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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 Cornhill Magazine - Página 318
editado por - 1906
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Mind, Volume 5

1900
...was the day before. With Emerson, I will "speak what I think to-day in words as hard as cannon balls, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything I said to-day." I cannot afford to be consistent with my former self, nor with...
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Studies of a Biographer, Volume 4

Leslie Stephen - 1902
...consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. . . . With consistency a great soul has nothing whatever to do. . . . Speak what you think now in hard words,...what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you said to-day.' The peculiarity seems to have annoyed his friends with a turn...
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Reading and Speaking: Familiar Talks to Young Men who Would Speak Well in ...

Brainard Gardner Smith - 1898 - 199 páginas
...packthread ; do. Else, if you would be a man, speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon-balls ; and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks, in hard words again, though it contradict everything you said to-day. " Ah, then," exclaim the aged ladies, " you shall be sure to...
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Liberty in the Nineteenth Century

Frederic May Holland - 1899 - 257 páginas
...the truth." " Why should I give up my thought, because I cannot answer an objection to it ? " . . " With consistency, a great soul has simply nothing...what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you said to-day." . . . " I hope in these days we have heard the last of conformity...
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Don't-worry Nuggets: Epictetus, Ralph Waldo Emerson, George Eliot, Robert ...

1899 - 118 páginas
...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 in hard words and tomorrow...what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you said to-day. The power men possess to annoy me I give them by a weak curiosity....
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Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1899
...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 in hard words, and to-morrow...what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day.— ' Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.'—Is it...
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The Medical Visitor, Volume 15

1899
...subject; but I refrain from going further. "Speak what you think now in hard woids," says Emerson, " and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you said to-day." I have no apology to make for my choice of subject. I do not...
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Proceedings of the Annual Convention, Volume 1

1899
...was the day before. With Emerson, I will "speak what I think to-day in words as hard as cannon balls, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything I said to-day." I cannot afford to be consistent with my former self, nor with...
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A Literary History of America

Barrett Wendell - 1900 - 574 páginas
...a great souV has simply 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...what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you have said to-day. . . . Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus,...
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A Literary History of America

Barrett Wendell - 1900 - 574 páginas
...a great soul has simply 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...what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you have said to-day. . . . Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus,...
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