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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 Literary History of America

Barrett Wendell - 1900 - 574 Seiten
...Suppose you should contradict yourself : what then ? . . . A foolish consistency is the hobJ goblin 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 the shadow on the wall. Speak what you think...
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A Second Manual of Composition: Designed for Secondary Schools

Edwin Herbert Lewis - 1900 - 579 Seiten
...of honoring the simple word. Note the force of "little" in Emerson's famous sentence : " A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." 1 See pp. 328-329. Note the vigor of the everyday words in a profound remark of the French writer Joubert....
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Essays. 1901

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1901
...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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History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 Seiten
...soul come, yield to them « 1 heart and life, though they should clothe God I 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 shadowon the wall. Speak what you think...
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Introductory Lessons in English Literature: For High Schools and Academies

Israel C. McNeill, Samuel Adams Lynch - 1901 - 376 Seiten
...bring the past for judgment into240 the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the 245 wall. Speak what you think...
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Composition and Rhetoric for Higher Schools

Sara Elizabeth Husted Lockwood, Mary Alice Emerson - 1901 - 470 Seiten
...upon him, — for his name is Francis Ex. 2. [Central idea.] Danger of false consistency. 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 - 1901 - 574 Seiten
...place? Suppose you should contradict yourself: what then ? . . . A foolish consistency is the l1obgoblin 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 the shadow on the wall. Speak what you think...
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Dietetic and Hygienic Gazette, Band 17

1901
...music, theology or political economy, he need not grow rusty if he reads The Literary Digest. A FOor.iSH consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. — Emerson. Betes anb ©ueries. Query 92. The medical journals mention cases of appendicitis occurring...
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So this Then is the Essay on Self-reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 46 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...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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The 13th District: A Story of a Candidate

Brand Whitlock - 1902 - 490 Seiten
...he did not wish the town to know that he smoked cigarettes, "you know what Emerson says: 'A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.' " "Yes, I remember," the wife replied. "We used to read Emerson, didn't we?" Her words breathed regret....
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