yourselves— what then ? . . . A feolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has little or nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you...
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Emerson, Band 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1899
...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

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1899 - 402 Seiten
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A Literary History of America

Barrett Wendell - 1900 - 574 Seiten
...in this or that public place? Suppose you should contradict yourself : what then ? . . . 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 the shadow on the wall. Speak what you think...
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A Literary History of America

Barrett Wendell - 1900 - 574 Seiten
...in this or that public place ? Suppose you should contradict yourself : what then ? . . . A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great souV has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with the shadow on the wall. Speak what...
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