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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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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

1903 - 1158 Seiten
...its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs. Self-Eeliance. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. ibid To be great is to be misunderstood. ibid. Discontent is the want of self-reliance : it is infirmity...
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A Speckled Bird

Augusta Jane Evans - 1902 - 426 Seiten
...Several good reasons I am much too tired to discuss. Don't forget your Emerson, who says ' a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen,' and remember, also, ' a wise man sometimes changes his mind, a fool never.' The bill will not be reported...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
...of the soul come, yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and color.1 Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand...philosophers and divines. *With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to doj He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think...
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A Selection from the Best English Essays Illustrative of the History of ...

Sherwin Cody - 1903 - 415 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: First-second Series, Band 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
...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 lit* tie minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Band 10

Thomas Jefferson - 1903 - 479 Seiten
...regarding that opinion or belief can be nothing short of insanity. Emerson also says 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 the shadow on the wall." There is one sublime...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Band 10

Thomas Jefferson - 1903 - 479 Seiten
...regarding that opinion or belief can be nothing short of insanity. Emerson also says 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 the shadow on the wall." There is one sublime...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature: A Biographical and ..., Band 9

John Clark Ridpath - 1903
...happy, yet did not regret his dissuasion from the battle. — Essay on Heroism. 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 his shadow on the wall. Out upon his guarded...
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How ADR Works

Norman Brand - 2002 - 1112 Seiten
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