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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. "
Essays, Lectures and Orations - Стр. 28
авторы: Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - Страниц: 364
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - Страниц: 261
...nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Out upon your guarded lips! Sew them up with packthread, do. Else, if you would...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...
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The Massachusetts Quarterly Review, Том 3

1849
...nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Out upon your guarded lips ! Sew them up with packthread, do. Else, if you would...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...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - Страниц: 333
...He may as 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, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. — ' Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.' — Is it so bad,...
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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - Страниц: 333
...He may as 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, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. — ' Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.' — Is it so bad,...
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Essays [1st ser., ed.] with preface by T. Carlyle

Ralph Waldo [essays] Emerson - 1853
...nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in words as hard as cannon-balls, and to-morrow speak...though it contradict everything you said to-day. " Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood." Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was...
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The Homes of the New World: Impressions of America, Том 1

Fredrika Bremer - 1854
...statesmen, and philosophers, and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. Speik out what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon-balls,...to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. Ah ! then, exclaim the aged ladies, you shall be sure to be misunderstood....
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English and Scottish Sketches

Oliver Prescott Hiller - 1857 - Страниц: 352
...understands himself fully and his views are clear. But Emerson says,—and he appears to act upon it—" Speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon-balls,...again, though it contradict everything you said to-day. With consistency a great soul has nothing to do." Now, what folly and nonsense is this! What right...
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Life and Books: Or, Records of Thought and Reading

John Frederick Boyes - 1859 - Страниц: 256
...one : " A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." — " Speak what you think to say in words as hard as cannon-balls, and tomorrow speak...words again ; though it contradict everything you have said to day." (Essay on Self-Reliance.) Observe the " everything." Why, even if a man is obliged...
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Beulah

Augusta Jane Evans - 1859 - Страниц: 510
...minds. With consistency, a great soul has simply nothing to do. Speak what you think now in hard words ; and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard...again, though it contradict everything you said to-day. Why should you keep your head over your shoulder ? Why drag about this corpse of your memory, lest...
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The Cornhill Magazine

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1906
...self-reproaches. ' With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradicts everything you said to-day.' His aim and his work were before and not behind him. He saw...
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