Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quotations


A foolish consistency

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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

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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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