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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. "
Training the Speaking Voice - Page 139
by Virgil A. Anderson - 1977 - 496 pages
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1841 - 1092 pages
...shape and colour. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has (imply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Out upon your guarded...
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 168 pages
...yesterday, shall we forget it to-day ? Why should we forget it if some one has injured us ? 14. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Out upon your guarded lips ! Sew them up with packthread, do. Else, if you would be a man, speak what...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Essays - 1841 - 324 pages
...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 little minds, adored...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Out upon your guarded lips ! Sew them up with packthread, do. Else, if you would be a man, speak what...
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The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register

British periodicals - 1841 - 640 pages
...and colour. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. " A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Out upon your guarded lips ! Sew them up with packthread, do. Else, if you would be a man, speak what...
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 54

1851 - 650 pages
...whether what he is saying now may not contradict what he said five minutes ago. Hence his advice : " With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Out upon your guarded lips ! Sew them up with packthread, do ! Else, if you would be a man, speak what...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 354 pages
...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 little minds, adored...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 so bad, then,...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 400 pages
...shape and colour. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Out upon your guarded lips! Sew them up with packthread, do. Else, if you would be a man, speak what...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 384 pages
...shape and colour. Leave your theory as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Out upon your guarded lipsl Sew them up with packthread, do. Else, if you would be a man, speak what...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 13

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1848 - 610 pages
...If you would be man'' says Emerson, " speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon-balls, and to-morrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words...though it contradict everything you said to-day." These headstrong sages, full of noble caprice, of lofty humors, often pour forth in their wild profusion...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 270 pages
...shape and colour. Leave youi theory as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Out upon your guarded lips! Sew them up with packthread, do. Else, if you would be a man, speak what...
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