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" A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. "
Twelve Essays - 第 48 頁
Ralph Waldo Emerson 著 - 1849 - 261 頁
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A History of American Literature

Percy Holmes Boynton - 1919 - 513 頁
...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 divines. This sort of balancing of his views of independence is to be found in an essay of thirty years later...
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God and Democracy: Lame and Lovely

Frank Crane - 1920 - 317 頁
...contradiction is equivalent to a lie. The truth, however, is quite the contrary. Con146 Emerson said that "consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...little statesmen, and philosophers, and divines." And I have known but two classes of people who were absolutely consistent — idiots and dead men....
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Ralph Waldo Emerson: how to Know Him

Samuel McChord Crothers - 1921 - 234 頁
...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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Rough-hewn

Dorothy Canfield Fisher - 1922 - 502 頁
...lamp, staring into the dusty, dreary, empty waiting-room and heard it clear and calm and summoning, "Leave your theory as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee!" He looked about him desperately, but there was not a soul in the station save himself, nor a house...
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Religious Thought in the Greater American Poets

Elmer James Bailey - 1922 - 258 頁
...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
...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, 第 7 卷

1922
...-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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Die Akademie: eine Sammlung von Aufsätzen aus dem Arbeitskreis der ...

Rolf Hoffmann - 1924
...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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Argument, Inference and Dialectic: Collected Papers on Informal Logic

Robert Pinto - 2001 - 148 頁
...sketched in the preceding two paragraphs. 3. WHEN lS lT REASONABLE TO TOLERATE lNCONSlSTENCY? A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. Ralph Waldo Emerson in Essays, "Self- Reliance" (First Series, 1841). Some faults are reprehensible;...
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Emerson and Self-reliance

George Kateb - 2002 - 221 頁
...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. (p. 265) We want to ask, Flee from what to what? From sophisticated vagueness to a self-indulgent will...
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