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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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The 13th District: A Story of a Candidate

Brand Whitlock - 1902 - 502 páginas
...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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A Speckled Bird

Augusta Jane Evans - 1902 - 442 páginas
...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 Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 10

Thomas Jefferson - 1903 - 504 páginas
...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...nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with the shadow on the wall." There is one sublime idea, however, of which Jefferson is the greatest exponent,...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 10

Thomas Jefferson - 1903 - 504 páginas
...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...nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with the shadow on the wall." There is one sublime idea, however, of which Jefferson is the greatest exponent,...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903 - 460 páginas
...though they should clothe God with shape and color.1 Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency is...*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 now in hard words...
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Essays: First-second Series, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903 - 486 páginas
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Pennsylvania School Journal, Volume 52

1903 - 668 páginas
...Emerson's are sure to know him by his PENNSYL VANIA SCHOOL JOURNAL. [FEU, declaration that ' ' a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." ( The confusion is only apparent. The man who said he had a horse who was sixteen feet high, when he...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1903 - 1188 páginas
...its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs. Self -Reliance. 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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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903 - 464 páginas
...though they should clothe God with shape and color.* Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, 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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A History of Literature in America

Barrett Wendell, Chester Noyes Greenough - 1904 - 474 páginas
...stated in this or that public place? Suppose you should contradict yourself: what then? ... 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 tomorrow thinks...
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