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" A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. "
Essays - Página 52
por Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 páginas
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A Literary History of America

Barrett Wendell - 1900 - 604 páginas
...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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A Second Manual of Composition: Designed for Secondary Schools

Edwin Herbert Lewis - 1900 - 620 páginas
...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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History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 206 páginas
...they should clothe God I with shape and color. Leave your theory, \ as Joseph his coat, in the hand of the harlot, \ and flee. \ A foolish consistency...nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadowon the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words and to-morrow speak what tomorrow thinks...
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Composition and Rhetoric for Higher Schools

Sara Elizabeth Husted Lockwood, Mary Alice Emerson - 1901 - 486 páginas
...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...nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with the shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow...
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A Literary History of America

Barrett Wendell - 1901 - 610 páginas
...place? Suppose you should contradict yourself: what then ? . . . A foolish consistency is the l1obgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers...nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with the shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words and to-morrow speak what tomorrow thinks...
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Introductory Lessons in English Literature: For High Schools and Academies

Israel C. McNeill, Samuel Adams Lynch - 1901 - 398 páginas
...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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Dietetic and Hygienic Gazette, Volume 17

1901 - 780 páginas
...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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Every Day with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 110 páginas
...private opinion, and when it shall be a private opinion again, it will solve the problem of the age. tton consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow o,. the wall. SelfKeliance UOR everything you have missed you have gained something else; and for everything...
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Every Day with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 294 páginas
...shall be a private opinion again, it will solve the problem of the age. History J/i'linmnj tiim \S^ITH consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadowon the wall. n ,,- „ ,. Self Reliance Jfr hruaru. tljrr* pOR everything you have missed you...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

1903 - 1186 páginas
...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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