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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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Readings from American Literature: A Textbook for Schools and Colleges

Mary Edwards Calhoun, Emma Leonora MacAlarney - 1915 - 670 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...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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On the Writing of English

George Townsend Warner - 1915 - 196 páginas
...march ; yea, and the care of it sometimes loseth or disturbeth the victory. BACON'S ESSAYS. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. EMERSON'S ESSAYS. 20. NA WALTON ESSAY "A FROSTY MORNING" [Hitherto we have had extracts from authors...
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Minnesota Editorial Association Convention Proceedings ..., Volumes 49-55

1915 - 636 páginas
...consistency that is worth while is the consistency of endeavor in seeking the truth. Emerson: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. If you would be a man, speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon balls, and tomorrow speak...
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The Life of William McKinley,

Charles Sumner Olcott - 1916 - 456 páginas
...degree by the most enlightened public sentiment, makes a poor public servant. Emerson says, " A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do." McKinley was not one of those who allow consistency to "scare them from their self-trust." If he made...
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The Journal of the Engineers' Club of St. Louis, Volumes 9-10

1929 - 398 páginas
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H.A.H.R.

James Alexander Robertson - 1949 - 756 páginas
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World Facts and America's Responsibility

Cornelius Howard Patton - 1919 - 268 páginas
...compulsion of a world situation which no human mind could have foreseen. Emerson's saying, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines," brought comforting reflections to many. This humble-mindedness was more creditable to our spirit than...
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A History of American Literature

Percy Holmes Boynton - 1919 - 528 páginas
...in this or that public place ? Suppose you should contradict yourself ; what then ? . . . A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. This sort of balancing of his views of independence is to be found in an essay of thirty years later...
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A Thought Book on the Socratic Method

Thomas Sharper Knowlson - 1920 - 230 páginas
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God and Democracy: Lame and Lovely

Frank Crane - 1920 - 328 páginas
...contradiction is equivalent to a lie. The truth, however, is quite the contrary. Con146 Emerson said that "consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...little statesmen, and philosophers, and divines." And I have known but two classes of people who were absolutely consistent — idiots and dead men....
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