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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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Ralph Waldo Emerson: how to Know Him

Samuel McChord Crothers - 1921 - 260 páginas
...consistency is a virtue. No saying of his is more often quoted, and more generally misunderstood : "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 wall. Speak what you think now...
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Essays and Poems of Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 592 páginas
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Religious Thought in the Greater American Poets

Elmer James Bailey - 1922 - 282 páginas
...was not unconscious of these incongruities, and recast Emerson's remark in Self-Reliance, " A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines," into the three lines in Song of Myself. " Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself,...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922 - 1422 páginas
...of opinion to be inconstancy. CICERO— Ep. ad Atticum. Bk. XVI. 8. (See also EMERSON) 7 A foolish ead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave. Attributed to LORD BROUGHAM. 1 EMERSON — Essays. Self-Reliance. s With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. * * *...
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Texas Review, Volume 7

1922 - 384 páginas
...-Reliance, " brings out the idea that Emerson did not condemn true consistency of thought : "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. ' ' It is interesting to note that Emerson's Journals afford Dr. Crothers quite a number of texts as...
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The China Law Review, Volume 2

1975 - 400 páginas
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Poet Lore, Volume 34

1923 - 700 páginas
...quanta vuole. " Which sounds very much like a famous passage in Emerson (quoted from memory): "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great •I3 Curiositei estheliques, p. 203. '14 Ibid., p. 201. soul has simply nothing to do. Speak what...
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Die Akademie: eine Sammlung von Aufsätzen aus dem Arbeitskreis der ...

Rolf Hoffmann - 1924 - 798 páginas
...them«. es kommt auf den Leser an — einer seiner typischsten Aussprüche also lautet: »A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do«. Mit den Philosophen scheint Emerson sich überhaupt nicht gut verstanden zu haben, dies muß bekannt...
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Literature and Life, Livro 4

Edwin Greenlaw, William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - 1929 - 808 páginas
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My Little Book of Emerson: Being an Introd. to Emerson and a Breviary of His ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1924 - 152 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 by little statesmen and philosophers and divinesWith consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with...
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