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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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Aldous Huxley: A Quest for Values

Milton Birnbaum - 230 Seiten
...reader may expect quite regularly. In this respect, Huxley shares Emerson's belief that "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." Let us not add "educators" as well to this unholy Emersonian trinity. VII THE SOCIETAL SELF There are...
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Special Section, Shakespeare and Montaigne Revisited

Graham Bradshaw, T. G. Bishop, Peter Holbrook - 2006 - 405 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" ("Self-Reliance" (1841), Selected Essays, 183). 21. In the present set of essays, for instance, Lars...
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American Theocracy Unpacked: Arguments Disassembled, Implications Explored ...

W. Frederick Zimmerman - 2007 - 188 Seiten
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The Oxford Book of American Poetry

David Lehman, John Brehm - 2006 - 1132 Seiten
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Design of Straw Bale Buildings: The State of the Art

Bruce King, Mark Aschheim - 2006 - 260 Seiten
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Laws of Nature: Excerpts from the Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Walt McLaughlin - 2006 - 81 Seiten
...belongs to no other time or place, but is the centre of things. Where he is, there is nature. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds., adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. Before a leaf-bud has burst, its whole life acts; in the full-blown flower there is no more; in the...
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Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Andrew Epstein - 2006 - 376 Seiten
...truth a falsehood tomorrow, is the root of that "foolish consistency" Emerson famously castigates as the "hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines" (EL, 265). "Suppose you should contradict yourself; what then?" Emerson asks, previewing Whitman's...
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American Cultures: Readings in Social and Cultural History

Al Smith - 2007 - 462 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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Motivational Classics, Band 1

Tom Walsh - 2007 - 200 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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American Cultures: Readings in Social and Cultural History

Al Smith - 2007 - 462 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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