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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. "
The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series - Sivu 389
tekijä(t) Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1841
...minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has (imply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with...man, speak what you think to-day in words as hard i» cannon-balls, and to morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict...

Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 sivua
...consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to...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...

Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 sivua
...consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to...cannon-balls, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. Ah, then, exclaim the aged ladies,...

The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register

1841
...consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to...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 every thing you said...

Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 303 sivua
...consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply ^nothing...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 every...

The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Nide 54

1851
...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...cannonballs, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you said to-day." He cares not for being " misunderstood...

Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 sivua
...consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to...well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again,...

Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848
...consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to...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...

Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 sivua
...consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to...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 you think to-day in...

The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Nide 13

1848
...hampered by their own utterances more than by other men's — " 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 again, though it contradict everything you said to-day." These headstrong sages, full of...




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