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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 - Page 487
by Monthly literary register - 1841
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Words of Reconciliation, Volume 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 pages
...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 pages
...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, Volume 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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The Historical Development of the Jury System

Maximus A. Lesser - 1894 - 274 pages
...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, Volume 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 pages
...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 pages
...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 pages
...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, Volume 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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