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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 Monthly magazine - Page 487
by Monthly literary register - 1841
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Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...of the soul come, yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and color. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. 12. Why are people afraid of seeming inconsistent ? 13. How does E. picture the man who fears to be...
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The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register

1841
...brook the rage of the cultivated classes. Their rage is decorous and prudent ; for they are timid, as being very vulnerable themselves. But when to their...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. Out upon your guarded...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
...memory, but bring the past for judgment into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new da}r. Trust your emotion. In your metaphysics you have denied...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. Out upon your guarded...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 303 pages
...of the soul come, yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and color. Leave your theory as Joseph his coat in the hand of...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. Out upon your guarded...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...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...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...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...alone, scarcely even in acts of pure memory, but bring the past for judgment into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day. Trust your emotion....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. Out upon your guarded...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848
...alone, scarcely even in acts of pure memory, but bring the past for judgment into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day. Trust your emotion....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. Out upon your guarded...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...motions of the soul come, yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape tnd colour. Leave your theory as Joseph his coat in the...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. Out upon your guarded...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...come, yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and colour. Leave youi theory as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot,...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. Out upon your guarded...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...of the soul come, yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and color. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand...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...
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