Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson


A foolish consistency


A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.

From the essay Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

— 1841

The time-worn yoke of their opinions


He who should inspire and lead his race must be defended from travelling with the souls of other men, from living, breathing, reading, and writing in the daily, time-worn yoke of their opinions.

From the essay The Conduct of Life

— 1860

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